Category Archives: Ann Lewis

Sometimes we try to keep too many irons in the fire.

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Grateful in Abidjan

Today in Abidjan. During this holiday season, I’m grateful for simple blessings like fruit and thundershowers.

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Dad’s Memorial Service 23 November 2019

Arthur Rudolf Laemmlen Memorial November 23, 2019 – Selma, CA Ward Paul Laemmlen’s Funeral Talk Thanks for attending There are many people to thank who have stepped in and helped with my dad over the last few weeks: ▪ Kris … Continue reading

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Dad made it to the end of his row.

Early this morning, Dad went Home.  He made it to the end of his earthly row!  Oh, how I love him and oh how I’ll miss him, and oh how happy I am for him to be Home! I didn’t … Continue reading

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Ancestors: Like cups on a shelf?

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Love from Africa!

We are in Abidjan!  We arrived a few days ago and have been busy getting acquainted with this new home.  Next week we hope to go to Mali.  I’ve started a mission blog for these next 2 years where I’ll … Continue reading

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Dad is Preparing to Exit

This week while we were in the MTC, my Dear Dad had a bad stroke.  We’re both entering new territory.   The doctors tell us his stroke was massive; the left carotid artery was totally blocked resulting in the stroke being in … Continue reading

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Farewells Underway

Today I went to my quilt group for the last time before we depart.  I love these women and I love our hours together each week, visiting, creating, lifting and sharing.  These are women of faith and goodness.  And they … Continue reading

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A Year of Quilts–38 Total Finished!

Scrappy Trips by Ann Lewis 2018I’ve promised to post a gallery of the quilts I’ve finished since returning from our mission in Washington.  I think they total 38.  These quilts are all ages–some were started more than 20 years ago, … Continue reading

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Raisins and Some Grape Etiquette

I was born and raised in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the granddaughter and daughter of a farmer.  All of my father’s ancestors were grape growers in Germany, and they still are today.  I grew up running through … Continue reading

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