Category Archives: Family History

Write Once, Read Forever

I an known to friends and family as “the girl who wrote things down.”  I started writing in a journal more than 60 years ago.  There are some gaps and some years I kept track of things on calendars when … Continue reading

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Will you share your words??

I suppose the reason I keep a blog is for this very reason.  It is my hope that a child, a grandchild, or a great-grandchild (or beyond) might someday find a comforting word here and feel my love and make … Continue reading

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Ideas for Family History Christmas Gifts or other Occasions

Here’s a list of family history gift ideas you can make or prepare for your loved ones: Digitize old home videos and make a set or copy for each child. Make chronologies / timelines of each family member’s life. Write … Continue reading

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Grandma Elsa’s House Dress Quilt

When Grandma Elsa Laemmlen died in June 1988, the family members came to the home to find treasures to remember her by.  According to my dad, what wasn’t taken was put in the yard for anyone to pick from before … Continue reading

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Janelle Laemmlen Marries Tyler Dickerson!

Yesterday was Janelle’s Big Day!  It was perfect in every way.  Janelle was absolutely stunning.  We loved celebrating with her.   Today we got together while Eric and his boys were in town.  We loved eating the leftovers and visiting … Continue reading

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Quilts from Jane Isabella Barker (1839-1927)

About 2 years ago, I made this entry in my journal: Tuesday 1 September 2020, Abidjan 12:17 p.m. There has been a miracle.  I just checked my FamilySearch messages and found this: From Janice Toombs Twede 2:15 PM Please let … Continue reading

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A TEMPLE TO BE BUILT IN EKET, NIGERIA!!!

I have been feeling very teary all week, since the announcement of the Temple in Eket at General Conference last Sunday.  I was so overcome with the announcement, I had to leave the room and cry for awhile. Here are … Continue reading

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Come Little Leaves by George Cooper

I saw this October poem posted on Facebook today and it warmed my heart and brought back so many memories from my childhood. I had a mother who read to me.  One of the book collections we had on our … Continue reading

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Our First Annual Writing Retreat!

A year ago 2 of my dear friends, Julie Treadwell and Shelley DeVries and I hatched the idea of starting a Writing Group.  I’m the writing coach and they’re the eager learners.  We’ve been meeting almost every Thursday for the … Continue reading

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Grandma Elsa’s Rocking Chair

I grew up on the farm next door to my Grandparents, Rudolf and Elsa Laemmlen.  I walked over to their house almost daily as I was growing up.  Grandma would sit in this rocking chair by her window and see … Continue reading

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