Category Archives: Lewis Family

Paul, Ann and Eric Laemmlen, together in Utah

My brother, Eric came to Utah for a couple of days to pick up a shipment of stuff he had delivered here.  It’s not often we three kids are together.  My brothers are looking more and more like our dad.

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Adam Matches for Ophthalmology at St Louis University!!

Congratulations to Adam!! In 2012, after 2 years in Chile, Adam went with us and a group of eye doctors to Mali. He got to assist the eye surgeons as they restored sight to the blind. It was a life changer. … Continue reading

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Claire and Graham’s Departure for Connecticut

Last night we went next door to help Claire and Graham finish packing up their lives, emptying all their things from every room, every shelf and every drawer.  They fit what they could into their suitcases and back packs, and … Continue reading

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We Miss Adam

Nine years ago today, Adam stopped by (he was a BYU student, living in Provo), and left this note on the toilet.  The note still hangs on the back of the bathroom door, reminding us of Adam.  We miss him … Continue reading

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John and his Ear

Living in Africa for the last 2 years meant we went with out any medical check ups that whole time.  When we returned home, we started going to all the regulars–our doctor, our dentist, this exam and that, making sure … Continue reading

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More Goodbyes Ahead –Claire and Graham are heading to Connecticut!

Claire has returned home to us, but not for long.  She and Graham are leaving next week for Connecticut, where Graham’s company, Henkel, is located.  Because of Covid, he’s been able to work remotely since he started there after completing … Continue reading

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Claire and her Medical Team in Mali Changing Lives

I’m always proud of the good our kids do in the world, but this week I’m especially proud of Claire who is changing lives in Mali.  They are working hard, doing surgeries every day this week.  Women have been pre-screened … Continue reading

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Taking Down the Tree

We put it off as long as we could.  Today we unfrocked the tree.  It always makes me sad, remembering the excitement and magic that filled the air as each ornament was hung and each Nativity was arranged.  This room … Continue reading

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The Rudolf and Elsa Laemmlen Home in Reedley, California 2021

My brother Eric phoned this week for my birthday.  It’s been awhile since I’ve heard from him.  “By the way,” he said at the end of the conversation, “I sold the farm.” I suppose I knew that the day would … Continue reading

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I Spy Quilts with the Kids!

I always imagined playing “I Spy With My Little Eye” with grandchildren and these quilts.  It’s finally happening!  And it is Oh, SO FUN!! Having a house filled with little ones has made for the best Christmas vacation ever.   … Continue reading

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