Category Archives: Family

2018 Epiphany Letter

Last year, which felt like a decade shoved into 365 days, wasn’t all bad. We share our highlights, below. At the end of the post, find a slide show of a few of our favorite pictures from 2017. Sam On … Continue reading

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Sam’s Photo Session

The Edison-Albrights, including Hank-the-Dog, were visiting, so we asked for help taking a picture with Sam-the-Dog. Eight photos illustrate how it went. Click on the photo to enlarge it.  

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Sam-the-Dog

Paul and I adopted Sam-the-Dog from the wonderful Human Society of Northeast Iowa (HSNEI) in Decorah, on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was named Sam at the Shelter, being a “found” dog no one claimed. So, we don’t know a … Continue reading

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From your baby book

A MESSAGE FROM MY PARENTS March 28, 1981 (You are 10 weeks old) Dearest Anne, When we look down on your precious face, we are filled with many hopes and dreams for you. We hope you will be a happy … Continue reading

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The Decorah Chapter

On August 17, we’ll move out of our home in Watertown, Wisconsin. On September 1 we’ll take possession of our new home in Decorah, Iowa. The Graebel moving van will pull-up sometime between September 2 and 10. Why are we … Continue reading

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Things: A mother’s lesson

When my mother was young, maybe 11 or 12, her family’s farmhouse burned to the ground. Mom, along with her mom, dad, and baby sister, Sally, got out with their lives and a basket of clean clothes. It was the … Continue reading

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2015 Thanksgiving Card

Click on the family picture to enlarge the panel and read through the card. To download, print and share the Advent/Christmas devotional booklet mentioned above, save this PDF and print double sided, flipping on the short edge. To print out just the prayer … Continue reading

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Life-Changing Grace

Since 1985, every year on October 9, I remember a terrible-wonderful time of healing and abundant grace upon grace. The first time I told the story was in the December 1986 issue of Family Computing magazine. On October 9, 2010, “Life-changing … Continue reading

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