Thursday, December 20, 2012

On the Lighter Side

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As Latter-day Saints we appreciate humor. In our relationships with other members at Church and in the home, humorous situation take place and are appreciated. We have a daughter who, during her teenage years, and J. Golden Kimball like, didn’t always use the best language to express her thoughts. It was our youngest son’s turn to provide the lesson for Family Home Evening. I knew the second he introduced the lesson that we were in trouble. He turned to his sister and asked her what she could do to make her language more appropriate around the house. She responded by saying, “Heavenly Father told me my language is heaven appropriate so. . . .”  I don’t need to paint a picture of what happened next, I’m sure you can already guess. Let’s just say that lesson holds the Barker family record for the shortest family home evening (I think it topped out at 30 seconds) and found my wife roaring with laughter on the floor and me laughing so hard tears were streaming down my cheeks.

Pioneer Phoebe Arabell Woodruff Moses records that she had to do what to get a native out of her cabin?

a.      Hold family prayer

b.      Hold family scripture study

c.       Send the dog after the native

d.      Pull a gun down from over the fireplace

Yesterday’s answer

a.      8-12 mph

From the journal of early pioneer Jean Rio Griffiths Baker:

   February 1, 1851- We are going at a rate of eleven miles an hour.

   February 3, 1851- Plenty of wind—going at twelve miles an hour. Seven or eight porpoises playing around the vessel. Passed a Dutch ship, which saluted us.

   February 14, 1851- Still favorable wind. We have averaged eight miles an hour since Sunday.

Kenneth W. Godfrey, Audrey M. Godfrey, and Jill Mulvay Derr, Women’s Voices-An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints: 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 206-207.

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