Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Tidbits- Flowers

1.      19th century novelist, Willa Cather claims the Mormon pioneers were responsible for introducing what flower to Nebraska?

              a.      Sunflowers

b.      Wild roses

c.       Tulips

d.      Bleeding hearts

2.      On his visit to Salt Lake City in 1877, famous naturalist John Muir (founder of Yosemite National Park) said that the two most popular flowers in Salt Lake City gardens were what?

a.      Pansies and Petunias

b.      Daisys and Holly hocks

c.       Lilacs and Tulips

d.      Snap Dragons and Orchids

Yesterday’s answer

D)   Mush and milk

The following from the journal of Warren Foote dated July 13, 1838 on his journey to join the Saints in Missouri:

   “13th. Today we traveled 13 miles and stopped to noon. While nooning they heard of a man, who wanted to hire hands to cut his wheat. The company concluded to stop and work awhile, as they were nearly out of money. The fact is we have been living on mush, and milk for a long time past: It has been mush and milk for breakfast, milk and mush for dinner, and for a change mush and milk for supper. When we commenced eating mush and milk for breakfast, I began to think that they would starve me out, as I could not eat enough to last me one hour, but before we got to this place, I could fill up, so as to stand it first rate.”

Autobiography of Warren Foote, Typescript, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University;

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