Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Monday Morning Chuckle

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Let’s face it, Sunday is usually a great day. For starters we aren't at work, but rather at Church receiving a good dose of more spiritual matters. It's Monday that I worry about. To be honest, we all deserve a chuckle on Monday morning. Anything to jump start the week is a bonus. This story is guaranteed to do just that. What did the Deseret News refuse to advertise during the 1800's, that many other newspapers throughout the country were advertising?

a.      Mormon Elders Damiana Wafers

b.      Mormon High Priest Beard Growth Pills

c.       Personal ads

d.      Utah Nannies Wanted

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   George Q. Cannon

The following incident occurred after the Johnston army scare of 1858, when the George Q. Cannon family was heading back to Salt Lake City: On his return from Fillmore with his family, he was met at Payson, Utah county, in September, 1858, by a messenger from President Young, who bore a note to him, in which it was stated that he had been appointed a mission to the Eastern States, and that a company of brethren were waiting for him who expected to start the next day. As the note was dated on Sunday, and the next day was the same that he received the message, he saw that there was not time to be lost. He had just stopped for dinner at the house of Brother Wm. B. Preston, who was then residing at Payson. In three-quarters of an hour after receiving the message he was ready for his mission, and left his family on the road side, in the care of his brother David, who was but a youth, and to the tender mercies of his Heavenly Father.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901), 46.

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