Friday, July 25, 2014

Wearing Many Different Hats

Joseph and Hyrum Smith

What one thing was Hyrum Smith not to the Church and the Prophet Joseph Smith?

a.      Body guard

b.      Church Historian

c.       Second Counselor

d.      Patriarch

e.      Brother

f.        Martyr

g.      One of the Eight Witnesses

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   A yacht

The following from the journal of David L. Davis on July 24, 1880: The grandest display in the shape of a parade that was ever undertaken in the West was given today in honor of the entry of the pioneers into Salt Lake. The procession formed on 1st South St, led by the surviving pioneers. There were 12 or 15 Brass Bands with glittering cortege of three miles long which marched down 1st South St. and entered into the large tabernacle. I took an active part in the procession, being in charge of the Salt Lake Yacht Club. We had the yacht Mary placed upon a car with a crew of six men in her, and the rest of the Club sitting on each side of the car on a lower elevation. Some 40 all told, and all dressed tastefully in sailor uniforms. The yacht was tastefully decorated with some two hundred flags and pennants of all descriptions. Sails were all on and unfurled ready to sail. It was placed as a finale to the grand promenading tableau, and a very fitting one it was. We think the finest and most spirited piece in the whole parade. There being a nice breeze blowing showing the flags to good advantage and the cheering by the 40 sailor boy s made a very animated picture. . . . The mast head being 40 feet from the road made it necessary to fix the mast so it would lower at a moments notice which worked like a charm. We were much complimented.

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:259.


  1. he was not one of the 8 witnesses...

    1. Give it another try. How's Montana? Hope all is well with you and Joann