Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The First LDS Woman to Sing with the Royal German Opera

Who was the first American woman to sing with the Royal German Opera?

a.      Joseph Smith’s granddaughter

b.      George Albert Smith’s wife

c.       John Taylor’s daughter

d.      Brigham Young’s granddaughter

Yesterday’s answer:

b.   A red hot fireplace shovel

My grandmother was a little teentsy woman only about five feet tall and real light, and she wouldn’t take guff from anybody. One day when she was baking bread, a buck Indian came just as she was taking a loaf out of the oven. I guess he asked for some, but when she said no, he said he’d take it anyway. Well, she was building up a fire and had put the poker and fire shovel right in the fire while she talked. Now the Indian was only wearing a little breech cloth and when he went to take a loaf, she jerked the re-hot shovel right out of the stove and smacked him on the bare behinder. He pulled his knife and said, “I’ll kill you.” She took her shovel and said, “I’ll burn you.” And chased him out of the house.

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 492-93.

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