Wednesday, June 17, 2015

They are Proud of the Fact

Downtown Palmyra, New York
Outside of LDS circles, what is the town of Palmyra unique for?
A)                 More church’s per capita than any other town or city in the United States.
B)                 The highest percentage of church attendance anywhere in the United States.
C)                 The only town or city in the United States where there are four Church’s on each corner of one of the major intersections.
D)                 The highest donation rate per capita to a religious affiliation.  

Yesterday’s answer:
(B) His Sunday shoes
It’s highly possible that these were the first shoes that the young Mosiah Hancock had in a few years. We do know that when he and his family were pushed out of Missouri, he crossed Missouri in the winter of 1838 with no shoes or coat. Is it any wonder he prized them the way he did? He was almost seven-years old at the time of him receiving the shoes.
   “On April 9th [1841], my Uncle Alvin presented me with a pair of shoes, which I dared not wear except on Sundays. On Sundays I tucked the shoes under my arm and started for meeting; slipping them on just before I arrived there. After meeting was out, I would take them off and walk home in my bare feet. They were so roomy that I kept them in good condition for three years, then turned them over to my brother, Francis Marion. I hadn’t even dared to wear the shoes while cutting wood for fear of cutting them!”

Autobiography of Mosiah Hancock, Typescript, BYU-S; htpp://

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