Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Salt Lake’s First Christmas

Christmas of 1847 was celebrated the day after Christmas, which happened to be the Sabbath. What was one of the songs that was sung around an open air fire?
a.                  We Wish You a Merry Christmas
b.                  Jingle Bells
c.                   Come, Come, Ye Saints
d.                  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Yesterday’s answer:
a.      Cut up pieces of apple
I remember the Christmas of 1862. All of us children hung up our stockings. We jumped up early in the morning to see what Santa had brought, but there was not a thing in them! Mother wept bitterly. She went to her box and got a little apple and cut it in little tiny pieces, and that was our Christmas; but I have never forgotten how I loved her dear hands as she was cutting that apple.

Lesson Committee, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1995), 6:160.

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