Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Broken Heart One Moment, Instant Joy the Next

Like many, Maren Pedersen experienced the death of a child on the Mormon trail. Due to Indian difficulties they were required to wrap the young child in a blanket and leave her under a bush. When Maren snuck out of camp to go back and bury her daughter, what did she find that brought her great joy?
a.                  She met her resurrected daughter
b.                  She met the spirit of her daughter
c.                   She realized that her daughter was still alive
d.                  She met her dead parent's spirits with the spirit of her daughter
Yesterday’s answer:
c.   Buffalo
Referring to a speech given by President Woodruff at the Pioneer Celebration Aug. 20, 1894:   In referring to pioneer incidents, he spoke of the immense herds of buffaloes which the Pioneers met on Platte River. It took them three days to pass through them, and so numerous were they that it was found necessary to place guards around the wagons at night to keep the animals out of the corral. He also related an amusing incident which transpired soon after the arrival in the Valley when some of the Pioneers made their first visit to the lake and took a plunge in its waters. Green Flake, the colored man who had just spoken, was one of the party. After coming out of the briny waters, his entire body being covered with salt, Mr. Flake was for once in his life a white man, and remained thus until by application of fresh water he regained his native color.

Lesson Committee, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1995), 6:9.

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