Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Discussing Long Into the Night with a Visitor

When Charles O. Card was exploring the area around Cardston, he said he had a visitor one evening. The two of them discussed the possibilities of settlement in the Cardston area. Who does Card state the visitor was?
a.                  Prime Minister John A. MacDonald
b.                  Joseph Smith
c.                   Brigham Young
d.                  One of the Three Nephites
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  That war broke out in Hawaii
On December 7, 1941, the Tabernacle Choir’s broadcast was brought to the people of Hawaii through transcription. The broadcast began at 8:30 in the morning. At 8:35 we could hear thunder and a repetition of explosions down Pearl Harbor way. My companion broke into my thoughts saying, “That doesn’t sound like maneuvers, that sounds like real war.” I laughed and thought it impossible, but the sounds grew alarming in their volume, and finally the broadcast was interrupted halfway through with the announcement that Hawaii was being subjected to an air raid from an unidentified aggressor. Chaos suggested itself to the minds of all of those who heard the announcement, and then the Tabernacle Choir of Salt Lake City was brought back to us, just as it finished singing the last stanza of “Come, Come Ye Saints. . . .” It was a message of courage and hope.

Robert Mullen, The Latter-day Saints: The Mormons Yesterday and Today (New York: Doubleday, 1966), 94.

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