Saturday, June 3, 2017

He Would Cry When It Stopped

Lucinda Steed’s family entered the valley in 1850. She stated that her infant son, George would start to cry when what stopped?
a.                  The war cry of the natives
b.                   The howling of the wolves
c.                   The jostling of the wagon
d.                  The singing of the Saints
Yesterday’s answer:
C.   The widow’s loaf
From the life of William Miller:   In 1853 he was appointed first counselor to Bishop Aaron Johnson. From 1853 to 1856, his time was occupied in farming, making roads into the canyons, and the duties of his various offices. In 1856 he was called to fill a mission to England. Before going on his mission, this year being the famous grasshopper year, Brother Miller weighed out just enough flour to supply his family until an early harvest, and disposed of his surplus to his needy neighbors. The family divided this scanty allowance among the needy, never turning an applicant away hungry; and yet the supply held out until harvest, like the widow’s loaf.   

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 484.

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