Thursday, June 21, 2018

Twenty Years, Six Months and Twenty-seven days

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This was how old Franklin Wheeler Young was when he was called on his mission. What was the mission?
a.                  High Priest group leader of Payson
b.                  Bishop of Payson
c.                   Mayor of Payson
d.                  Patriarch of Payson
Yesterdays’ answer:
B   Rough around the edges
From the life of Patience Loader Rozsa Archer:   We traveled on for some few miles. Then we came to the Sweet Water. There we had to cross. We thought we would have to wade the water as the cattle had been crossing with the wagons and with the tents and what little flour we had and had broken the ice so we could not go over on the ice. But there was three brave men there in the water packing the women and children over on their backs. Names William Kimble, Ephraim Hanks, and I think the other was James Ferguson. Those poor brethren was in the water nearly all day. We wanted to thank them but they would not listen to us. My dear Mother felt in her heart to bless them for their kindness. She said God bless you for taking me over this water and in such an awful rough way. They said oh d - - - that I don’t’ want any of that. You are welcome. We have come to help you. Mother turned to me saying what do think of that man. He is a rough fellow. I told her that is Brother William Kimble. I am told they are all good men but I daresay that they are all rather rough in there manners. But we found that they all had kind good hearts. This poor Brother Kimble stayed so long in the water that he had to be taken out and packed to camp and he was a long time before he recovered as he was chilled through and in after life he was always afflicted with rheumatism.

Women’s Voices-An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 236.

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