Friday, August 17, 2018

The Home Remedy

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Fearful that the measles would affect Mary Ann Boram’s mind, what did her grandfather do to draw the measles to her feet?
a.                  Wrap her feet in hot olive oil and onion poultices
b.                  Make her walk the entire Mormon Trail
c.                   Bless her
d.                  Pray for her
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Her husband threw the Book of Mormon into the fire and it didn’t burn
. . . Elizabeth Terry Heward, encountered Mormonism without her husband’s permission. Heward was born in the birthplace of Mormonism—Palmyra, New York—on November 17, 1814. At age twenty-three she began her conversion experience when she requested that a Mormon missionary, Theodore Turley preach at her house in December 1837. Heward was converted not through her reading of the book but through a miracle involving the book. Another Mormon “sold me a Book of Mormon for $1.25 and Kirby [her husband] was near when I received the book and he snatched it out of my hand and threw it into the fire, which was very hot, and it went in open. . . . I was across the room from the fire, but I sprang as quick as I could and took out the book, which scorched. . . . Right then I received a testimony that the Book of Mormon was true.”
Katherine Sarah Massoth, “Writing An Honorable Remembrance: Nineteenth-Century LDS Women’s Autobiography,” Journal of Mormon History, Spring 2013, 124-125.

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