Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Cumorah’s Last Game of the Season

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How many people watched the Cumorah’s (LDS South African missionary baseball team) last game of the season?
a.                  100
b.                  500
c.                   300
d.                  800
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Bishop Whitney
From the life of Orson Ferguson Whitney:   At the farewell testimonial where he and his counselors (Elders Patrick and Barton) laid down their Ward officers he entreated his old-time friends and associates to continue greeting him as “Bishop.” He afterwards said in the hearing of this writer: “I have never wanted to be called ‘Apostle’ Whitney; it is exceedingly distasteful to me; that sacred title should not be used thus commonly. I have never desired it; but I have expressed, on more than one occasion, a preference for my old title of ‘Bishop,’ which I wore so long, and around which so many happy memories cluster. I recognize, of course that ‘Elder’ is now my proper designation, on all official occasions; but when meeting socially with old-time friends, or when referred to in a literary connection, I prefer to be called ‘Bishop’—for purposes of identification if nothing more. There are many Elder Whitney’s in the Church, and I produced most of my literary works as Bishop Whitney.”
Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3: 793.

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