Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Multitasking While Plowing

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What did Hugh B. Brown like to do as a lad while plowing his father’s fields?
a.                  Sing
b.                  Pray
c.                   Read
d.                  Carve
Yesterday’s answer:
A   Joseph Smith
From the life of Joseph Fielding Smith:   Born 19 July 1876, a year before President Brigham Young died, and having lived almost one hundred years of Church history, Joseph Fielding Smith had been under the guidance of every president of the Church who held that office before him except Joseph Smith, and his noble parentage put him in close proximity to that great man. His grandfather was the Prophet’s brother, Hyrum, and his father was the sixth president of the Church, Joseph F. Smith. Joseph Fielding knew the hardships of pioneer life and the rigors of early morning and late evening chores. As a young boy of seven, he mistakenly “showed off” his competence at milking and acquired the job permanently. He knew the harshness of cold nights and interrupted sleep as he harnessed his mother’s horses many times so she could go out to perform her services as a midwife. He knew the privation of Christmas—one in particular where this father wandered the Salt Lake City streets in search of some warming surprise for his children and returned with his hands as empty as his purse.
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 98.

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