Friday, May 24, 2019

Hilda’s Confession

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In her memoirs, what did Hilda Erickson state was a weakness of hers in the early 1900s?
a.                  The Word of Wisdom
b.                  Racing her automobile
c.                   Horse racing
d.                  Tattoos
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Ellis Island
From the life of Lizzie Olivia Borgeson:   In addition, Sister Borgeson was expected to meet trains and boats, carrying female visitors to New York who had sent word to mission headquarters for someone to receive them on their arrival. In this way she became as well known to the government and railroad officials as any of the regular welfare workers from other organizations. On one occasion a faithful sister, who had presided over the Relief Society in Oslo, Norway, arrived at Ellis Island and was informed by one of the officials that “they could not land a Mormon.” Fortunately, Sister Borgeson was at hand to see that the lady received proper consideration and in doing so was able, under the inspiration of the Lord to explain to this official and others, many of the principles of the gospel and to remove some misunderstanding which had arisen, and from that time the “Mormons” were treated with due courtesy on Ellis Island.  
Andrew Jenson, L.D.S. Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City, Andrew Jensen Memorial Association, 1936), 4:172.  

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