If we could all sell our experiences for what they have cost us, we’d be rich. (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 83)
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The “ninth beatitude” invented by Alexander Pope: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 82)
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Once Golden drove out to Stansbury to get a turkey for Thanksgiving. He gave it to his wife, Jennie, to prepare for the big traditional family gathering.
When the day came, he sat down all set for a turkey dinner. To his great surprise, his wife served a roast of beef.
He said to her, “Mother [many Kimball men have traditionally called their wives this as a term of endearment, including Golden], where’s that turkey that I bought out at Brother Clark’s farm for Thanksgiving?”
“Golden, when I went to get it ready to cook, the long scrawny neck looked so much like yours, I didn’t have the heart to cook it?” (J. Golden Kimball Stories, p. 97-98)