If it weren’t for the last minute, very little would be accomplished in this world.
(Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 206)
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Brigham Young: While I attempt to speak to the people I would like their attention, and for them to keep quiet. I do not particularly object to the crying of children, but I do to the whispering of the people. I suppose that, if we were in the congregations of some of our Christian fellow-countrymen, we would not hear any children crying. I believe they have none in some societies. I am very happy to hear the children crying when it is really necessary and they cannot be kept from it. One thing is certain, wherever we go there is proof that the people are keeping the commandments of the Lord, especially the first one---to multiply and replenish the earth. (Best-Love Humor of the LDS People, p. 219)
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According to Golden, the weather in Bear Lake was “one month of late summer and eleven months of dead winter.” But he was proud of his little homestead all the same. He had kept it after his mother died and loved to go up there on weekends and holidays.
Once, President Grant was in the area for a conference, Golden showed him his ranch. He drove President Grant around his farm and showed him the horses, cattle, fence lines, and irrigation canals.
As President Grant left to get in the car to drive back to Salt Lake, he shook Golden’s hand and said, “Brother Kimball, you have a wonderful ranch here.”
Golden’s reply was, “You should have seen it when just God ran it.” (More J. Golden Kimball Stories, p. 25)