October 28

Little Zachary had been to a birthday party, and when he got back home, his mother asked him questions about his manners at the party. “You didn’t ask for a second piece of cake, did you?” she said.

“No, Mom,” Zachary answered, “I just asked Jessica’s mother for the recipe so that you could make some cake like it because it was the very best cake I’d ever tasted in my whole life. And she gave me another piece, of her own free will.” (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p.134)

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A mother was teaching her little son about service. “We need to remember,” she explained, “That we’re here on earth to help others.”

The little boy looked puzzled, “But, Mommy,” he asked, “Why are the others here?”

(Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 232)

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The president [Heber J. Grant]began by speaking of his inability to sing as a youth and how it took some time for him to develop this talent through persistence, practice, and lessons. He told the audience, “When I began this task, I couldn’t tell one note from another.”

Golden, who was seated immediately behind President Grant on the podium, quipped loud enough for everyone on the stand, but not the audience, to hear, “If that had been a bank note, he could have told the difference!”

To the puzzlement of the audience, everyone sitting on the rostrum burst into laughter. President Grant pretended not to have heard Golden’s retort and ran right on with the remainder of his sermon. (More J. Golden Kimball Stories, p. 28-29)

Mormon Life  , p. 13