October 7

While watching General Conference [on TV], a mother and father were doing their best to keep the children quiet so they could hear the message. The speaker talked about the importance of mothers and their role in the home. Five-year-old Marissa was told to listen closely because someday she would be a mother.

This news seemed to upset her. She said, “I don’t want to be a mom. I want to be how I am.”

The husband and wife smiled knowingly at each other and turned the volume up another notch. (Mormon Mishaps and Mischief, p. 51).

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The most famous story that everyone seems to know about Uncle Golden relates to his crossing Main Street on his way to the Salt Lake Temple from the southwest corner of the Hotel Utah.

Some reckless youths came west on South Temple in a speeding jalopy and turned abruptly around the corner without stopping. They barely missed Golden, spattering his trousers with mud.

He shook his cane at them, “You sons of perdition! Have you no respect for the priesthood? Can’t you tell the difference between a common gentile and one of the Lord’s anointed?” (J. Golden Kimball Stories, p.88-89)