November 2

An Idaho farm boy went on a mission to Indiana. He wrote a letter to his parents, “I sure am enjoying missionary life. It is really nice to lie in bed every morning until 6:a.m.”

(Stories & Jokes of Mormon Folks, p. 109)

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There were smiles in the congregation as the newly returned missionary stood up to give his report and began: “It’s so good to be home and to see all of you: Dad and Mom, my little brothers, friends, former mission companions, my girlfriend---and her husband . . . “

(Stories & Jokes of Mormon Folks, p. 109)

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J. Golden Kimball once wrote to his friend, Stayner Richards: “I’ve been called on the carpet so many times that I’ve worn out a spot in front of Heber’s desk. But today, Stayner, I’m grateful to be just a mule skinning cowboy and damn little else.”

J. Golden attended a meeting dedicated to living the Word of Wisdom. At the meeting “President Grant gave a stirring defense of clean living. At the close of his sermon, he asked all those brethren present who were living the Word of Wisdom to please stand. He turned to Golden, who was seated with him on the stand, ‘Would you please stand and count them?’

“This put Golden on the spot. His own observation of this particular commandment was notoriously lax. ‘No Thanks, Heber, I can see them all right here from where I’m sitting.’”

Golden told this story: “Not so many conferences ago, I was the last one to stand and speak before the conference adjourned. President Grant told me I had seven minutes. I only took three. It was the only times President Grant ever shook my hand after one of my talks.

“And that is more than any of the Brethren had ever done.”

(More J. Golden Kimball Stories, p. 38-39

Mission Mania   by Val C. Bagley, p. 9

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