December 16

Sister Hanks was in her early twenties and teaching a CTR class. One Sunday, she explained about Jesus Christ being born in Bethlehem. Out of the blue, a little girl jumped out of her seat and, in a voice full of excitement, asked, “Is Jesus coming agin?”

“Yes,” Sister Hands said. “It is called the Second Coming. Have any of you heard of the Second Coming?” Some of the children nodded while others shook their heads.

Sister Hanks smiled and said to the little girl, “It is called the Second Coming because Jesus has already been to the earth once.”

The children seemed to be pondering that concept when the same little girl spoke up again, “Were you there when He came the first time?” (Mormon Mishaps and Mischief, by D.N. Giles and C.L. Beck, p. 55)

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On his death bed, Brother Henderson made his wife promise to buy a double cemetery plot and place two headstones side by side. On his, she was to write “Follow me.” That way, every time she visited the grave, she would remember their love and remain faithful.

Brother Henderson died, and his wife followed his wishes for his headstone. However, on her headstone, she had this written: “To follow thee, I’m not content, until I know which way you went.” (Stories and Jokes of Mormon Folks, compiled by Bruce E. Dana, p. 60)

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If you are so sick you can’t get out of bed:

Be glad that you have a bed.

Be thankful you have an excuse not to make that meeting.

Be appreciative that, for once, you finally get to sleep in. (Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 57)

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Aunt Lois: Johnny, I’m sorry you are disappointed in my birthday gift to you. I did ask whether you wanted big checks or small checks.

Johnny: Sorry, Aunt Lois, I just didn’t realize you were talking about neckties! (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 97)

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There was an older lady that, when J. Golden was getting up in years, she went up to him and said, “You are getting old, and your time is about up J. Golden.” She had an envelope, and she said, “I was wondering if you could deliver this envelope for me?” J. Golden said, “Sure, I could do that. Who is it for?” She said, “Well, it is for my father, and I was wondering if, when you pass on, you could take this to him.” J. Golden Kimball replied, “Ma’am, when I pass on, I won’t have time to go looking all over hell for your father.” (The J. Golden Kimball Stories, by Eric A. Eliason, p. 92)

Mormon Life , p. 47

Mormon Life, p. 47