December 18

Marcus loved music. He loved to sing. One day, he told his mother he would like to sing the “dirty knees” song. She couldn’t think of a single song that mentioned dirty knees. Later that day, Marcus’s mother started singing, “I Am a Child of God” when Marcus piped up, “That’s the ‘dirty knees’ song!” Mom couldn’t figure out where Marcus would get that name for this song until they got to the second verse. “I am a child of God, and so my knees are grey...” (Mormon Mishaps and Mischief, by D.N. Giles and C.L. Beck, p. 57)

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Emma, age six, asked, “Mommy, where did I come from?”

Thinking this was a good time to explain the facts of life, Sister Jones spent a few minutes talking about the birds and bees, and everything else a six-year-old should know.

Sister Jones then asked, “Now sweetheart, do you understand where you came from?”

“I guess,” replied the young girl. “I just wondered, because Sarah said she came from Florida.” (Stories and Jokes of Mormon Folks, compiled by Bruce E. Dana, p. 64)

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If you forgot where you left your car keys:

Be glad you didn’t lock them in the car.

Be thankful for the money you will save on gas.

Be appreciative that at least you know where the car is. (Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 57)

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“Who wants to go to heaven?” the Sunday School teacher asked.

All the children but one raised their hands.

“Billy, don’t you want to go to heaven when you die?”

“Oh, sure. I thought you were getting together a group to go now.” (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 98)

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After a friend died, Golden called on his widow to express his condolences. The widow was grief stricken and said she was sad that she would never see her husband again.

Golden then replied, “I’m awfully sorry to disappoint you, sister, but I know you will.” (The J. Golden Kimball Stories, by Eric A. Eliason, p. 93)

Mormon Life , p. 49

Mormon Life, p. 49