A young boy came down to breakfast one morning and said, “Dad, I had a dream about you last night.”
“About me? What did you dream?”
“I dreamed I was climbing a ladder to heaven, and on the way up I had to write one of my sins on each step of the ladder.”
“Where did I come into your dream?” the father asked.
“When I was going up, I met you coming down for more chalk.” (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 216)
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Having a serious discussion with the Priests in his ward about sin and repentance, a Bishop asked the boys, “What must we do before we can expect forgiveness of our sins?”
One of the boys answered, “sin!” (Stories & Jokes of Mormon Folks, p.126)
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A sister once asked Golden “Why do you swear so much? President Grant doesn’t swear. Have you ever heard President Grant swear in all your life?”
The sister looked very surprised when he said, yes, he had. “What do you mean?” she demanded, unwilling to believe any such thing.
Golden told her this story to prove he was right.
“President Grant and were down in St. George one summer. It hadn’t rained for months. On our way out of St. George to Cedar City we stopped. All over the valley we saw the simmering heat, the withering crops and the dying cattle.
“Finally, I said, ‘Look at that, Heber.’”
“He said, ‘Yes, look at it.’”
“And I said, ‘It’s a damn shame, isn’t it?’”
“And he said, ‘Yes, it is.’” (J. Golden Kimball Stories, p. 68-69).