May 2

Song: In Our Weekly Sacrament (to the tune of “In Our Lovely Deseret”)

In our weekly sacrament

Where the ward members have met

There's a multitude of children all around.

And they cry and scream and shout

So they will be taken out

To the corridor where they can run about.


Hush! Hush! Children, here's the Sacrament.

Wait 'till the speaker's up to scream.

Then we'll go out to the hall

Where you can have a ball

And we'll do the very same thing here next week.

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It was the first day of Primary for Mark and Todd. While waiting for opening exercises to begin, Mark asked, “What’s new at your house?”

“I don’t know,” said Todd. “My parents spell so many of the words they say, I have a hard time trying to figure out what is going on.” (Stories and Jokes of Mormon Folks, compiled by Bruce E. Dana, p. 66)

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Pondering About the Millennium:

What will museums have in them?

Will people retire?

Will there be cruise ships? (Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 128)

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Testimony at a youth conference: “Oh, this gospel is so true, I just can’t believe it!”

Joseph Fielding Smith was so conscious of time and so determined to use it wisely that he wore two watches, one on each wrist. He was up every morning before six and worked hard all day long. One of his sons recalls, “Somehow it seemed immoral to lie in bed after 6 a.m. Of course, I only tried it once. Father saw to that.” (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 267)

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J. Golden Kimball: “Then ‘soul hunting’ is of far greater importance than spending one’s life in money seeking, and the accumulation of wealth. I can see that the things of God must be made more interesting than the things of the world, that the things of God must be better advertised than the material things of the world...God bless the choir, the singers and musicians...Little do people know what it costs in time, effort, and study, to acquire the art to sing or play an instrument. If we, as a people, put forth a tithe of the effort they do, in studying the Word of God, we would be the most intelligent people in the world.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 168)

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