June 17

Famous Quotes of Elementary School Teachers (back in time):

To Oliver Cowdery: “Here is a piece of chalk. You have the best penmanship, so could you please write on the board everything that I say, exactly as I say it.”

To Salome: “This is not gym class. Please stop dancing on your desk; you are distracting the class.”

To Nephi: “Since you are such a diligent student, I have prepared a way for you to have adequate time to practice for the archery test.” (Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 28)

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President McKay’s grandson, John McKay, said when President McKay lived at the Hotel Utah his grandchildren would often visit. Near the stairs on President McKay’s floor was an ice machine which produced large ice cubes which were a treat at the time. When the grandchildren weren’t sucking on the cubes, they climbed up to the 10th floor to drop mini ice bombs through the banister to watch them drop 10 stories to the floor below. When the cubes hit the floor, the noise reverberated up the stairwell. No casualties were ever reported. (Deseret News, Mormon Times, June 9, 2011, C6)

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Hugh B. Brown: A middle-aged couple on the farm had a quarrel at breakfast time. Later in the day they headed for town in the buggy, with a fine team of horses, to sell their vegetables and eggs. As the horses trotted along, Mary said, “John, why can’t we travel together like these horses do? They don’t quarrel and fight.” John said, “Mary, we could if there was only one tongue between us.” (Conference Report, Oct. 1954, 16) (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 57)

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J. Golden Kimball: “In the Southern States today there are eighty-one elders. Can you imagine what they are doing? Can you picture out a mission in the Southern States? You can never do it brethren, unless you have filled one. Some of the elders there may be preaching in some old log cabin or some such building that I would not put a respectable horse in. That is the kind of synagogues we preach in while in the South.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 7)

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Mission Mania , p. 14

Mission Mania, p. 14