June 25

Questions about Noah and his Ark:

While on the ark, what did Noah and his family eat?

Did the ark have a nickname like the “The Dove Boat?”

Were the skunks banished to the top deck downwind?

Did Noah choose a cougar to be his mascot?

(Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 34)

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Once when Abraham Lincoln was carrying two of his sons, Willie and Tad, they were arguing about something. Lincoln was asked what was wrong.

“Just the same thing that is the matter with the whole world. I have three walnuts, and each boy wants two.”


A father is a man who has snapshots of his children in his wallet where his money used to be.


A very patient father is one who can drive along and enjoy the scenery–even when he has his four children in the back seat.

(Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 90)

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J. Golden Kimball: So we need some older men to put their hands on us younger boys and hold us down. We are a good deal like Peter. I was that way. I would have cut more than one of their ears off, if there had been someone to stick them on again. That is the spirit of young men at first, but after awhile they moderate. You will be surprised how I will moderate in the next ten years...I had one of the Apostles tell me, “Brother Kimball, if you don’t quit making so much noise, you will burn out.” “Well,” said I, “I want to burn out and give room for somebody else, as I believe some men live too long.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 51)

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