July 6

You are probably a descendant of a Pioneer if:

Your shoulder is sore from putting your “shoulder to the wheel.”

You spent your summer vacation reenacting the pioneer trail.

The handmade quilt on your bed has a picture of a temple on it.

(Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 39)

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Although usually not given to romantic impulses, a young man decided to stop on his way home from work and pick up a dozen roses and a box of candy for his wife. When he presented them to his sweetheart, she burst into tears. “This has been one of the worse days of my life,” she sobbed. “The baby fell down the stairs, the phone has rung off the hook, I burned the meatloaf, and the toilet is plugged. And to top it all off, now you have started drinking.”


David O. McKay: It is said that during courtship we should keep our eyes wide open, but after marriage, keep them half shut.

Young wife to husband: “I know my cooking isn’t good. I hate it as much as you do, but do you see me sitting around griping about it?” (Conference Report, Apr. 1956, 8-9)


George Albert Smith: You know, when I was growing up I never saw a difference of opinion between my father and my mother. I used to think that was a miracle, and after I had been married for twenty years, I knew it was a miracle (BYU Speeches of the Year, 1961, 5).

(Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 138)

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J. Golden Kimball: “I have been taught it from my youth, just as I was taught in early days that a peach grew on a peach tree. I believe I have just as much knowledge of a peach now as the most scientific man in the world. I can tell a peach when I see it, and a peach tree, but I cannot for the life of me tell how the peach grows on a peach tree, and neither can you. Now, there are many things about this work that I do not comprehend, but because I cannot explain it all, does not prove it is not true.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 88)

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