After All
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“After All,” Ensign, Apr. 1971, 80

After All

Our four-year-old daughter loves music and sings constantly. Shortly before Christmas, I heard her sing, “We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.” Then she continued on with “Good tithing we pay to you and your kin.”

—Hazel Page
Logan, Utah

Seams Logical: At the conclusion of our family home evening discussion on material and nonmaterial gifts, I asked my five-year-old daughter what a nonmaterial gift was. She replied, “That is a gift Mommy hasn’t made on the sewing machine.”

—Robert D. Monson
Montpelier, Idaho

A thought for Easter: In 1956 a guide in the Holy Land led the late Elder Adam S. Bennion to the tomb that belonged to Joseph of Arimathaea in the days when Jesus lived and that Jesus was entombed in after the crucifixion. As the guide stood there he said, “There are many tombs of great men to be found all over the earth, but this one is different from any of the others—this one is empty!”

—Elder Harold B. Lee, speaking at Elder Bennion’s funeral

Pioneer Humor: A group of brethren were discussing tithing and the difficulty of paying it. One of them, whose spirit of exhortation exceeded his knowledge of mathematics, said, “Well, brethren, if it is so hard to pay one-tenth, maybe we could at least pay one-fifth.”

—Chris Jensen
Salt Lake City

Grandpa framed the first dollar he ever made in a ten-cent picture frame. Today the frame is worth a dollar and the dollar is worth ten cents.

—Douglas Aircraft
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At an especially long sacrament meeting, a four-year-old arose and, in a voice loud enough to be heard by everyone in the chapel, including the third tireless speaker, said, “Mom, is it still Sunday?”

—Mrs. G. S. Brewer
Ogden, Utah

An eight-year-old girl, following her Sunday School teacher’s explanation of the law of the fast, said, “I’m sure I can fast the water, but I don’t think I can fast the food.”

—Mrs. Joan Olsen
Washington, D.C.

While taking a survey for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a student, looking critically at a farmer’s crops, said, “I will be surprised if you get five tons of potatoes from this farm.” “I will too,” the farmer replied. “Those are tomato plants.”

—Charles E. Wade
Bloomfield, New Jersey