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“Mirthright,” Ensign, Mar. 1977, 57


It’s not difficult to observe that the disposition of the Howard Hughes fortune is on many minds these days. Picking up a program left behind after another ward’s Sunday meetings, I was startled to see the following listed as the sacrament hymn: “There Is a Green Will Far Away.”

Carole Cole
Butte, Montana

In order to prepare for the ward bazaar, I left my five small children with my mother for the day. This time I decided to use my best approach to get them to behave while I was gone. “I’m so thankful that I have such good, dependable children whom I can trust to behave and help Grandma,” I said in a serious tone.

Six-year-old Danny looked up at me innocently and asked, “Mommy, are you bearing your testimony?”

Ada Hadfield
Kaysville, Utah

Our three-year-old daughter’s great-uncle was visiting us one day. When she found out that he worked in the temple, Heidi exclaimed with wide-eyed amazement, “Do you know Zacharias?”

Louise Peterson
Logan, Utah

Emilee, our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, is learning her name and her prayers. When she says the blessing on the food or says her evening prayer, she begins with, “Emilee father. …” As I was helping her with her evening prayers, I had to keep prompting her, as she was so sleepy. At the conclusion of her prayer, I prompted, “Name. …” She continued, “… Emilee Lott, Amen,” and climbed wearily into bed.

Pauline G. Lott
Escalante, Utah

In Kolob Canyon, high in the mountains above St. George, the Logandale Nevada Stake, formerly the Moapa Stake, used to have property used for outings and girls camp. At the entrance to their property is a sign, “Moapa Stake Campgrounds. No Trespassers. Violators will be converted!”

Faye Vollmer
North Las Vegas, Nevada

Our foster Lamanite daughter’s brother came to visit her. As she was introducing our family, she told him of our linguistic abilities:

“Dad speaks Danish, Mom speaks French, Steven speaks German, Theresa and Lorraine speak Spanish, and I speak Navajo.”

The brother looked a little bewildered for a second then asked, “Doesn’t anyone speak English?”

Carolyn M. Robertson
Spanish Fork, Utah

Our three-year-old son loves singing the songs he learns in Primary. One evening about the time this son should have been dropping off to sleep, my husband began singing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” As he started into the refrain “I looked over Jordan and what did I see,” a small voice from the back bedroom continued, “Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!”

Gall P. Holloway
Modeslo, California

Each day we have been reading scriptures from the Book of Mormon to our children, and we often have wondered if anything penetrated their young minds. That question was answered for us recently when our four-year-old sat down to read a story book to her two-year-old sister. Instead of beginning with the usual “Once upon a time,” she began, “And it came to pass. …”

Mrs. Charles R. Collins
Phoenix, Arizona

Illustrated by Julie Fuhriman