The Extra Smile
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“The Extra Smile,” New Era, Nov. 2008, 37

The Extra Smile

“We washed the dog just like you asked.”

“Do we take him out before or after the spin cycle?”

Ryan Stoker

“Hi. What do you know about the Mormons, and would you like to know more?”

Robert Peterson

I was playing the piano after Church when my five-year-old cousin walked up beside me and asked, “What are you playing?” I replied, “The piano.” He said, “No. What song?” I told him it was “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief.” Seeing that the title didn’t really mean anything to him, I tried to clarify by saying, “It’s a hymn.” I finished playing the song and turned to a different one, to which he asked, “Is this one a her?”

—Natausha B., Texas

“Who designed these dodgeball uniforms?!!”

Val Chadwick Bagley