Our Dead II

May 29, 2007

Two years ago, I posted about a visit that my family and I made to the graves of our ancestors in the SLC City Cemetary on Memorial Day. We repeated the experience last year and had a profound visit to the resting places of our family there in SLC. Once again, we were not able to make it to other graves located in Sanpete County, Utah last year, or to graves of my wife’s ancestors located in northern Utah and Idaho. Read the rest of this entry »

Samuel the Prophet and the Mountain Meadows Massacre

May 14, 2007

One voice in the recent PBS documentary on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entitled “The Mormons” expressed the opinion that when Brigham Young was the leader of the Church he ordered Latter-day Saints in southern Utah to massacre a wagon train of emigrants passing through the territory with approximately 140 emigrants and over 400 head of cattle. In the Mountain Meadows Massacre that occured on September 11, 1857, approximately 120 men, women, and children from this wagon train were killed by a mixed band of Mormons and Paiute Indians. Children younger than eight years old were spared and raised in local households. Read the rest of this entry »

Seer Stone in a Hat

May 7, 2007

With apologies to Kevin Barney, I post here in response to a comment by Katie on Kevin’s current BCC thread publishing the testimonies of people in his ward. But I am not poaching from Kevin by writing here because what I want to say in response to Katie’s comment would have been a complete threadjack since it is not a report on people in my ward. Read the rest of this entry »