Comments on: Latter-day Saint Images, 1936 (2) http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/ Where our past is never very long ago Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:21:41 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ron Larter http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-910901 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:21:03 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-910901 As the church historian of the Norwich England Stake, I am interested in the photo on this page relating to the Lowestoft Branch, 1936. Does anyone have information about that photo or any historical info relating to the Lowestoft Branch and its members etc.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-217041 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:14:30 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-217041 I’ve collecting some good material on how the Primary taught the May dances and about the May festivals in general — kick me into gear for pulling that together for a post for the upcoming May Day!

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By: Rachelle http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-217012 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:52:57 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-217012 My child’s elementary school did the Maypole last year, I haven’t heard of them doing it this year. I did the Maypole back in the 1970s, as did every fifth grader in my elementary school, every year, it was a highlight. We called it the May festival. My community kept many of the traditions alive that were originally done on a ward or stake level until correlation changed that. Now that we, who were very young then, are getting older, the traditions are disappearing, too.

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By: Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-216885 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 01:30:28 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-216885 Maybe the graduation ceremonies at Joaquin School in Provo were a vestige of the May Day celebrations shown in these photographs. Every year the sixth grade girls danced the Maypole–my sister sadly missed out on that glorious experience because we moved after fifth grade and the new school (which really was new–it was the first year Rock Canyon Elementary School was open) did not carry on the tradition. I have no idea what the pagan antecedents of dancing the Maypole might have been–or whether that pole symbolized something that we children would have been completly innocent of back in those days before the sexual revolution–but it was all fun and light-hearted–girls in pastel dresses weaving their crepe streamers around the pole.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-216857 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:42:02 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-216857 All over the Church, apparently, wherever there were children and youth groups. There are reports of whole programs, as well as songs and costumes and instructions for dances and patterns for Maypoles. That seemed to have lasted into the early post-war years.

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By: charlene http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-216834 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:44:30 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-216834 I didn’t realize that Beltane was such a prominent celebration on the Mormon calendar.

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By: Tom O. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-216803 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:25:04 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-216803 Oh, to have an outdoor Gospel Doctrine class….in Hawaii, no less.

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By: kevinf http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-216787 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:55:11 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-216787 Total threadjack, but speaking of the TIB, anybody else had the chance to use the new indexing app on their smartphones? Pretty slick, and probably worth a post of its own, comparing that to the old records extraction program.

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By: kevinf http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-216786 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:53:06 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-216786 Once again the specter of war hangs over these pictures, with so many Saints in Germany featured in this.

I also remember the Temple Index Bureau from my first attempts at my four generation group sheets as a young married. I remember the notation “TIB” next to the ordinances listed on copies I got from my parents of their family group sheets, meaning that they were recorded and verified there. By that time, though, I think most of that had been converted to microfilm; however, that may just have been my perception. At least they didn’t give everybody a key to the card files and blank cards to add whatever they wanted in those days. (Grumbles inwardly at newfamilysearchwikithingy.)

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/19/latter-day-saint-images-1936-2/comment-page-1/#comment-216756 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:49:04 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14017#comment-216756 Those card catalogs were the New Family Search database of that day. Clerks had typed or handwritten an index card for every ordinance performed in every temple as far back as they had records. Before a name was cleared for proxy work in 1936, one of these clerks checked to see whether work had previously been done for that person. Incredible labors, from our point of view.

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