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To You, in the Year 2000 A.D.

By: Ardis E. Parshall - June 26, 2012

To You, in the Year 2000 A.D.

By Edna S. Dustin

(This together with valuable documents was sealed in the
cornerstone of the Monument Park Ward, to be opened in
the year 2000 A.D. The Church is to be dedicated in July 1950.)

Here in the snowlight of December weather,
We of this ward are gathered together
To seal in this cornerstone a few
Notes of this day, with our faith in you –
You, our children’s children in 2000 A.D.,
As we place each brick on this faithstone, may we
Cement our faith like each brick we lay,
That you may find us as worthy as they
To whose memory this edifice we stretch in height
Over the place they camped that night –
That first night they slept in this promised land,
Dreamed of this day when churches, temples, would stand.
They built on their faith in us, as we, too,
Build with their faith on our faith in you.
May we build their dreams that we have acquired
And be the parents you desired.

(1950)



4 Comments »

  1. So does this come from the 2000 unearthing, or is it from an unburied copy? Did the 2000 unearthing actually happen?

    Comment by Last Lemming — June 26, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

  2. This was actually published in 1950, and I took it from that publication.

    It’s kind of a funny feeling, isn’t it, to listen to someone talk about their future that is already our past? I feel that way sometimes when I read Old Testament-era stories looking forward to what is now in our past.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 26, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

  3. Reading this and pondering it in the year 2012 brought a tear to my eye.

    Comment by John Hoffs — June 26, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

  4. Wow, so neat.

    Seeing the title, I assumed it would be something from the mildly distant past and I was half-wondering if there would be some reference to the second coming or some such.

    Comment by Dustin — June 26, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

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