Did the RS, back in the day, ever “finance” the widow’s family? Finance, to me, implies the transfer of money, as opposed to acts of service and succor. Am wondering whether there was some separate fund or contributions whereby RS distributed money to widows.
IDIAT, so far as I know, there was no cash transfer, unless perhaps it was to pay some necessary bill at the grocer’s or coal dealer’s. But the Relief Society did do what it could to sustain the barest necessities of shelter and food and clothing, so I suppose in a strained advertising-copy sort of way, they could be said to finance a widow.
The whole pitch is pretty hard-sell, as Gary put it.
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 16, 2014 @ 5:42 pm