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Second Baby

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 31, 2014

From the Relief Society Magazine, May 1960 –

Second Baby

By Dorothy S. Romney

Helga hummed a small tune as she went about the task of putting fresh linen on young Mrs. Sturm’s bed. It wasn’t that she was so happy that early afternoon, but more to keep up her courage, that she sang.

She stopped for a moment in front of the open window to view the landscape, now bright with spring blossoms. Spring is spring, she thought, and saw the daffodils nod their agreement in the slight breeze – and always just as new every year.

Her thoughts came back to her present problems. She had taken this case with misgivings.

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“I Take Up My Pen”: Territory of Arizona, 1901

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 31, 2014

Plenty of Mormons listed on this letterhead —

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Priesthood’s Blessings to Womanhood: The View from 1944

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 31, 2014

This talk was given at a Carbon Stake (Utah) quarterly conference in 1944, by a young woman named Shirley Miles.

Priesthood’s Blessings to Womanhood

When the sun shines upon the earth, it casts its warming rays equally upon both men and women, brightening their day sand giving them light and warmth and sustenance.

Thus it is with the priesthood. Like the sun, its blessings reach out to all members of the church, men and women alike. And like the sun, it brightens our days and gives us light and warmth and sustenance of a spiritual sort.

For as we walk through life, we find that we must have some standard, some guiding set of principles by which to govern the order of our lives. It is as if we started out in the early morning before the sunrise, when the earth is darkest, searching for a path. With the rising of the sun, we are able to see the correct road upon which to set our feet. So it is with those who are privileged to bear the priesthood, or with those who share in its blessings. We look to it for our guide in life; and there we find the standards for which we are searching, the light which shows us the ay to go.

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A Fragment

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 30, 2014

A Fragment

By Sarah E. Hawley Pearson

In tears and yet in trust we stumble on;
One step ahead to know is all we ask;
Light for the one day’s duties to be done;
Strength for the one day’s superhuman task;
Rest for the weary at its stormy close;
Hope for the morrow; peace beyond the strife;
With eyes to see beneath the snow the rose;
God and each other at the end of life.

(1915)

Winter on Temple Square

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 30, 2014

From the Relief Society Magazine, February 1929 —

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A Few Minutes in Menan, Idaho: 4 August 1907

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 30, 2014

SUN. AUG. 4TH, [1907,] FAST DAY

Meeting commenced at 2:30 P.M., bishop John W. Hart presiding. Choir sang hymn, “Do what is right.” Prayer was offered by Elder Robert A. Green. Choir sang hymn, “Hail to the brightness of Zion’s glad morning.” Sacrament was administered by Elders Gilbert M. Green and Warden Jones. Infant son of Austin R. Green (Austin Clement Green) was blessed, Coun. O.W. Green being mouth.

Bishop Hart arose and spoke of its being fast day and of the few who attended meeting. Thought that the size of meeting on earth would not be an indication of the size of meetings in the hereafter, as we would all be clamoring for front seats there. If we devote 51 Sundays to visiting it will not be profitable; or if we devote the entire time to financial affairs it will not be profitable; or if we devote all our time talking about our neighbors, it will not have a tendency to profit us, but if we spend some of our time in spiritual things it will be better.

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The Silver Leash — chapter 8

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 29, 2014

The Silver Leash

by Beatrice Rordame Parsons

Previous chapter

Chapter 8

LaRue knew that, now, there was no longer any reason to remain in Fivelakes. The Amelia Museum had been established and was moving steadily on to becoming a beautiful tourist attraction. Committees had been formed, and Herb was proud that he had been selected to head one of them.

He was out of his wheelchair most of the time, nowadays, and back at his office and his drawing board.

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“I Take Up My Pen”: Edward W. Tullidge, 1889

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 29, 2014

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Temple Innovation, 1922

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 29, 2014

Late in 1922, Joseph R. Shepherd, president of the Logan Temple, circulated a letter through the wards of the Cache and Logan Stakes, addressed to the Saints in those places “who are interested in Temple Work.”

Dear Brethren and Sisters:

After due consideration, and consultation with the Presidencies of the Cache and Logan Stakes of Zion, it has been decided to inaugurate at the Logan Temple a night session once a month, thus giving an opportunity for all those whose labors and duties prevent them attending the Temple in the day time, of taking part in that most important and sacred duty committed to the Church in this dispensation, viz., ordinance work for the dead; therefore, commencing Wednesday evening, November 1st. there will be a night session held on the first Wednesday in the month, to which, all those who are eligible, and who find themselves unable to attend in the day time, are invited, together with their wives and husbands.

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Jack Frost: Anti-Modern

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 28, 2014

Jack Frost: Anti-Modern

By Maryhale Woolsey

He used to sketch lush jungle scenes
Upon our winter windowpanes;
How well remembered are those ferns
And flowers and sparkling grasses!

But now, though every garden wears
His gifts as in those other years,
And lace-edge calling cards assure
That still the artist passes –

Disdaining modern comfort, he
Denies my house his artistry –
And lets the morning stare at me
through bleak and empty glasses.

(1953)

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