Thursday, October 30, 2014

Funny, Clean Halloween Jokes

Dog with knife

  • What would you get if you crossed a vampire and a teacher? 
    Lots of blood tests!
  • Why did Dracula's mother give him cough medicine? 
    Because he was having a coffin fit.
  • What did Dr. Frankenstein get when he put a goldfish brain in the body of his dog? 
    I don't know, but it is great at chasing submarines.
  • Why wasn't there any food left after the monster party?' 
    Cos everyone was a goblin.
  • Why did the vampire's lunch give him heartburn? 
    It was a stake sandwich.
  • Dracula decided he need a dog, which breed did he choose?
    A bloodhound.
  • What would you call the ghost of a door-to-door salesman?
    A dead ringer.
  • What do skeletons always order at a restaurant? 
    Spare ribs!
  • Who was the most famous French skeleton?
    Napoleon bone-apart.
  • Who won the skeleton beauty contest? 
    No body.
Don't drink and drive - Funny Hallowen Picture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Meeting held 8th, 1878
Opened with singing "Oh My Father, Thou Do Dwellest".

Prayer by Sister Peel

Sister Morrison addressed the Sisters feeling so much pleased to see so many of the Sisters coming to meeting and hoped and prayed that they have come here to be benefited and having their good desire in their heart to come again and unite with the Sisters and celebrate the spirit of God.

The minutes from the former meeting were read and accepted; also the minutes of the 22nd of June.  Then Sister Morrison thought it best to put business up to the next meeting and have this meeting for a Testimony meeting; hoped  that the Sisters will be free and bear their testimony; urged the Sisters to be grateful and thankful to the Lord that He has brought us out of (?).....and home to Zion.  She only wished that we could live (?) before the Lord day after day; exhorted Sisters  to be Prayerful and try to overcome that spirit and influence  that advise try to overcome us and try to lead us astray. (???)

She talked about the great responsibility that rests upon us as mothers in Israel to raise up our children in truth and righteousness and make them useful for this reat work roll on.  She also felt much pleased to hear of the young Sisters, that she had a good meeting where everyone felt the Spirit of God richly manifested.
Sister Peel also bore her Testimony; felt so much benifited in the good meetings she attended when our visiting Sisters were here; especially spoke a good deal about the gospel instruction was given in Fairview; and said that she only wished the spirit would move upon her with that much power as he did when she heard the speaker, but  many things slipped from her mind but was sure that it had done much good.

Sister Simpson felt very glad to see so many Sisters together for a good purpose and prayed to God that all may feel to continue and bore her Testimony.

Sister Seely bore her Testimony; felt glad to meet and spoke upon our children.  If we do our duty and teach them good principles, we let the .......consequence(?) follow; if we do that in combination with prayer, their actions will not be for us to answer, it will fall to their own condemnation.

Mother Watkins bore her Testimony; felt so glad to be here, thought it was the best meeting she had attended since she came from the old country and said she would come again and wished that her name would be enrolled as a member of the Society.

Many of the Sisters spoke in their own language and a good spirit prevailed.oci

Meeting closed with singing and benediction.

Louise Hasler, Secretary
MFC Morrison, President

The following names were given in as member of the Society:
Maren Christensen
Christina Watkin
Maria Eglund
Ema Pay
Rozil Andersen
Chesta Olsen

The acceptance of these Sisters as members of our Society was moved and seconded  and unanimously carried.

Hanah Petersen
Retina Day
Sophia Miller

were set apart to the Visiting Committee.

Manti Temple Staircases

The Manti Utah Temple  has some of the most unique spiral staircases in the world. In the two west corner towers there are freestanding spiral staircases without central supports. If you attend this temple, ask a worker to see the staircases and they will take you to see them. They have incredible craftsmanship. When they restored the temple for the centennial they found something like 2 creaks in the one staircase and none in the other, despite being heavily used by temple workers and used by patrons to access several sealing rooms in the towers. The seams between pieces of wood on the railings are also extremely difficult to find.

I said that these were some of the most unique staircases in the world. That is because there are only a few free standing spiral staircases that lack central supports in the world. I believe there are only eight in the U.S. with two being in the Supreme Court Building (those are elliptical). So the Manti Temple spiral staircases are really special.

One of the staircases goes up clockwise and the other counterclockwise. They really are an impressive sight and a great asset of the Manti Temple.

More on Temple Staircases by Scott: THE TRUMPET STONE
 Spiral Staircase

More photos of the Manti Temple:  Manti Temple
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Outstanding Early Home of Mt. Pleasant (from History of Mt. Pleasant by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf)

TThe homes outstanding among the first built in the community were those belonging to Jim Hansen, Christian Jensen, N. Peter Madsen, William Morrison, and Peter M. Peel.
Those who were fortunate enough in those days to have a cel­lar, an upstairs, a stove, candles, a wash-stand and basin possessed about all of the conveniences available.
Not all of the rooms had board floors, but in every room was found a fireplace.
There were no carpets or floor coverings of any kind, but the board floors were kept white and clean with scrubbing brushes made of twisted straw and hay, tied securely together. Sand was used for scouring them, as soap was a very scarce article.
      There were no covers on the table, but these, too, were kept white and clean.
The dishes used were made of real heavy china and pottery. The spoons and cups were pewter, and the knives and forks were of steel with black handles.

Practically every home had its wooden tub and washboard. its wooden churn with a dash and its wooden stool for a wash stand.
History of Mt. Pleasant by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf  pp 275-276


 There was but one house in town which had built upon one side of the fireplace a sink to which was attached a pipe which carried the water out of doors. This was in the home of William Morrison. On the other side of the fireplace was the bread box and beneath the sink and the bread box were cupboards where the cooking utensils were kept.

These Homes have been researched and compiled by Tudy Barentsen Standlee.

To see more homes researched by Tudy see: 


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