Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith
Prophet, Seer and Revelator

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Railway under the Table

Brigham Young had some very creative ideas about how to live. He thought the pioneers could cook and eat together. He suggested that five hundred people might eat in a hall with a kitchen at one end. “[If there is] a person at the further end of the table . . . he should telegraph that he wanted a warm beef steak; and this is conveyed to him by a little railway, perhaps under the table . . . And when they have all eaten, the dishes are piled together, slipped under the table, and run back to the ones who wash them.” Would kids have a hay-day with this one. I would love watching this under-the-table railway myself.

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