Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith
Prophet, Seer and Revelator

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Brigham Loved Children

Brigham delighted in little children, no matter what they said. Once when he was visiting the Saints, he stopped at the home of Anson Call. Brigham asked Anson’s little girl to sit on his knee. He took her head in his hands and turned her small face toward his so he could tell her how pretty she was. She stared up at him and said, “Your eyes look just like our sows!” Her father was embarrassed, but Brigham took her by the hand and led her outside. “Take me to the pig pen. I want to see this pig that has eyes just like mine.”

As a young man, John Poulson drove a yoke of cattle from Sandy to American Fork, riding on a small mule. When he got around the point of the mountain he met a carriage pulled by a pair of fine mules with several coaches following it. John drove his cattle off the road to wait until the carriages passed. The lead carriage stopped when it was even with John, and the man asked his name. John told him, and the man said he was President Young. He talked with John for quite a few minutes and shook his hand. He asked God to bless John. Later, when John was older, he worked on the St. George Temple. Brigham remembered meeting him. He visited with John and gave him great advice.

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