When three-year-old Daniel began attending the Sunbeam class, he became very attached to his teacher, Sister Marilyn Fish. After several months, Sister Fish was called to another position. In the meantime, several substitutes taught Daniel’s class, and Daniel became rather uncomfortable about having so many teachers.
Soon Marilyn’s sister-in-law, Debbie Fish, was asked to teach the Sunbeam class. On Debbie’s first Sunday with the Sunbeams, she introduced herself as Sister Fish.
When Daniel came out of class that day, he had on his old comfortable grin. When his mother asked, “How was Primary today?” he quickly replied, “Oh, Mom, I gots my old teacher back, but she gots a new face.”
Mrs. Leila Gould
At a Young Women’s basketball game, we were cheering for my sister-in-law enthusiastically. “Go, Sue, go!” our two-year-old Mitch said, excited at attending his first ball game. But a few minutes later, worriedly, he hollered, “Come back, Sue, come back!”
Twin Falls, Idaho
The Book of Mormon can have a good effect in anyone’s life. One of the members of our ward, a recent convert, purchased some Book of Mormon tapes to play in his car as he went about his work as a traveling salesman. One night he parked his car in front of his home as usual. During the night someone broke into his car and stole his tapes as well as some other things. Of course, he felt bad when he discovered the theft.
Interestingly enough, after discovering what they were, the thief broke back into the car during the night and replaced the tapes.
Florence C. Youngberg
Salt Lake City, Utah
Recently, after releasing our ward Relief Society president, our bishop took the time in sacrament meeting to express his appreciation for the great job she had done. He said he had only one concern. When he had called her to the position a little over two years ago, she had sat in his office and cried. And when he had called her into his office to tell her she was going to be released, she had cried again. He said, “It’s a typical male-female relationship. I don’t know what to do to make that woman happy!”
Marilyn Darley Williams
In a recent Primary lesson on “Standing Up for the Truth,” I talked of how the Blazer B boys might someday have to stand alone for what they believe in. We talked about a situation that they might face and what they would do if they were with several other boys and were being offered drugs.
“You want your friends to like you. Everyone is watching you,” I told the boys, setting up the scenario. “One of the boys hands you a bottle of pills and tells you to take one and pass it around. What do you do?”
I left the question up to them, and then I went on to the rest of the lesson and began to pass out paper and pencils for a writing activity. As I handed the paper and pencils to the first boy, I said, “Take one and pass it around.”
A mischievous twinkle came into his eye. “Not on your life!” he said, “Not me! I’m different—I’m a Mormon!”
Dixie B. Conger
Upon being asked to organize his belongings in his room, our six-year-old son promptly returned to us and declared that he had completed the assignment. We found that he had put his crayons in their box. His Tinker Toys were also in their designated spot. We felt both pleasure and amazement that he had so quickly cleaned his room without complaining.
But his unique solution became apparent when we asked where the rest of his things were. He guided us to the spot, and in all soberness, proudly showed us what he called his “messellaneous” drawer.
Carolyn Hansen Ainsworth