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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Musical Mormons Thanks to Brigham
One of the nicest legacies of Brigham Young within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Mormon love of music, singing, playing of musical instruments, and the enjoyment of the performing arts.
Christmastime is crazy in the Church with these. And we're pretty good at it, too. We've got more pianos per capita, I think, than about just about anybody else, too.
The irony of this is that before his conversion to Mormonism, Brigham had been a Baptist and had been taught to shun music in all its forms. He more than made up for it.
It's been great this year again as I've enjoyed really good Relief Society dinners in both Julia's and my wards with music and with plays in the Daybreak 8th and 14th Wards.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?