Maybe BCC can do a poll on it when the warrior one is done.]]>
Almost what you said, but this way I am still an okay guy.]]>
The fact that he was from the East and self-identified as being from the mission field puts a different spin on it though. Maybe it was after he moved to Utah that he picked up that lingo, but nonetheless, he still self-identifies with it.
And I think he would be the last person on earth to say there is no missionary work to do in Utah.]]>
Worse than this terminology, in my opinion, is the tendency for Utah Mormons to call Utah “Zion.”
Yeah! Everybody knows Zion is in Missouri.
Also, I don’t give a damn if your mountains are “real” mountains because they have rocky peaks.
“…to crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face.” -J.R.R. Tolkien]]>
That would be a moment in imaginary time.]]>
In context, when the elder Eyring (justaposed against Elder Eyring) and his family were living in Princeton, The Church had one ward east of Denver – in Washington, D.C. They may have attended a branch in Princeton, or the Church may have been even less organized. With some certainty, Princeton was part of a mission district, and not part of a stake.
I’m sorry to come late to this comment, but there are some errors that should be corrected. For some context, Henry Eyring (President Eyring’s father) was at Princeton from 1931 to 1946. President Eyring was born in 1933.
The New York Stake was organized on December 9, 1934, when President Eyring was less than two years old. That stake reached far beyond the city limits–I don’t know if it reached as far as Princeton.
If it did, then the small branch in Princeton that President Eyring speaks of was part of a stake from the time of his earliest memories.
And there were surely more wards than one in the Washington, D.C., stake which was organized in 1940.
So, President Eyring may not have lived in the “mission field” as it seems to have been defined here (as outside of an organized stake) except for the first eighteen months of his life.]]>