"Fun Facts Saturday"In Honor of the Recent Passing of Queen Elizabeth II Creation of the British "Union Jack" Flag The British "Union Jack" flag is a combination of the 3 flags of England (Saint George Cross), Scotland (Saint Andrew Cross), and Northern Ireland (Saint Patrick Cross). (When the Union Jack flag was created, Wales was … Continue reading Did you know – the British flag combines the flags of England (St. George), Scotland (St. Andrew), and N. Ireland (St. Patrick)?
In 1970, after our short stay in the old Salt Lake Mission Home, a dozen of us missionaries flew together to England. (I think the church tried to save money by giving us the longest and most circuitous route. From: Salt Lake to Denver to Chicago to New York City to Shannon, Ireland to Dublin, … Continue reading We LDS Missionaries Were Surrounded by Priests, Nuns, and Boxers
Welsh Village Homebodies Fifty years ago, I lived in Wales. I was surprised to meet elderly folks who had never left the village where they were born. They were content where they lived, and they had no interest in leaving. Some more adventurous people said: "Went to London once. Never again!" "Visited Paris. Didn't like … Continue reading Travelers, Explorers, Homebodies and the Family That Lived in the Same English Village for 10,000 Years.
Background: Mission of the Twelve to Britain In July 1838, the Prophet Joseph Smith received a revelation calling the Twelve Apostles to serve a mission together in Britain. (D&C 118) They were to gather and leave from Far West, Missouri on April 26, 1839. Those who accepted the call included: Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, … Continue reading LDS Missionary “Seals” a Large City to “Damnation” After Preaching Just One Day
In law school we discussed a criminal case where the defendant faced the death penalty based on his use of the ambiguous phrase, “Let him have it!” In 1952, in England, Derek Bentley, and his 16-year-old companion, Christopher Craig decided to break into and steal from a candy company warehouse. Bentley had a set of … Continue reading He was Hung for Saying, “Let Him Have It.”