Monday, June 01, 2009

Best Happy Birthday Brigham

Hey, I don't know if he's exactly my namesake or not (I just know I sure have had a lot of pictures taken of me standing in front of his statue at BYU) but I do know it was his birthday today. Happy 207th, Brigham.

I wanted to put in this quote of his where he talks about "Hey, we haven't run out of food until we've eaten all our oxen (or horses?)" but I can't find it anywhere and am starting to think maybe I imagined it.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

UPDATED: Here we go!

“I might say something with regard to the hard times. You know that I have told you that if any one was afraid of starving to death, let him leave, and go where there is plenty. I do not apprehend the least danger of starving, for until we eat up the last mule, from the tip of the ear to the end of the fly whipper, I am not afraid of starving to death.”

He was hardcore. Just the man for the job of giving the pioneers the tough love they needed.


Anonymous said...

It's in Elder Cook's "Hope you Know" talk, I think.

Brig said...

I thought this was a joke. Turns out it wasn't.

Side of Jeffrey said...

fly whipper??? Rad.