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.