There were stories all over Connecticut about the historical connections to
President Woodruff. In fact, an especially strong piece was written by Jessie
Sawyer (the Patch editor cited above in this Deseret News article). You can
search for (or "google") that one in the Avon Patch: "Farmington
Plays Historical Role in Mormon History." Jessie Sawyer did amazing
coverage, and many papers in Connecticut have picked up her stories. The
Hartford Courant also mentioned the historical connection to Wilford Woodruff.
This was a glorious groundbreaking service for the Hartford Temple!
At the end, when the crowd broke spontaneously into "Happy Birthday,"
they caught President Monson completely by surprise. It was wonderful to see
his happy reaction.
Yeah, because paper and ink aren't wasted on hundreds of other articles
everyday. This is just a little positive story, which is something this world
needs, and if it's something as small as this, so be it! Besides, it was
four paragraphs! Please relax.
Thank you for the article. I really enjoyed reading about it. I just wish there
had been a video. It would have widened my smile. I love hearing when he is out
and about doing God's work. It's very uplifting. Way to go! Thumbs up!
I'm surprised that none of the stories I've seen about the new
Hartford Temple have mentioned the fact that Farmington, Conn. is the birthplace
of Pres. Wilford Woodruff.
I'd like to point out it was my Son's birthday yesterday as well. We
also sang Happy Birthday to him and we even baked him a cake. It was chocolate
with whip cream and Oreo icing!I'm being sarcastic if you have
not noticed. I understand this is a Church owned paper but really? Give me a
break. You wasted paper and ink on this? You could not conjure up something
more note worthy. I'm sure looking forward to some more
stunning journalism the next time President Monson brushes his teeth.Nice job D-News.