It's a funny thing ... Mormon Times readers tell humorous stories

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  • davs KANAB, UT
    April 26, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    My grandaughter, Joan, was about four years old when her aunt Jane became engaged. Jane's fiance was visiting for the weekend and decided to attend church with our family. As my daughter came in with her two girls (Joan being the youngest) we ended up a little short on seating space. Joan was lifted up to sit on the lap of her aunt's new fiance. All went well as this little girl looked at books in order to help her be quiet. Just as the sacrament was being passed, she happened to look up and see who was holding her. Suprise showed on her face as she looked at this stranger. Then, with a loud voice she exclaimed, "Well who the hell are you!" you could have heard a pin drop for just a few seconds until a few laughs were smothered. My daughter turned beet red and now swears she will never "swear" again!

    April 25, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    My nephew has a photographer for a father and an artist for a mother so in their family, discussions of color can be expected to be a bit different than in most families. However, for a young boy this can sometimes lead to confusion, especially when combined with songs learned in Primary. One day when he was about 5, my nephew asked his father if orange, his favorite color at the time, was a primary color. When he was told it was not, he responded with, "Oh, so is it a Priesthood color then?"

  • basstacklegirl Burley, ID
    April 25, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    We had an elderly couple in our ward who both had difficulty hearing. You could hear everything they said to each other because of this hearing problem. One Sunday Sacrament Meeting was a little late getting started and soon the whole chapel heard the husband say to his wife..."Let's just get this show on the road!"

  • midwestfan Spanish Fork, UT
    April 24, 2012 5:16 p.m.

    Our Indiana ward was quite spread out. Most members live many miles from the chapel--except for Alice and Alex. One Sunday, the person who was supposed to bring bread for the sacrament failed to do so. "No problem" Alice said, as she overheard the conversation, "I baked bread last night." Alex was dispatched to get a few slices of the bread. The meeting proceeded as normal--until the bread was being served to the congregation. There was strange looks on most of the congregations faces. Unknowingly, Alex had gotten slices of Jalapeno bread.

  • hc1951 Bend, OR
    April 24, 2012 1:21 p.m.

    When one Sacrament Meeting speaker told us his co-worker's pastor had explained that Mormons worship "a different Christ" my not-to-be-silenced teenage son leaned over to ask, "If he talking about his cousin, Jeffrey?" Don't recall the rest of the talk!

  • tim reder WASHINGTON, UT
    April 24, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Our daughter was two weeks from becoming 8 yrs old and preparing to be baptized. We were preparing for Fast Sunday when my 8yr old said, I don't have to fast as I'm not 8 yrs old yet". I told her we were going to give her a head start. While sitting in Sacrament Meeting I received a tap on the knee. Looking down I saw the big eyes of my eight year old and noticed her finger tapping on a scripture from the Book of Mormon..She was pointing to a verse from King Benjamin's speech where he said, "And ye shall not suffer your little children to go hungry". The look she had on her face was priceless.

  • tim reder WASHINGTON, UT
    April 24, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    We were having home evening and the question was asked, can anyone tell me what debasement means..everyone hesitated and then our 4 year old daughter said, "Yes, it's where we go to do the laundry."

  • NomeDePlume Augusta, GA
    April 24, 2012 8:26 a.m.

    At Christmas time we listen to, well, carols. One carol in particular makes me laugh as my four year old sings it and tries to make sense of the old English it uses...We Wish You a Merry Christmas ends with giving money to our tithing that is. She sings "Good tithings to you, where ever you are. Good tithings for Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

  • midwestfan Spanish Fork, UT
    April 24, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    Wilbur Ewing, a kindly grandfather, was one of my counselors in a bishopric in Terre Haute, Indiana. Many of our ward lingered in the foyer after services, visiting and fellowshipping. 5-year old Jared gave his tithing (in an envelope) to Wilbur. About 10 minutes later, a midst the crowded foyer, Jared stood with a stern look on his face, looking up at Bro Ewing and said, "Wilbur, have you spent that dime yet?"