Saints sing 'Happy Birthday' to President Monson in honor of his 86th birthday

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  • Lyn in Connecticut Madison, CT
    Aug. 24, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    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.

  • LittleDrummerMan ,
    Aug. 23, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    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.

  • dearest larotten Shepherd, MI
    Aug. 23, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    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!

  • hermounts Pleasanton, CA
    Aug. 22, 2013 7:21 p.m.

    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.

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    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.