Astonishing Findings

Okay,  so this is one of those rare posts where I talk about my self and my actual life in my blog.

Today, while my wife and I were working on cleaning up her late grandfather’s room in our house, we discovered something sitting collecting dust that we would never have expected to find: an old poster of the general authorities of the church at some point between 1963 and 1970.  I could narrow it down further than that by identifying when all the brethren on it were called to what, but that’s good enough for now. The poster itself would be a neat little curiosity only if not for one little thing: it is signed, by hand, by almost everybody depicted on the poster.

Included are the signatures of the last eight men that served at one point or another as President of the Church, from David O. McKay to (as the junior member of the Quorum of the Twelve) the current prophet Thomas S. Monson.

Other than the period’s Twelve Apostles it also features several later Apostles such as then-young Boyd K. Packer,  Bruce R. McKonkie and others.

What a fascinating artifact, if one is interested in LDS history.  My wife’s grandfather was friends with David O. McKay, which is almost certainly how this piece of memorabilia came into his possession. Now that we know about it, it can be cherished and kept properly. The thing will probably end up in a frame before too much longer.

Strange days.

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