Tuesday, November 6, 2007

B.H. Roberts and My Father


This is a photo of my father and all the missionaries in his mission in the eastern states. His mission president was B.H. Roberts. He had a huge influence on my father his whole life and when we were going through mother's books he had a whole collection of Robert's books. My father is in the middle,next to Sister Roberts. Why did all the women back then look so stern. It must have been a difficult life. The missionaries back then went without purse or script. They were dependent upon others, and not necessarily other Mormons for their food and lodging.

6 comments:

Ann said...

What a neat picure. How old was Grandpa?

Rebecca said...

Ann, he was 19 or 20 or 21. They look old, don't they?

Ann said...

He looks like he is 30!

Katy said...

I just gave my RS lesson Sunday and read his "Ye of Little Faith" story how they would ask any farmhouse they stopped at for lodging that night. I asked our own sister missionaries how they would feel doing that. They were grateful, of course, to have their little apartment waiting each night. A mission is hard enough, right?

Rebecca said...

We are spoiled today and it is a different world. You wouldn't trust two young men in your house these days.

Jordan said...

I can see Ben in his face! It all looks austere: the ceiling the walls, the rug...I've never seen this picture, it was neat to get a glimpse of him as a boy.