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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:48 am 
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I could not refrain from sharing this wonderful story.

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On 1 March 1877 Woodruff spend his seventieth birthday in the St. George temple with 154 women performing proxy endowments for the deceased women who had been or were being sealed to Woodruff:

I arrived at the Temple of the Lord in Saint George...I was there surrounded with one hundred and fifty four virgins, Maidens Daughters and Mothers in Zion from the age of fourteen to the Aged Mother leaning upon her Staff...When they had all assembled to gether in the Creation Room I presented myself before them Clothed in my white Doe skin Temple dress. I there delivered unto them a short address...You are to day in this Endowment without a man with you. But we shall furnish one Man as an Adam...I went through the Endowments of the day more like a being in vision than a reality. These 154 =Sisters were led to three veils and three of us ...all dressed in Temple Clothing, took them all through the three veils...Presidet young was present at the Temple in witnessing the Ceremonies.

At the Close of the labor at the temple I...[was] placed in the midst of a surprize Party Got up for the Occasion the Room decorated, and a Table set loaded with all the luxeries of life, Surrounded by nearly One hundred of those who had been receiving Endowments for my dead during the day.

Presidet Young sat at the head of the Table surrounded By his family and after Blessing was asked their was presented before me a present of a birth day Bridal Cake three Stories high adorned with the beasts of the field from the Elephant down, and Ornamented with two Satin Sheets Covered with Printed Poetry Compsed for the occasion. (Mysteries of Godliness, David J. Buerger, 1994. pg 109-111)


Interestingly, the early endowment in St. George included BY's "lecture at the veil" summarizing the Adam-God theory.

How exciting were the early days of temple work!

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I want a white doe skin temple dress. Sounds very Indian Maiden to me. Too bad there's no picture of that cake!

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Can you imagine going through the old school endowment as a 14 year old?!?!

I have a few ancestors who went through at 14. It appears that BY wanted young, sprightly youth to do temple work to keep the endowment house (or temple?) busy. I dunno how young the boys were. I'd like to find out if there were 14 year old boys given the Melc. PH in order to do proxy work.

Thanks for sharing this most interesting article!

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Wow! Zeezrom. Wow!

That story is a new one for me to hear.

144 virgins! And all the Islamic suicide terrorists get is 72! Wow!

I think my bosom is burning right now!!

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144 virgins! And all the Islamic suicide terrorists get is 72! Wow!


This reminds me of those commercials for Total brand cereal.

"You'd have to eat 36 bowls of Special K to get the amount of fiber that's in just one bowl of Total."

You'd have to suicide bomb yourself for Allah TWICE to get the same amount of virgins that are in the Mormon heaven.


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Eric wrote:

This reminds me of those commercials for Total brand cereal.


Your name reminds me of this little tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iSssOpLTPM


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Your name reminds me of this little tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iSssOpLTPM


Sorry, I have a policy against clicking random YouTube links... although I'm sure whatever it is is as entertaining and thoughtful as your posts usually are...


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So its all out in the open now. Wilford Woodruff wore a "white doe skin temple Dress. Was this cross-dressing or was it fancy dress and he went as Pocahantas?

I wonder if he wore mens or womens TG's underneath to complete the outfit?

I do far too much wondering, that's my trouble.

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So its all out in the open now. Wilford Woodruff wore a "white doe skin temple Dress. Was this cross-dressing or was it fancy dress and he went as Pocahantas?

I wonder if he wore mens or womens TG's underneath to complete the outfit?

I do far too much wondering, that's my trouble.


As exciting as it sounds I'm guessing he wore doe skin pants. Dress is likely being used in the general sense. I could be wrong.

EVERYONE wore men's TG's until somewhere aroung 1960's. They only had a male pattern ever made in the beginning and that is what everyone wore. Poor women! (assuming TG stands for what I think it does)

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The important thing is that you don't go showing this thread to Porter.

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zeezrom wrote:
The important thing is that you don't go showing this thread to Porter.


He'll find a picture, sure as God made lil green apples.

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just me wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
So its all out in the open now. Wilford Woodruff wore a "white doe skin temple Dress. Was this cross-dressing or was it fancy dress and he went as Pocahantas?

I wonder if he wore mens or womens TG's underneath to complete the outfit?

I do far too much wondering, that's my trouble.


As exciting as it sounds I'm guessing he wore doe skin pants. Dress is likely being used in the general sense. I could be wrong.

EVERYONE wore men's TG's until somewhere aroung 1960's. They only had a male pattern ever made in the beginning and that is what everyone wore. Poor women! (assuming TG stands for what I think it does)[/qu
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We tend to call the underwear TG's in the UK. Though I have heard Utahn' just say the word Garments.

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zeezrom wrote:
The important thing is that you don't go showing this thread to Porter.

Read this book to understand the temple ceremony both then and now!

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We tend to call the underwear TG's in the UK. Though I have heard Utahn' just say the word Garments.


I think that is subdivided into garments for men and garmies for the ladies.

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We tend to call the underwear TG's in the UK. Though I have heard Utahn' just say the word Garments.


I think that is subdivided into garments for men and garmies for the ladies.


LOL, we just call them "G's" or garments.

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LOL, we just call them "G's" or garments.

I referred to them as Joseph Jammies at home and it didn't go over very well.

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On 1 March 1877 Woodruff spend his seventieth birthday in the St. George temple with 154 women performing proxy endowments for the deceased women who had been or were being sealed to Woodruff..


WTF? It just does not ever cease to amaze me what a crazy *ss religion this really is..
And I knocked on doors for two years trying to get people to join it..

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On 1 March 1877 Woodruff spend his seventieth birthday in the St. George temple with 154 women performing proxy endowments for the deceased women who had been or were being sealed to Woodruff..


WTF? It just does not ever cease to amaze me what a crazy *ss religion this really is..
And I knocked on doors for two years trying to get people to join it..

TAK, you didn't know it but you were in actuality trying to get more women in LDS Inc so Woodruff could have a dandy 200th birthday on 3/1/2007.

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Hey TAK, who said that line in your sig?

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LOL, we just call them "G's" or garments.

I referred to them as Joseph Jammies at home and it didn't go over very well.

A few more names: Jesus Jammies, Chapel Chaps, and Matching Masonic Jammies.

The old school one piece with the poop chute in the back are known as Jesus Jammie Jumpsuits.

Something to ask your wife: "Why do the garmies and temple veil have the Masonic square and compass symbols on them?"

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:55 pm 
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Zeezrom,

Am I to understand this is Woodruff's journal entry for the day?


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