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Religious articles -- Folklore

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Found in 270 Collections and/or Records:

A bishop rebukes a fire in early days / Ken Jacobs, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.3.1.13.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Ken Jacobs, who collected information from Mrs. Rex Jacobs, who received it from her great aunt, Mary Jacobs Howard, who received a written account from a witness. Set in Salt Lake Valley, August 1898. Story recounts how four farms are in grave danger from a wildfire until a bishop rebukes it with upraised arms.

A blessing and a promise / LaVon Cole, 1971 April 22

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 5 Item 1.3.5.6.1
Scope and Contents note Report by LaVon Cole, who collected information from Melody Scholes. Story recounts how an unconscious boy receives a blessing telling him he won't live long. Before dying, he comes to long enough to tell his mother he'll see her again, and to give a more foreboding farewell to his less-religious father (which reforms him).

A blessing not wanted / Sharon Williams, 1968 January

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 5 Item 1.3.5.2.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Sharon Williams, who collected information from G. Dean Williams. Story recounts how Dean's cousin is very ill, is blessed that she will live, and sees visions of dead relatives in a beautiful setting, by which she is convinced that she wants to pass on. She cannot do so until the blessing is rescinded by the uncle who gave it.

A dream song / Geraldine Avant, 1967 December

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 6 Item 1.6.10.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Geraldine Avant, who collected information from Jeffery O. Johnson. Story recounts how a woman has a dream prefiguring a meeting in which John Taylor speaks. When it takes place, she is able to sing the opening song from the memory of her dream, and sing the closing song in tongues. This leads to immediate conversion, baptism, and more speaking in tongues after confirmation.

A glimpse of paradise / Rex W. Allred, 1967 December

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.5.1.8.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Rex W. Allred, who collected information from Alice H. Allred, who heard the story nearly sixty years earlier from her mother. Story recounts how Alice's great-grandfather dies for an hour and reports deciding to return from a beautiful home to comfort his wife for six more months.

A hole in the sky / Lynette Stephens, 1971 May 1

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.1.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Lynette Stephens, who collected information from Dale Stephens. Story recounts how three apostles' prayer diverts rain around the Hill Cumorah Pageant.

A man sent from God / Virginia Curtis, 1982 October 2

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.20.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Virginia Curtis, who collected information from his mother, Margaret Hammond Curtis. Story recounts how Margaret's ancestor becomes very ill while traveling with his wife and son. After her prayers, he is revived by a physician who rides the train with them only long enough to do so.

A mistake had been made / Mark Molen, 1967 December

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.5.2.9.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Mark Molen, who collected information from Nadine Adams. Story recounts how a man is kicked by a horse and appears dead. He receives a blessing and revives, reporting that he had been in another place where a man checked a list and apologized for the mistake.

A promise / Lynette Buchman, 1965

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 5 Item 1.3.5.3.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Lynette Buchman, who heard the story from a Sunday School teacher (not named), who heard the story from a relative of the protagonist. Story recounts how a man recalls his son to life by anointing and blessing him, but the son says he has "work to do on the other side." When the man acquiesces, the son dies.

A promise of safety / Merlene Holt, 1963

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.3.1.19.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Merlene Holt, who collected information from Mary B. Holt. Story recounts how her father prays when his brother is drafted, and a voice promises that he will be safe.