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Religious articles -- Folklore

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A wedding dress made whole / Andrea W. Ryser, 1997 January 23

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.25.2
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Andrea W. Ryser, who heard this story from its male creator sometime between 1989-1993. Story tells how he damages his wife-to-be's wedding dress but repairs it through prayer.
Dates: Other: 1997 January 23

An encounter with death / Annette Pack, 1981 November 27

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.5.1.15.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University history student Annette Pack, who collected information from her aunt, Margaret Pack Seely. From the journal of Annette's grandmother. Story recounts how in 1895 she briefly dies from peritonitis, observing her body from outside and seeing deceased relatives and friends. Compassion for her family's grief makes her return to her body, with a painful pins-and-needles sensation.
Dates: Other: 1981 November 27

An overdose / LaVon Cole, 1971 March 22

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Item 1.5.0.21.1
Scope and Contents note Report by LaVon Cole, who collected information from her husband, Charles F. Cole. Story recounts how a woman accidentally takes a whole bottle of pills and watches from above as her husband finds her body and her bishop commands her to return to life.
Dates: Other: 1971 March 22

An unusual death / Verl L. Giles, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 5 Item 1.3.5.5.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Verl L. Giles, who collected information from his grandmother, Mary Giles. Story recounts how Mary's husband receives a blessing while dying; the blessing commends and dedicates him to the Lord, whereupon he ceases to suffer and to move.
Dates: Other: undated

Ann Carrigan untitled legend about a near-death experience, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.5.1.4.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University anthropology student Ann Carrigan, who heard the story from a relative. Story recounts how a dead man returns to life while being embalmed, needing to take his family to the temple before dying. The embalming fluid requires a curious counteragent.
Dates: Other: undated

Ann Carrigan untitled legend about genealogy, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 6 Item 1.6.7.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University anthropology student Ann Carrigan. Story recounts how a man speaks in tongues; a woman interprets that the time to do genealogy is short.
Dates: Other: undated

Anna Eileen Sorenson Smith / James C. Garrick, 1964

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.5.2.6.2
Scope and Contents note Report by James C. Garrick, who collected information from Deanna Smith Sudweeks, the daughter of the story's protagonist. Story recounts how in 1954, Anna Eileen Sorenson Smith awakens from a coma, reporting a dream where she may not cross a river to join dead friends and relatives; she had not yet fulfilled her mission on earth.
Dates: Other: 1964

Anonymous untitled legend about having children, 1964 March

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.5.1.2.1
Scope and Contents note Report by an unknown author who collected information from Marybeth Raynes, who heard the story from her great aunt, whose sister-in-law was the protagonist. Story recounts how a woman is persuaded not to stop having kids after a near-death experience where she meets her prospective children.
Dates: Other: 1964 March

Another Kirtland temple : fire in the St. Louis Temple / Samantha Silva, 1999 September 21

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.20.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University English student Samantha Silva, who collected information from her husband, Jared Silva. Story about how Mormons see a cloud of 'smoke' rising from the newly-built temple in St. Louis (1997). Some compare it to the spiritual manifestation of flames seen at the dedication of the Kirtland temple. On hearing the tale, Jared wrote his father in St. Louis, who replied with some facts contained in this report.
Dates: Other: 1999 September 21

Apparent resurrection / Timothy J. Rowley, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.12.2
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University student Timothy J. Rowley, who heard the story twice, in 1980 and 1985, but does not give the date he recorded it. The 1985 source was male. The story tells about how a man esteemed in the Church if Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dies. Later his casket is moved. Curious workers look inside and find it empty except for his folded burial clothes.
Dates: Other: undated