Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — J. Golden Kimball's life. He said, "Brother Golden, as we affectionately know him, was a true product of the West, with humor as dry as our desert sands but as refreshing as our canyon breezes, with a philosophy as beautiful as our twilights and as brilliant as Compiler Arnold Dee White worked as secretary to the Quorum of the Seventy during the last two years of President J.
He said, "Brother Golden, as we affectionately know him, was a true product of the West, with humor as dry as our desert sands but as refreshing as our canyon breezes, with a philosophy as beautiful as our twilights and as brilliant as our noon-day sun.
He has endeared himself to us for the high quality of his mind, his patience, and straightforwardness. From the humorous to the inspiring, the quotes in this collection are sure to bring a smile to your face. Get A Copy. Paperback , 54 pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about J. Golden Kimball's Golden Moments , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about J. Golden Kimball's Golden Moments. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Community Reviews. Together with twenty-four Elders he landed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was appointed by Pres. Brigham H.
Roberts to labor in Virginia, where he joined his companion as a traveling Elder and labored absolutely without purse or scrip. After laboring one year he was appointed to act as secretary of the Southern States Mission at Chattanooga under the direction of Pres.
He was very familiar with the details of the martyrdom of Elders Gibbs and Berry, as well as with the mobbing, shooting at and whipping of "Mormon" Elders during the year The last year of his mission his health and constitution were broken; he was troubled with malaria, which continued to afflict him for many years. In the spring of he received an honorable release, and returned via New Jersey, where he preached, and visited his mother's relatives.
On his return he continued in the ranch business, and was ordained a Seventy by President C. Fjelsted, July 21, On his return to Bear Lake he traveled as a home missionary in that Stake, and was appointed to preside over an Elders' quorum, after which he was chosen and set apart as superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations of the Bear Lake Stake, and visited the associations until he moved to Logan city.
The Kimball brothers partook of the spirit running rife in the world and commenced to worship the "Old Gold Calf," hoping to gain honor and renown by becoming rich. Elder Kimball did partake of the more refining elements of life when he married on September 22, , Miss Jane "Jennie" Smith Knowlton. The couple would have six children. Elder Jonathan G. They signed notes for the first time for over thirty thousand dollars.
They labored hard for four years, and lost their investment, but saved their good name and paid their debts. Their ranch was exchanged for Cache valley property, and their cattle and horses invested in real estate. They were not yet convinced of the danger of speculation, but went into the real estate business during the boom, and bought everything almost that was for sale, and wound up their career as business men by investing in a company that had purchased , acres of land in Canada.
What they failed to lose their friends helped them out of, and they were for the time being prevented from chasing after the golden calf.
Moral: "Don't go in debt. Notwithstanding his health was seriously impaired, and he was about to graduate in a business way, the Prophet of the Lord promised him he should regain his health and be blessed of the Lord, which was literally fulfilled.
Compiler Arnold Dee White worked as secretary to the Quorum of the Seventy during the last two years of President J. Golden Kimball's life. He said, "Brother. J. Golden Kimball's Golden Moments - J. Golden Kimball s Golden Moments Is a Collection of Dozens of Quotes Gathered By Brother White. From the Humorous.
Brother Kimball labored three years as president of the Southern States Mission, and was succeeded by his brother, Elias S. Lyman, two days later. Brother Kimball was called to be one of the aids in the General Board of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations in the year , and took an active part in filling appointments, as directed by the General Board, in nearly every Stake in Zion, visiting the young men's conferences, young men's and young ladies' conjoint conferences, and conventions. Grant and family, to visit the California Mission, the object of the call being chiefly that he might become acquainted with that field of labor.
He had the privilege of meeting with the Elders and Saints and listened for the first time to the "Mormon" Elders preach on the street corners.
Elder Kimball was very much impressed with that country and people and came to believe a Stake of Zion would yet be established in the State of California. It was as a General Authority that J. Golden Kimball became best known to the saints. For the speech patterns he had picked up during his wild years as a drover and cattleman came to the fore to the embarrassment of some and the amusement of many. But while some may have felt him crude, no one ever doubted that Elder Kimball could drive home a point with the best of them.
Asked how he could get away with the way he spoke, Elder Kimball is said to have replied, "Hell, they can't excommunicate me. I repent too damned fast. He will long be remembered with love and affection. The Salt Lake Tribune which in those days often wrote bitterly of the Church and especially its General Authorities, editorialized on the occasion of Elder Kimball's death: "The Church, of which he was an honored member and high official, may never have another like him.
He was frank, outspoken, and fearless in his utterances. His discourses scintillated with original observations which occasionally disturbed some of his hearers, but never failed to convey his honest thoughts. Rich and. His genial, wholesome nature will be remembered long and his quaint sayings repeated after many solemn visages and doleful homilies are forgotten. There was but one J. Golden Kimball.
He was respected, beloved, and enjoyed by all with whom he made contact. His passing is a distinct loss to his circle, his Church, his community, and his commonwealth.
All in favor of moving Mount Nebo so signify Contributor: ctorton Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago. He was presiding at a Stake Conference, and noticed that many of the people were dozing off! I guess it must have been very hot! When it was his time to speak, he quietly rose to the pulpit, announced that he had some "official business", and proceeded to ask for a show of hands of those who were in favor of moving Mt.
Nebo across the valley?