Pioneer Day

July 24, 2008 | 8 comments

Happy Pioneer Day. Time to break out the Nauvoo legion lapel button.

Some links for your enjoyment:

8 Responses to Pioneer Day

  1. Julie M. Smith on July 24, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Surely you don’t expect us to cut and paste those links ourselves?

    Next thing, you’ll be asking us to cross the plains on barefoot and bloodied feet.

  2. Russell Arben Fox on July 24, 2008 at 10:03 am

    All taken care of, Julie.

  3. Researcher on July 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Wow. That Tory post (2533) has the longest average comments I’ve ever seen in one place.

    Second observation: You guys have changed over time.

    Third observation: Happy Pioneer Day!

  4. Hunter on July 24, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    “You guys have changed over time” – How?

    [Ed. -- yeah, how?]

  5. Sarah on July 24, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I want a Nauvoo Legion lapel pin.

    Also, happy pioneer day. I have never once celebrated it in any kind of a normal (from what I understand) Utah fashion, but I hope to someday.

  6. Researcher on July 25, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Wow. I guess that statement doesn’t stand on its own. I’ve never been famous for my tact, but I’ll try anyway. Here goes…

    First, what the statement didn’t mean. The quality of posts has not changed. They are on the whole thought-provoking and top-notch pieces of writing. You invite some wonderful guest posters. T&S attracts a fairly highbrow, very thoughtful kind of discourse (with an occasional attempt to nail jello to the wall) (shudder).

    What seems to be missing is the youthful joie de vivre. Four years ago blogging was a new art form for most people. No one had burned out yet. Very few people had developed some of the excruciating attempts at political correctness that often pop up around the bloggernacle. Now, I’m not saying that these things are bad or good in and of themselves or even that my perception is accurate, but those are some of the things that I probably meant by my passing impression.

    Gotta go make dinner…

  7. Marianne on July 26, 2008 at 12:58 am

    I have to go to work at 8 in the morning and therefore am missing the ward pancake breakfast. I LOVE the typical ward pancake breakfast, there’s just nothing like the smell of bacon and sausage and slightly burned pancake. Sigh.

  8. Marianne on July 26, 2008 at 1:01 am

    I meant the “ANNUAL PIONEER DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST”. I should go to bed, I’m sure it was hard to see the connection of my previous statement to the actual point of the original post. I love pioneer day with all its trappings–especially celebrated away from Utah (an occasion so divorced from its context).


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