Thought for the Day: Purity of Heart, Mind, Body and Soul

Jessie Evans Smith

Jessie Evans Smith with Husband, Joseph Fielding Smith

Jessie Evans Smith with Husband, Joseph Fielding Smith

 

Jessie Evans Smith, an opera star of the past had already retired when I was a boy. She looked after our family and gave Dad a job during the Great Depression.

I took care of the chores for her mother, bringing in coal and wood after school.

Jesse was always there in the afternoon and her husband, Joseph Fielding Smith, then the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church usually waited in the driveway in his Cadillac.

She was always full of fun, joking with anyone around, including me and her mother, the perfect balance for the Smith Family.

Jesse had a pure heart and I know for a fact that she organized more than one Christmas for our family.

Here she sings, He Who Has Clean Hands and a Pure Heart with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

John

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