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Maryann TaylorDecember 23, 2020

It should be remembered that the prophet's mother, Lucy, was not able to make the trip West and that may be another reason that Emma did not go with the saints. Emma also had a great sense of humor---one time some politicians stopped over to stay in her inn and she served something similar to popovers. She commented that she had decided to call these popovers "candidates" because they were puffed up and full of hot air.

Susan D'AndreaDecember 22, 2020

Excellent article, Mariah. There is a wonderful article in the August 1992 Ensign magazine, "My Great Great Grandmother, Emma Hale Smith" by Gracia M. Jones. Her books "Emma and Joseph" and "Emma and Lucy" are great too.

Charles McClellandDecember 22, 2020

Thank you, Mariah, for this well written and informative article on Emma Smith. I appreciate her more now than ever.

Ron BarnesDecember 22, 2020

Who could blame Emma for staying behind when the Saints went west. She had suffered enough in her life. A man like Joseph needed a woman like Emma to help him endure what he needed to endure. Her own endurance was equal to his, and in some ways it was greater. They made a great team.



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