Monday, October 26, 2009


Shortly after I came home from my trip out west, Matt had a hearing in Cleveland, Ohio. I wasn't sure if I was up to getting back in the car for another 6 hour ride there and 6 hours back after 1 day, but I haven't been to Kirtland before and I really wanted to be with Matt, so I decided to go. Matt's mom, Grace came with us as well. It was well worth the trip.
The Kirtland Temple
The front of the temple. The doors were actually green at the time of construction.

Matt in front of the fireplace in the School of the Prophets - upstairs above the Newel K. Whitney store. Joseph Smith lived in this building for a time and received 20 revelations here including The Word of Wisdom. This revelation came after Emma and Joseph became concerned about the tobacco smoke filling the room during meetings. It is said that when Joseph told the brethren of this revelation that they all threw their pipes and tobacco in this fireplace.
The John Johnson Home where Joseph and Emma were staying when he was taken out in the middle of the night by a mob and tarred and feathered.


Mike said...

You wanted to be with Matt? Wait...Matt Steen?

Jackie said...

I'm dying to go to Kirtland one day. I love that Emma was so sick of cleaning up tobacco spit that she complained about it. How gross, but what a nice husband the Prophet was.