Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Hinckley - a few thoughts

We've both been trying to think of how to describe President Hinckley, and we settled on gracious. When you met him, he made you feel as though he was the one looking forward to meeting you. He had a good sense of humor. He teased some of the General Authorities, once about one of them wearing brown shoes. Other people wrote his speeches, but he always required some humor in them, no matter the subject. He was a leader who could, and did, engender the respect of non-members and others whose views differed from his. We just hope they tell some jokes at his services; he would have appreciated that.

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