“He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants; also, that there were two stones in silver bows—and these stones, fastened to a breastplate, constituted what is called the Urim and Thummim—deposited with the plates; and the possession and use of these stones were what constituted Seers in ancient or former times; and that God had prepared them for the purpose of translating the book.”
I thought that instead of a birthday cake this year, we’d get an image of Joseph wearing the breastplate. All my life I have searched for and waited for some artist to depict this, in vain. So, I guess this non-artist (me) will have to take the first step, using Microsoft Paint. (Yes, I already know it looks like crap!) If anyone else would like to try their more artistic hand at drawing a better Urim and Thummim and breastplate, be my guest. The above image is based upon descriptions made by members of Joseph’s family.
Five years old and still growing
In case it wasn’t already obvious, two more contributors have been added: liv435 and Elder Chantdown.
Elder Chantdown sneaked into the blog roster through the backdoor. dyc4557 kept posting his articles, so I figured we might as well make him a fully-fledged contributor since he kept contributing anyway! He’s been visiting this blog for some time now and we’re happy to have him on board.
liv435 is a fairly recent blog visitor who has made an impact already with her comments. She is unique among all the blog contributors in that, well, she’s a she! Our first female blogger! And it’s about time. The blog needed a female touch, (though I don’t expect to change the red Anarchy is Order symbol to pink any time soon…)
These two have already put out some great stuff so we look forward to more.
7 October 2007
That’s the day it all began. So, if you want to celebrate it, perhaps you could eat some red and black jello or something. I’d list the blog’s stats, but really, who cares? If you want to express your opinion about this blog, how cool it is or how bad it sucks, you can either leave a comment below and/or use the poll I set up for just that purpose:
One last thing…
I’m publishing this post the day before the blog’s birthday, on 6 October 2012, because it just seems right to me that this picture of Joseph Smith wearing the breastplate and Urim and Thummim ought to go out on Saturday, the first day of General Conference. Also, because I thought I’d give everyone a heads up in advance so that they had time to prepare their anarchy jellos and cakes for Sunday, the actual day of the birthday.