145 years ago today - Sep 8, 1875

George Goddard records that on his son's sixteenth birthday "his Mother and Myself, put our hands upon his head and pronounced a parents blessing upon him." Such "parents blessings" were common in the early church but have been replaced by "fathers blessings."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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