140 years ago today - Dec 9, 1881

[Heber J. Grant]
The house was full. Many ladies & gentlemen having to stand. I was ashamed of myself for not giving some lady my seat. I looked behind me & saw some 'hard sticks' and concluded as I had come early for no other reason than to get a seat I would keep it. Just before the lecture was over the 2 parties sitting on my right got up & Misses Lottie Eldridge & Clarissa Young took their seats. I can truthfully say I never was much worse ashamed in my life. I would not have kept my seat for $1000 had I known these girls were standing behind me, but I felt hat it served me right for not getting up when I first looked around.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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