Friday, July 24, 2009
Today is the anniversary of the entrance of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. (The original plan was to settle in Utah Valley next to the fresh water lake, but as 5000 Utes were camping there....) It is celebrated with one of the largest parades in the nation. (No, I don't watch it. I worked for the parks one year and had to clean up after it. Rather spoiled my appreciation.) Also, all the little kids wait with breathless anticipation for a visit from the Jello Fairy. (Utah joke.) BTW, the real name is Pioneer Day.
Posted by Fr. Erik Richtsteig at 10:47 AM