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NeedleinA

Primary - Seagull Class

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I was looking at older copies of the Book of Mormon. I can across this WWII era one that actually touched my heart.
Not exactly sure why this particular entry was meaningful to me right now, but oddly enough it was.

A dedicated primary teacher encouraging a young girl. Older school name, "Violet". Neat to see the Seagull name used in Primary.

Also fun to step back in time for a second and see the reference page as well.

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9 hours ago, Vort said:

Angeline Driggs of the Driggs Ward. Nice.

Don't know why I care about this, but...
The name Driggs appears to be important there.
Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
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3 hours ago, LiterateParakeet said:

Wow!  That is cool.  Seagulls?  I had no idea.  

Neither did I. Showing our age.
Desert News shares the following. They sound like a squad of super heroes, Avengers Assemble!:

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Bluebirds — These were 10- and 11-year-old girls, starting in the 1926 Primary organization. Later, they were just the 10-year-olds.
Firelights — In 1960, this was the 10-year-old Primary girls.
Gaynotes — The 9-year-old Primary girls in 1959 used this title, as part of the revised Liahonas (Little Homemakers) girls program.
Larks — Primary girls, age 9, used this name in 1929.
Lihomas— This was an umbrella title for all older Primary girls in 1940.
Seagulls — Use of the name began in 1922 for 12-and 13-year-old girls. Later, the Seagulls were 11-year-old girls.
Targeteers — A past nickname for 8-year-olds in the Primary.
Trekkers — Previous name for 10-year-old Primary boys.
Moonbeams —A past nickname for Sunbeams, the youngest Primary class.

 

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13 minutes ago, Vort said:

From Angeline Driggs to Violet Griggs. Interesting.

Good observation.
I think I found the 43 year old Primary teacher:
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I also think I have Violet Griggs. 1940 census puts her at 11 years old. 1941 BOM would put her at 12 years old, still age appropriate for the Seagull Class.
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1 minute ago, NeedleinA said:

Good observation.
I think I found the 43 year old Primary teacher:
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I also think I have the Violet Griggs too. 1940 census puts her at 11 years old. 1941 BOM would put her at 12 years old, still age appropriate for the Seagull Class.
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Awesome work, Needle! Interesting to see that Sister Driggs was born in Mexico, 3 years and 3 months before my own grandmother was born in the "Mormon Colonies" in Mexico. She ended up in Idaho, while my own grandmother ended up in Douglas, Arizona, where my father was born. I wonder if Sister Driggs spent some time relocated to Arizona.

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7 minutes ago, Vort said:

my own grandmother was born in the "Mormon Colonies" in Mexico.

I think the Mexican Mormon Colonies have often been overlooked for the good they did and the kind of people they produce/produced.
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47 minutes ago, NeedleinA said:

I think the Mexican Mormon Colonies have often been overlooked for the good they did and the kind of people they produce/produced.
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They produced my mother... (well I consider it a good thing :D )

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