Pearls . . . gems . . . nuggets . .
. whatever you want to call them. Probably 98% of President Kimball’s diary
(thousands of pages) is tedious in the general sense of being notations about meeting
itinerary, travelogue, mission tours, ordination names, and weather reports.
But the remaining fraction is more precious than jewels to the spiritually
literate and appreciative, and to those that love the history of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Finding pearls made wading through the rest
of it worth it.
The below pages contain a date,
then a brief description of a journal item, followed by a link to the page it
is on. These often run into more than one page, sometimes many. So keep reading
or clicking the right arrow until you are sure you have exhausted the subject.
Sometimes this means clicking that right arrow to get past a letter, pictures, newspaper
clippings, or other intervening items. Sometimes words, lines, paragraphs, and
even entire pages are redacted (blacked out; this is material considered
sacred, private, and confidential). I have had some links change on me, so I
also included dates to find if the links don’t quite get you there.