Tuesday, April 09, 2013

What in the World Happened in the 1940's?

Directly from the church website at https://www.lds.org/callings/young-women/leader-resources/history/history-of-young-women-recognition?lang=eng

"History of Young Women Recognition:

Requirements of 1915 included:
  • Care successfully for a hive of bees for one season and know their habits.
  • Cover 25 miles on snowshoes on any six days.
  • During two weeks, keep the house free from flies, or destroy at least 25 flies daily.
  • Without help or advice, care for and harness a team at least five times [and] drive 50 miles during one season.
  • Clear sagebrush off of one-half acre of land.
From the 1940s to the 1960s, Beehives earned emblems to sew onto a Beehive bandalo. Some of those requirements included:
  • Strive to get your full nine hours’ beauty sleep each night this month. Make it a habit.
  • Increase your self-confidence by acquiring a good posture (sitting, standing, and walking).
  • Politeness in all things is the mark of a lady. Practice at home being considerate and polite. Learn to accept directions graciously.
  • Make the dinner hour joyous by improving table manners of the entire family.
  • Look for something beautiful every day for two months."
I'd love to say this is a joke.  It sure sounds like one.  But unless someone's hacked the church website and is having some major fun, it's sadly not a joke.

What happened in the 1940's?  Seriously.

Also, no woman spoke in the regular sessions of General Conference between 1946 and 1984.  http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/we-shall-now-call-on-some-of-our-sisters-lds-women-and-general-conference-participation/

Again, what happened in the 1940's?  Thank goodness those days are over...

1 comment:

Katrina said...

Nope, that's not a joke. I've seen those requirements numerous times over the years and have been glad Personal Progress is different now from what it was then!