55 years ago today - Jan 17, 1958

[David O. McKay diary, Jan. 17, 1958; emphasis in original] ... I told Brother [Wendell B.] Mendenhall that the First Presidency had approved of his suggestion that a white cloth moccasin for use as footwear in the New Zealand [temple] be made. This will overcome the problem of fitting the feet of the native people. The Temple Committee is to be authorized to go ahead with the project. Although Brother Mendenhall had advised that we have a stretchtype moccasin, the Brethren of the First Presidency chose a terry cloth moccasin.

[Source: Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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