[Heber J. Grant]
Upon my arrival home I found my wife Lucy quite worked up on account of my having sold my home to Byron Groo as he was not a member of the Church and people were talking about it and making remarks that were anything but complimentary. I told her that I would get Pres Woodruff to approve the sale as there was never a rule that there were no exceptions to, and as Byron Groo was a friend of our people and was employed in writing in their defence there would be no objections to my selling to him. I called at the Gardo House where I met Bros Woodruff and Cannon, J. F. Smith, and F. D. Richards and they approved of my sale to Byron Groo, although they said that if I had not sold that it would have been better on account of the talk of the people not to have done so, but they thought that there was not the least wrong in the sale that I had made.
[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]