140 years ago today - Aug 31, 1880

Pres[iden]t [of St. George Temple] J[ohn] D. T. McAllister [said] ... With regard to new Names, give easy names to be understood: Scripture names or names not in the Scripture, there are many good names of those who have lived upon the earth which are easy to understand[;] don't give any fanciful names, [and] be Sure they get the New Name and that they understand it. ... During the time of the Endowments, there Should be no knitting or Sewing in any of the rooms, no loud talking or noise. ...

[Minutes, Meeting of Workers in St. George Temple, Aug. 31, 1880, typed excerpt, Buerger Papers, quoted in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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