Saturday, September 1, 2012

Counsel for September

The following comes from W. W. Phelps, Almanac for the Year 1859: The Third after Leap Year; and after the 6th of April, Thirtieth year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Great Salt Lake City, UT: J. McKnight, 1859), 11:
SEPTEMBER says sow fall wheat. Now is the season of fruit. Dry peaches, save the bounties of a liberal Providence, who knows that you have need of all those things. Secure what has been raised, for waste and want are a couple of foolish virgins that will never get to heaven. Idleness will bring thee to poverty; but a diligent hand maketh rich.