Church History


    Brigham Young’s Reaction to Fussy Babies

    According to his daughter Susa, Brigham Young had “a most peculiar way of amusing babies; he would take them on one knee, and then commence a sort of ‘Too-roo-loo-rool, lool-or-loo,’ which was a sure antidote for weeping babies. The unusual noise, not loud, nor harsh, but withal musical, yet very peculiar, would dry up any incipient torrent on a baby’s cheek.”

    Susa Young Gates, “President Brigham Young: Anecdotes of the Great Pioneer and Leader,” Improvement Era, June 1905, 562