Church History


    A Benson Family Christmas Tradition

    Growing up in Whitney, Idaho, in the early 1900s, Ezra Taft Benson regularly traveled to his grandmother’s house by bobsleigh on Christmas Day. But as iconic as his holiday journey was, the highlight of his experience there was unique. “Our grandparents were very musical and always provided entertainment of various kinds,” he recalled. “Grandma Dunkley, a convert to the Church from Scotland, would dance the Highland Fling for us, and we loved that.”

    Ezra Taft Benson, President Ezra Taft Benson Remembers the Joys of Christmas (1988), 2–3