BETA

On the bright side

Part of my responsibilities as a Church News staff writer is to work with public affairs missionaries serving in California. Recently, I needed to arrange coverage of the Oakland pageant "And It Came to Pass," so I called Elder Norvel "Bud" Alexander, who serves at the Oakland Temple Visitors Center, at his home.

A little girl answered the phone. I asked, "Is Elder Alexander there?"There was a momentary pause. I could tell she had taken the phone away from her mouth when I heard her say, "Grandma, is `Elder' Grandpa?"

I surmise to that little girl, the most important title was Grandpa.

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