Eric D. Snider

The Rainbow Correction

Snide Remarks #447

"The Rainbow Correction"

by Eric D. Snider

Published on May 30, 2005

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Earlier this month, we had a spell of very odd weather in Salt Lake City. It would be sunny, and then it would rain, and then it would be sunny again, all in the course of a few hours. Traditionally in this part of the country, if it rains, it's gloomy all day. It's consistent and reliable, like a Swiss watch. (Not so much like a Swiss person, of course, as the Swiss are notoriously deceitful and untrustworthy.)

But one plus side of this unusual weather pattern is that when the clouds dissipate and the sun emerges following a spring rain, you can sometimes see rainbows. I've seen three rainbows in the past couple weeks; I don't think I'd seen one in a decade before that.

The downside, however, is that whenever I see a rainbow, I'm afraid my mom is dead.

Believe me, this makes perfect sense. In the late 1970s, the Mormon Church (of which I'm a member) produced film strips for young people telling stories of an inspirational and/or doctrinal nature. This was before VCRs, and film strips were cheaper to produce than actual movies. So you'd have this series of still photos run through a projector, with an accompanying cassette tape providing the soundtrack. Every time you'd hear a "BEEP" on the tape, you'd advance the film one frame further.

Everyone wanted to be in charge of the film projector, because it carried with it a sense of power. It was almost like directing the movie yourself, except the actors weren't moving, and there was a "BEEP" telling you when to do things. But still. The problem with letting ordinary kids run the projector was that ordinary kids can be as undependable and shifty as a Swiss person, and it was often unclear which frame the strip should be on when the tape was started anyway, and so the pictures being projected were often out of sync with the soundtrack. Perceptive children such as myself would know almost immediately that we were off-track, but we were powerless to act, as the projector had been entrusted to someone else. Eventually there would be an obvious misalignment -- the narrator would say, "Billy had fun sinning and carrying on in a shameful manner," but the picture projected would match what he was ABOUT to say, which was, "but soon he felt sorry and remorseful" -- and the projectionist would advance a frame or two and catch up. But in the meantime, the soundtrack not matching the images made it impossible to pay attention to the principles being taught, the same way you cannot listen to a sermon delivered by someone whose tie is crooked or whose hair looks funny. (I'm not the only one, right?)

When I was in charge of the projector, I ran a tight ship, let me tell you. I also was not afraid to put my own cinematographic touches on the experience. For example, there was a film called "Leon's Truck," in which a teenage boy saves money to buy a truck only to subsequently wreck it by drinking and driving. When the storyteller said that Leon was drunk, and the accompanying picture showed Leon in an inebriated state, I turned the focus knob on the projector so that Leon and his surroundings looked appropriately fuzzy. This earned a laugh, yes, but I think it also taught a valuable lesson about drinking and driving.

Anyway, probably the most famous film strip of that era was called "Families are Forever," more popularly known as "I'll Build You a Rainbow." The doctrine being taught was that families can continue to be together as a family unit in the afterlife, too, and that we therefore need not be so frightened of death. (Assuming we were righteous, of course. Naughty people should still be afraid.)

"Families are Forever" was a story told in music. The verses were spoken while an acoustic guitar and strings underscored them; then the storyteller would break into the chorus, which was sung. The story was about an 11-year-old boy named Jamey whose best friend in the whole world was his mom. She played football and went on bike rides with him and stuff, and all the other kids on the block said they wished their moms were like Jamey's mom. I'm only guessing here, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of them thought she was hot. I'm just sayin'.

Well, then, wouldn't you know it, she died. Jamey got called home from school early one day and when he arrived, there was an ambulance in the driveway. He went in to see his mom, and she was in bed, and she told him she was dying. The song doesn't tell us what she had, but apparently it came on suddenly. Food poisoning, maybe, or bubonic plague. Anyway, Jamey's all, "You just can't die, Mom! You just can't!" And she tells him not to worry, because families are forever, and she'll be in heaven waiting for him and watching over him, and he's like, "But how will I know that you're really in heaven?" And she thinks a minute, and then the singer bursts into the chorus:

"I'll build you a rainbow way up high above,
Send down a sunbeam plumb full of love,
Sprinkle down raindrops, teardrops of joy,
I'll be happy as springtime watching over my boy."

And then she dies and they haul her away in the ambulance. Jamey and his dad are standing in the driveway and Dad starts crying and Jamey looks up and sure enough, right up there in the sky is one hell of a big rainbow, and Jamey goes, "Dad, Dad, it's all right: Families are forever!" And then the chorus returns, this time with backup singers:

"I'll build you a rainbow (I'll build you a rainbow) way up high above,
Send down a sunbeam plumb full of love,
Sprinkle down raindrops (sprinkle down raindrops), teardrops of joy,
I'll be happy in heaven watching over my boy."

And that's when YOU CRY. No matter who you are, no matter how funny you think the phrase "plumb full of love" is, no matter what kind of a heartless jerk you are, when Jamey looks up and sees that rainbow and tells his dad families are forever, YOU WILL CRY.

Doctrinally, I'm not sure how sound the story is. Not the part about families being together in the afterlife, because I believe that, but the part where newly deceased mothers can barge into heaven and start flinging rainbows around willy-nilly. Don't you have to get approval for that sort of thing? Do people who have just arrived in heaven even know HOW to build rainbows? Besides, there must hundreds of mothers dying every day. They couldn't let them ALL build rainbows, or the skies would be a never-ending kaleidoscope -- but if the moms DON'T build rainbows, will their distraught families assume that means they didn't make it to heaven?

For that matter, what if Mom does go to hell? Could she send word of that development to her family, too, perhaps to warn them not to follow in her footsteps? "I'll build you a forest fire"? "I'll build you a devastating hurricane"? "I'll build you some puppies with deformities"?

I imagine Jamey's mom approaching the first person she sees in heaven and saying this:

"Hi, hey, listen, um, I just got here, and -- what? Oh, food poisoning ... yeah, out of nowhere, really, surprised us all -- anyway, so I just got here, and -- it's kind of embarrassing, really -- but I sorta promised my kid that I'd, um, build him a rainbow? You know, a rainbow? So he could, like, know that I'm here and everything? So ... who do I talk to about that? Is there, like, a department or whatever? Do I need a permit? Are there forms to fill out...?"

While we're on the subject of songs that are supposed to make you cry whose doctrine I find questionable, there's the recent sappy, crappy country hit "Christmas Shoes" (not to be confused with "Live Like You Were Dyin'," "Already There," or any of the other sappy, crappy country hits that are produced at the rate of one song per week). It's about a guy standing in line in a store at Christmastime, and this filthy urchin in front of him is buying a pair of women's shoes, which he declares to be for his mother:

"Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight"

Because, what, Jesus can't abide a barefoot woman? Or a woman who has shoes on that aren't beautiful? And who says Mama will be wearing shoes when she gets to heaven anyway? I believe the old saying is, "You can't take it with you." Does that not apply to shoes? Is there supposed to be an asterisk next to it?

You can't take it with you.*
*(except shoes)

Anyway, the kid in the song winds up getting the singer to buy him the shoes, because of course he's too poor to pay for them himself. I picture him thanking the man profusely, then hurrying out the door with the shoes to his mother, who's waiting in the car, smoking a cigarette:

"What took you so long? Here, let's see 'em ... What, these are the best you could find?! Pumps! I told you pumps! These are heels! I can't wear these, they make my feet hurt, you stupid brat! You better get it right at the next store. And would it kill you to cry a little? See if you can get someone to give you some cash, too. Mama can't buy lottery tickets with shoes."

And my question is, does this make me a bad person?

Stumble It!

Notes:

This column follows a circuitous route to its eventual point, and then turns out not to have one anyway. Long-time "Snide Remarks" fans will recognize this sloppy pattern as being the norm for those beloved old Daily Universe-era columns (1997-1999), and I confess a certain fondness for it, too, even though disorganization and random tangents technically make me a bad writer, not a good one.

After years of believing the original recording of "I'll Build You a Rainbow" to be completely unavailable except on musty old cassette tapes, I found it online, complete with the original film strip that accompanied it! Bless the people at All About Mormons.

However, this is not the complete version. The version that was on the "Gates of Zion" cassette tape that I can't find anymore had a different climax. The one I linked to just has Jamie remembering what his mom said and telling his dad, "It's OK! Families are forever!" The REAL version has them looking up in the sky and seeing the rainbow. I mean, that's kind of the whole point, right? I don't know why it's abbreviated in that link, but it's the best we can do for right now.

(Also, my memory is that the man sings by himself at first, and the backup singers join him later, as indicated in the column. The version of the song I just linked to, however, suggests the backup singers are there all along.)

At a Christmas party five months before this column ran, the host and hostess performed "Christmas Shoes" with the express purpose of mocking it. They even made a cue card with the lyrics so that we could join in on the chorus. It was the high point of my holiday season.

It turns out the song wasn't particularly recent. It was first recorded by NewSong in 2000, and then the next year by 3 of Hearts. Both did well on the country charts. In 2002, CBS aired a TV movie based on the song, and it resurfaced. Apparently it was still being (over-)played during the 2004 holiday season.

I was putting the finishing touches on this column in the presence of my Fat Brother Jeff, who read some of it over my shoulder and insisted I include a reference to rainbow-building "permits." We also had a discussion of an asterisk next to "You can't take it with you," so that's where that came from.

An unfortunate coincidence to my baseless attack on Swiss people is that I happen to know a Swiss person, and she's married to my grandfather, and she's perfectly upstanding. But the expression is "as reliable as a Swiss watch," so I had to go with it. No harm intended (not that Grandma II has Internet access anyway).

(Also, do you like how I said "of course" about Swiss people being dishonest, like everyone knows that? That's awesome.)

This item has 38 comments

  1. Lowdogg says:

    I just had to comment on one of my favorite Snide Remarks ever. When I first read this one it made me cry I laughed so hard. I was reminded of it when someone posted the hideous "Christmas Shoes" video on YouTube. The song is one thing, but the video takes it to a whole other level.

  2. John Doe says:

    I thought I had read all your columns, but I don't remember this one. I'm so glad Lowdogg posted a comment so I could see it. This made me laugh and laugh it's so hilarious. You need more like this one.

  3. Phil Cardenas says:

    I have to concur with Lowdogg on this one. I haven't laughed this hard in 4 weeks (approximately) and I was squirting tears. I can't wait to share this one with friends--absolutely hysterical.

  4. Chrystle says:

    Have you seen the Made-For-TV-Movie of the song with Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Rob Lowe? It must be seen. I missed the sequel to the movie this Christmas, and was devistated

  5. Lolene says:

    Look what I found: LINK

  6. Chris says:

    Wow, the things I've missed as a Catholic! I actually sang in the choir at a Mormon church once; the song was called "Families Are Forever," I believe, and I was searching on the Internet for those lyrics and came upon this. Never heard or saw "I'll Build You a Rainbow" but this made me laugh so hard I almost cried! I am familiar with "The Christmas Shoes" though, and I too despise that wretched song. Thank you for helping me to figure out why I hate that song! LOL! - Greetings from Chris in Ann Arbor, MI

  7. Mynor Rodriguez says:

    I remeber that movie and felt the same way I was scared to go to school, I also recall a movie baout a brother and sister in which the brother gets hit by a car and the sister donates blood and she tells her mother when is she gonna die. does any one remember that if so does anyone know how I can get a copy of it as well as the ''Families are Forever'' tape

  8. Tracy Keeney says:

    My, oh, my! I have tears streaming down my face, and my sides hurt from laughing so hard. Eric, you KILL me!

    I was chatting in a blog, and someone brought up "I'll Build You a Rainbow"-- a friend who was also on the blog didn't get the reference since she only joined the church about 10-11 years ago. So I did a little search and WALA-- I found this.

    What a crack-up! This is a total gem!

  9. Alison Moore Smith says:

    Hey, *I* am the one who brought up IBYAR. I get the credit!

    This piece is seriously funny. But I take issue with it. I started writing a book in 2001 that has a whole section about IBYAR. You took some of my best jokes. I think you plagiarized. Never mind that I haven't published it and never mind when you wrote this. I still think you stole my ideas. Which brings up my next question:

    Are you psychic?

  10. Diane says:

    I was raised Catholic by a devout Catholic Mom. We were visiting a Mormon church while on vacation some place. Mom said she liked most everything about Mormonism but that being with your family in the afterlife was a deal breaker. She’s not much of a self esteem booster but she sure is funny.

  11. Purplemonkeydishwasher says:

    I just finished watching the clip from All About Mormons.com. This was my favorite part:

    "...his greatest friend was his mom. Not in some sissy way [chuckle] or anything like that..."

    Was this really made in the 70s? At the end it shows a picture of the family in front of the Jordan River Temple, and that was finished in 1981. I'm just sayin'.

  12. Steve says:

    Why is the phrase "one hell of a big rainbow" so stinking funny? I can't stop laughing no matter how many times i read it.

    And speaking of those "inspirational" LDS films of the 70s, has anyone ever seen "What About Thad?" It is truly the most depressing thing I have ever seen. Here is an overview for anyone who cares:

    Thad is a young boy who gets teased a lot. He is a latch-key kid (remember that term?) and one day the neighbors tease him about not attending Primary (this was when Primary was held during the week after school rather than on Sunday). Thad decides that perhaps he should actually attend, and while the kids are goofing around outside before it starts, one of the kids makes Thad so upset (by teasing him) that Thad throws a rock at the kid. The rock misses the kid, but breaks a window. Thad runs away. More bad stuff happens to poor little Thad. Not really bad stuff, but typical kid stuff that an insecure kid might have trouble dealing with. At one point, there is a meeting of the adults in Thad's life, who are all beginning to realize how badly they have failed him. "I told him I'd take him out to ride on my horse, but I never did it," and so on. Finally, things are so bad for Thad that he runs into the city, turns into an alley, and collapses against the wall, hugging his knees and crying his eyes out. The camera slowly zooms out from above until Thad is a mere speck in the center of the screen, surrounded by tall, heartless buildings. The End.

    I guess the message is that you shouldn't be like those loser adults in this film because look what happenned to the poor innocent little kid, you heartless bastard!

  13. Purplemonkeydishwasher says:

    I've been a member of the church since the age of 8 and somehow I'd missed seeing "A Touch of the Master's Hand". I don't even think I've read the poem. Anyway my husband and I came across it a few months ago and decided to watch it.

    As I'm sure you know, the first half sets you up by showing you that no one at the auction understood the worth of the violin because it was beaten and worn. Its true worth was only understood when the violin maker himself (who frequents auctions?) shows up and plays the violin, showing its potential. Suddenly everyone was bidding $1,000+ for the violin.

    The second half, on the other hand, shows a homeless(?) man, who is about to jump off of a bridge. He even has a group of Michael Jackson-esque hood-rats goading him on to do it. He is stopped when a hand is placed on his shoulder (Jesus' hand?!) and then we see that again how a touch of the Master's hand has shown Old Homeless Guy that even he has worth and potential too.

    Stupid Old Homeless Guy and his low sense of self-worth. I went from laughing (Michael Jackson hood-rats! With red pleather jackets!) to completely crying (it was JESUS' hand!!). My heart isn't as black as a cinder after all.

  14. Steven Gardner says:

    Dang it, I cried again watching that stupid Rainbow thing.

    I'm such a wuss.

  15. Alaska-Boy says:

    I will never again watch IBYAR after being deeply traumatized by it back in Primary. It was our teacher's favorite thing and I was like maybe 7 and she kept playing it over and over and I was always afraid that I'd come home from school to see a waiting ambulance. UGH! The Divine Comedy parody is hysterical, however.

    The one with the girl who donates blood to her brother is available at church distribution centers on VHS or DVD along with a host of other VERY depressing church-produced videos from the 70's. (Does anyone else LOATHE "Cipher in the Snow"?!!! Who ever thought these films were "inspirational"?) I honestly believe that the reason "Johnny Lingo" and "The Phone Call" are such fondly remembered cult classics in LDS circles is that they were the only films produced by the church for a couple of decades that weren't specifically designed to rip your heart out and increase business for pharmaceutical companies. (There's a reason Utah leads the nation in per-capita antidepressant use--I'm lookin' at you IBYAR!)

    Great, great column, Eric!

  16. Macy says:

    A lady in our ward actually read the text of the filmstrip as part of her sacrament meeting talk on families two weeks ago. I had to duck behind the pew when she started reading the text of the song so I could sing along and giggle.

    This post made me laugh so hard I cried. My husband has no memory of the filmstrip and is baffled because I'm laughing at a filmstrip about a mom who dies. Though when I started watching the filmstrip, he did think the background singers warranted a chuckle or two.

    Fabulous column Eric.

  17. Mytzgud says:

    I don't care if tangential and pointless writing is technically "bad". It made me laugh, that means it's good writing. Hearing it added so much to the experience on this one, we have the sweet sappy music which abruptly cuts off to "And then she dies and they haul her away in the ambulance."

    Also the puppies with deformities almost made me wet myself.

  18. Brenda says:

    I wanted to share this below:

    I remember The woman who raised me her name was mama Tishey,while she was alive,she always talked about Salt Lake City and how beautiful it is... She passed on in 92. The pain of her passing was so GREAT,that I myself felt like dieing...

    but as everyone has to do, I kept going on.


    Years had pasted before I heard the Song, ' when mama meets JESUS tonight.'

    It brought me to tears. mama Tishey made us laugh,shared the bible with us,took us to church, keeped a roof over our heads,cloths on our back and food in our mouths... We struggled ALOT and wentthrough a lot of hard times, but it was by G-D ALONE that we all made it.. she made it to Heaven and we ( the brother that I grew up with- and myself) and made it to adult hood....Now we are working hard and on our own paths now.. Since I found G-D, the brother that I grew up with rejects G-D, and thats his choice, I only hope that one day he finds the PEACE that I have found through G-D.

    Mama Tishey would have wanted it that way... She told me before her death to watch over him, because she knew how disobedient he was at times... but I know that he loved her and he carries the guilt of disobeying mama Tishey with him til this day. She was good to both of us. but favored brother more.. as you can see.

    Now I'm not saying that I in my life was 100% perfect, no one is 100% perfect except for G-D HIMSELF.

    But I TRIED to walk the Correct Path the best that I could.. and even moreso now...

    I have children of my own now and I do not favor one from the other, they share, they both have compassion toward one another and love one another and are good children.

    I've learned years back that it's all in how a parent raises a child.. and what type of Mentor the parent/s guardian/s are To the child.

    We all learn in life by the mistakes we make, and we ( parents that care) try and show our children the correct paths in life to take. rather they take them or not when they get older is their choice. We just hope and pray for the best.

    Anyways, that songthat I had mentioned earlier, touched my heart. Does anyone know who sang it?? and when it hit the , 'top 40s'??

    Have a nice day all.
    Brenda

  19. Allen in Texas says:

    I have converted my Gates of Zion album (from my seminary days in the VERY late 70's and early 80's) to CD, so that I can listen to it every now and then. And, yes, I'll Build You a Rainbow still makes me tear up.

    But, without knowing all the copyright laws on old, dusty Church seminary albums, I would be willing to share this with you. Just let me know!

  20. John Doe says:

    Someone up thread mentioned "The Touch of the Master's Hand" and I have lots of funny thoughts on that one. If you watch closely during the auction, a girl leaves after being annoyed by the violin auction and this guy waiting by the door watches her leave, looks to make sure nobody is looking and takes off after her all sneaky-like. Then when the old man starts playing the violin, this same guy comes rushing back in like he was running from something. My companion and I (while I was on my mission) swear he ran out, mugged the girl, and ran back in before anyone would notice him missing. He sure acts suspicious.

    Then when the hobo is about to jump off the bridge, the people mocking him and telling him to jump are 2 Mexicans with a black guy. Everybody else in the movie is white, but when it comes to people acting like jerks, that's when you bring out the minorities! And my companion swore the one Mexican flips the guy off when he doesn't jump (he doesn't really, but it sure looks like it).

  21. Kaydria says:

    "I'll build you some puppies with deformities". Definitely my favorite line in the history of Snide Remarks.

  22. Jenn says:

    I am still giggling at this one!!! I loved the cheesy filmstrips from Seminary. Anyone my age that remembers "Tom Trails"? My friends & I will start randomly singing all we can remember from the theme song, which started out "Ride your own Tom Trails....Life's your own Tom Trails!" & then we just make up random lines!! I do the ward newsletter & while I'm making copies, I'll pop one of the old movies on the tv & just sit & laugh at it!! I found the funniest one from the 60's about marrying someone outside your religion. I was laughing at it so hard, the guys playing basketball in the cultural hall came to see what was so funny.

    I'm with whoever commented about Cipher in the Snow. If that wasn't the most freaking depressing movie I've ever seen, I don't know what is!! But what I remember most was when that song came out, every talent show for years had someone singing that song!!! What a way to bring down the roadshow!!!!

  23. hecowe says:

    My children and I are are the floor, weeping, laughing, and unable to breathe. Please call 911 and stop being so dang funny.

  24. Zenyatta Mondatta says:

    Dude. You are so right on the money. Could you please email me. I'd like to have a power chat with you. Eric Snider. You rock!


    Zen

  25. barbara says:

    good news on the tom trails front - if anyone else wants to see it again and relive the glory days of Seminary filmstrips, some beloved soul posted the entire series online: www.tomtrails.com

    And the Families are Forever article made me laugh until I couldn't breathe anymore...! Thank you!!!

  26. Denise says:

    I'm wiping my eyes--I'm laughing so hard that I'm crying!
    I thought I was the only one who was so cynical about "The Christmas Shoes," and laughed at the sentimental (though senseless) old church movies.

    Too funny! Great column.

  27. JD says:

    Thank you for the reference to the song "I'll build you a rainbow." I was looking for the song which I first heard in 1987 and I found it because of your site. A great Christian song with a great message.

  28. Momma Snider says:

    As of this moment, Mom is still hanging in there.

  29. Jacob says:

    Dear Momma Snider,

    Please keep hanging in there.

    Cordially,
    Me

  30. Amp says:

    Does anyone remember this one (it was an actual movie): It's a pioneer-era one room school house, there's one boy who is particularly naughty. At one point the boy get into a tussle with another boy, so the teacher takes out a 2x4 (yes, a 2x4) and smacks him on the back with it. Later the teacher finds out the boy's friend had recently died, which was the reason he was acting out.

    THE TEACHER HIT THE BOY WITH A 2x4.

    Talk about a Why The Face moment.

  31. Jason says:

    Eric, it's like we are twin jedis with the same mind, except I don't want to kiss you or anything in front of a too-cool-for-school smuggler (unless you do the hairbun thing). I was thinking about this filmstrip over the weekend (we used it in Spanish actually in a certain teaching situation), and how only the reviews for the movie "Precious" sound sadder than this film. Classic Mormon cinema, generally heaped with a dollop of shame (see: Cipher in the Snow).

  32. Alan says:

    Has anyone ever heard of a LDS filmstrip called "It All Started with Thad"? It starred Gordon Jump (WKRP in Cinninati) as Thad's Dad. I used to show it on a filmstrip projector 30 years ago. It was a corny filmstrip in today's standards and it would get good laughs. I think Thad converted the whole neighborhood before the filmstrip was over.

  33. Eve Plum(b) says:

    I searched on these lyrics, the best I could remember them, and here they were. I thought I had read all of your columns too, but I was plum wrong. I laughed so hard. It's been a long time. Thank you for the Christmas cheer.

  34. Virginia Johnston says:

    Thank you! I want to send the lyrics of "I'll build you a rainbow" to my nephew who is less active. His name is Jamie and his mother passed away many years ago when he was in his early youth. This tune came to mind and I know I need to send the lyrics to him as he is now in great need of love and comfort. Thank you again. Perhaps, it is now that he will turn back to the Lord.

  35. Lisa Bingham says:

    Okay, yes. I realize this was posted many moons ago, but because I looked up "I'll build you a rainbow" for FHE tonight, I was led to your site and love it. You slay me. And now, because it's not about WHAT you know, but rather WHO...I'm here to tell you that MY VERY OWN FATHER was the film maker for the very first and may I add only true gospel of the I'll Build You a Rainbow film strip. If you're righteous enough, you'll recall that the original had different actors. Jamie was NOT a blond, the mother had shorter, straight hair, and different cast all together. Anyway, just wanted to toss around my fame like candy at a parade. Go ahead and tell people you know me, and that I follow your blog. You're welcome. :)

  36. Kimberly says:

    I am desperately trying not to cry with laughter right now, it would be awkward and difficult to explain as I am at work at the moment.

    Eric, you slay me. This is hilarious. I've had this song thrown at me by countless primary/seminary/institute teachers over the years, all of them are overly fond of it and I never liked it. THANK YOU for being honest about this! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.

    I'm going to pull up this article the next time ANYONE tries to use it.

  37. mynor says:

    Does anyone know the name of the movie about The one with the girl who donates blood to her brother and expects to die? It is also an LDS classic

  38. Sara says:

    Just heard a cover of this song, but the lyrics are changed from "plumb full of love" to "plums full of love." I am cracking up imagining Mom pelting the ground with love-filled plums from her rainbow. I'll Build You a Rainbow by Kapena

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