Last night at dinner with friends, we were talking about President Hinckley, and how although he seemed old a frail, he was still in good humor. At the MoTab Christmas party in December, he was presenting an award to John Longhurst, the Tabernacle organist who was retiring after 30 years. He said, “John, when you get to be my age, oh never mind, you’ll never make it that long, but you can try.” We all laughed and were impressed by his wit.
Last night our beloved prophet died at the age of 97, and we are happy for him. He has given years of service and lead the LDS church through so much growth. He is loved and will always be remembered. But I am happy that he will be together with his wife, who he loved so much. We will miss you, President Hinckley.