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Quaker to Mormon, Mormon to Quaker — 5 Comments

  1. So, I’m half Jewish, half Quaker (a semi-Semite, if you will). But I’m a practicing Episcopalian Buddhist.

    Let’s hear it for the religious mash-ups! Keeps the dogma from getting out of hand.

  2. That reminds me of Sylvia Boorstein, a Jewish Buddhist who I heard on Krista Tippett’s “On Being” show a while back. She wrote a book titled “That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist.”

  3. I read your story with great interest as you and I are related through our grandfathers. Your grandfather, Cloyd, was the younger brother of my grandfather, Jedediah Foss Woolley Jr. When I was a child I spent quite a bit of time here in Salt Lake City with our common great-grandparents, Jed Sr. and Agnes. Jed Jr. and Cloyd’s sister, Olive Burt, was a well-known author and an important part of our family. I never knew Bern, the other brother. My mother was Avanelle Woolley Learned, the oldest of Jed. Jr. and Ada Ferguson Woolley’s three children who are all now deceased. Our branch of the family never returned to the Mormon church..In fact, my grandfather was very involved in the Masonic Order. I’m so glad I came across your story! It added some very interesting family history that I didn’t know about. Thank you for writing it!!