Gordon B. Hinckley

-- the prankster --

If you were casting a play, which one would you select as the class prankster out of this group school photo taken in 1926?
Gordon B. Hinckley is fifth over on bottom row


    My mother, Dora Thorne Simister Anderson (1908-2002), told the story of Gordon Hinckley being in her class with "quite the reputation" as --- "class prankster." When Gordon Hinckley was set in as President of the LDS Church, she smiled and said, "Oh yes! I remember him! He pulled girl's hair. He was in my class. ..... He was quite the prankster. He would sit behind you then grab your hair and soak it in the ink bottle which was part of every school desk."

Wayne Simister

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