Palmyra Temple dedication results in handkerchief shortage in Utah


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    The Palmyra Temple dedication had some unintended consequences here in Utah.

    LDS Church members watched the dedication on a special broadcast. As part of the ceremony, they were asked to bring white handkerchiefs.

    As a result, stores from Ogden to St. George ran out of handkerchiefs. Mr. Mac in Orem anticipated the rush but ran out at 2 p.m. Thursday after selling 6,000 hankies in 48 hours. The Orem K-mart ran out at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Linens & Things says people have been buying white napkins to use as replacements.

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    President Hinckley dedicates Palmyra, N.Y. Temple; members tune in around the nation 4/6/2000

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