I would not call my Baptism “recent” for it was a very long time ago as is most everything else In my life. My grandmother was my religious teacher. This was not uncommon in those days as meeting houses were few. I find my age embarrassing. So, I will just make a list of common things I was responsible for after school as a child on the days that my grandmother taught me:
Draw up water from the well in the back yard to use in the morning, pour the water into the water tank on the side of the cook stove, bank the fire in the potbelly stove so it would last the night, and trim the wicks on the lamps.
After dinner, grandmother would have me do a lesson in the Juvenile Instructor serries of books from which she had learned the religion. We had only these books, a Bible, and a very old Book of Mormon. I found the Book of Mormon in a steamer trunk of hers a few years ago and decided to return to church to see what the prophet may have updated. The first thing I found out was that they had added verses to the Book of Mormon and some books were longer or shorter than the ones in the newer Book of Mormon. Of course there have been many updates from the prophets. I recently bought a copy of the Book of Commandments on ebay and I would like to know how it compares with today’s D&C. Are the revelation numbers the same in both books? I remember my Grandmother telling me that the Book of Commandments was incomplete because a mob destroyed the printing press before the printing was done