Elder Henry B. Eyring: “On behalf of my family, I thank you.”
Tricia Seguine (Francenia Lucy Tuttle) lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. In February 2007 she attended an LDS Church stake conference where Elder Henry B. Eyring spoke. In his talk he mentioned Milo Andrus. Read on to hear what happened after his talk.
"On the Saturday night session of Stake Conference, Elder Eyring spoke of the man he says is responsible for his ancestor, Henry Eyring, joining the Church. He said his name is Milo Andrus, and he always shares that name in case Milo has a descendant in the congregation. Well, last night a descendant was in the congregation.
"I wanted to talk to Elder Eyring after the meeting, but I wasn’t sure how I was related off the top of my head. And I really don’t feel like looking stupid in front of a man who has a PhD in business from Harvard, let alone an Apostle of the Lord. So, I came home and did my research.
"This morning we arrived at the stake center an hour and a half early to sit 8 rows back into the cultural hall. The Stake President was milling around and my husband went up to ask him if Elder Eyring was going to stick around after the meeting to shake hands. He said that Elder Eyring had to leave pretty quickly afterward, but that he wanted our family to go and sit in the foyer to greet him as he came in. He felt it was important that Elder Eyring know that "we found him a descendant."
"The kids waited patiently and when Elder Eyring finally arrived I said, as he shook my hand, "Elder Eyring, Milo Andrus is my 3rd Great-Grandfather." To which he paused and looked at me while shaking my husband’s hand and said, ‘On behalf of my family, I thank you.’ "