The Happy Days When We Had Time to Sin

[Letter excerpt, 1952]

Right now I am desperately overworked but looking forward to the war to make changes in my schedule.… Meanwhile with writing, endless committees, teaching, constant speech-making, and a large and growing family I have my hands full. Gone are the happy days when we had time to sin. But I think our old game of trying to predict where and how we will be at a given future date becomes more pointed all the time – just where is the whole shebang going? Wouldn’t it be the supreme joke if nothing happened and we both enjoyed a sedate old age? Yes it would. It would also be a great joke if you became a rabbi and I became governor of Kentucky. You see, I rave. Got to stop. High fever.


About Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley, 1910-2005, was simultaneously the LDS Church's greatest intellectual defender from attack from the outside and Mormon culture's strongest critic from the inside. This blog is composed mainly from Nibley's unpublished writings, letters, interviews and conversations, with occasional posts from associates who had personal interactions with him.
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