Date: October 11, 2019 02:43AM
I never thought of this!
It would work, even at the veil, because someone is there to tell people the right words to use, and show them the handshakes, and help pronounce the names of the dead people.
No wonder adults are thrilled when old Mom and Dad move to St. George, or wherever, to be next to a temple! It keeps them busy, and the adults can live their own life, with their own kids. The old people feel that they have a purpose, and that they are doing good works. They can even take a nap in the temple, as many do. They can have one balanced meal a day in the temple cafeteria. They can go to the temple in carpool groups. It's something a husband and wife can do together as a couple. It's also handy, if an old person has a retired spouse that is restless and pesky around the house. I know couples that can't drive, but live within walking distance of the temple.
--My ex sister-in-law in St. George, who has OCD.
--Her husband who likes to nap in the afternoons, after his daily golf game.
--Old people who are on pain killers.
--Old people on downers, like valium or Vicodin, like my brother's wife.
--My cousin who's husband is abusive, who never had children or a job, and who just wants to be left alone. Her never-Mo husband can't go into the temple!
--Old folks who like to travel and brag about all the places they go, but are too sick or tired to go on strenuous tours, or who don't want to mix with the locals, or who are afraid of diseases and bad food, etc. Stay in the hotels at night, and go into the temples all day.
I do wonder, though, if the mind-numbing temple repetition causes dementia, or if temple-lovers already have dementia in the first place.