"Nobody messes with mom!

Failed crops, financial collapse, and eight children depending on her, Lucy Mack Smith hired Mr. Hayward to help her and her children to Palmyra where Joseph Smith Sr. was waiting.

In the bleakness of a tavern, she confronted Hayward for stealing her wagon and horses and abandoning her and the children, leaving all of her family's belongings on the wintery ground.

How has your mother shown courage?"
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