This article consists of some personal reminiscences by Bro. Spencer of life early in the Valley. He describes the social class of the people that came to the Valley, calling them noble, chivalrous, and God-fearing. He then explains how, when the pioneers first got to the Valley, they were in an extremely precarious state, but with work, and without complaint, they were able to accomplish things. In particular, he mentions how they had to fast to ration food, how men and women were forced to work outside their professions, and how they had few if any of the conveniences of life.