Joseph Smith’s younger years were certainly sweet. Born in Vermont, the fourth of ten children, Joseph learned the value of hard work and of familial unity. Although the Smiths lived in meager circumstances, Joseph enjoyed a delicious home-life, blanketed in the affection that his parents lavished upon him and the other children. And around the age of seven, during the season of his dramatic leg surgery, Joseph formed a bond with his older brother Hyrum that blessed them both to the end of their lives.