Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Pied Piper of American Fork

During our early married life when our own children had so many wonderful experiences with their grandparents, I felt a keener awareness that we were bereft of many of those special moments and relationships. At about that time I learned that our Grandfather Bernard Christensen was known as “The Pied Piper of American Fork”. His truck was always full of neighbor children. Somehow knowing that filled my heart because I thought that if he loved all of those children in American Fork, he would love me.

In his funeral it was said “that children were always safe in his company, for there was never anything said or allowed to be said that could not have been [said] to the most delicate.” The Christensens of Soro, Denmark and American Fork, Utah, USA, Allen C. Christensen, p. 290.

Surely he was beloved and almost revered by his own children.

Today’s post on the sidebar is Part 2 of a history about our Grandfather Bernard Niels Christensen.

I hope that it gives his grandchildren and great-grandchildren a glimpse of who he is.

Miriam Barker Zabriskie and Grandfather Bernard Christensen

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