Danish, family history
Fifty-ﬁve years aft er my grandfather’s death in 1934, my two brothers and I gathered at his gravesite in Sault Ste. Marie near the Great Lakes. For the ﬁ rst time, Soren Lassen was being honored by a family that he never knew. Although he had died long ago, his gravestone had only recently been put in place. I pulled the scissors I had brought out of my purse and carefully cut back the crabgrass that was already creeping across the new stone. Stepping back, I read it aloud:
"My Grandfather: Soren Lorentz Lassen,"
The Bridge: Vol. 39:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol39/iss1/7