Kay Christensen Davis writes, “A letter from a congressman to my grandmother Harriet Christensen after the death of my grandfather Nels.”
The 1940 letter reads:
I have read with sadness of the tragic passing of your distinguished husband.
His was a career which meant much to the development of eastern Pierce County. Words fail me in attempting with sufficient meaning to convey to you my thought at this time. I want merely to let you know that my heard goes out to you and your family in your bereavement.
You can console yourself with the reflection that Mr. Christensen carved his monument on the hearts of men. By his example, he inspired the efforts of younger men to be as good a citizen as was he.
With warmest regard, I am