Bergsten, Sonny

Sonny Bergsten

NOTE: Sonny’s last name is spelled “Bergstrum” in the 1942 Yearbook, as well as “Bergsten.”

From the Mar-Ken 1940 Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
Sonny Bergsten wrote a section in this Yearbook about Mr. Trumbo’s class visiting Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

From the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
HOLIDAYS AMONG STUDENTS: Sonny Bergsten is going to Lake Arrowhead.

From the 1941 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
Sonny was in the fourth grade in 1941. He wrote a story about an Indian boy named White Cloud for the Yearbook.

From the 1942 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Yearbook:
Fifth grade Class Predictions: Sony Bergsten – – – concert violinist.
Class Ambitions: Sonny – – –  doctor.

Sony wrote these two poems for the Yearbook:

by Sonny Bergstrum . . 5th Grade

I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town,
With a “ho-heave-ho” and a lusty yell,
They swung a beam and the side wall fell.

I asked the foreman, “Are the men skilled,
And the men you’d hire if you had to build?”
He gave a laugh and said, “No indeed!
Just common labor is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builders have taken a year to do.”

by Sonny Bergstrum . . 5th Grade

I know a little Zigzag boy,
Who goes this way and that;
He never knows just where he puts
His coat or shoes or hat.

I know a little Zigzag girl
Who flutters here and there
She never knows just where to find
Her brush to fix her hair.