Jean Thackeray and Susan Thackeray

Jean Thackeray (left) tells her daughter-in-law Susan about a German POW who worked on her father’s Utah farm during World War II. She recounts coming across him crying over his lost Bible one day, and after she found it for him in the field, he carved her a necklace which she still has today as a thank-you.

Originally aired October 12, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.