Norwegian Farmer’s Son…May 26th

May 26th…“DID YOU EVER RECEIVE NICKNAMES FROM FAMILY AS YOU GREW UP ON THE FARM?”

Erwin Noorlun
Elliott’s Uncle Erwin Noorlun was an Army Paratrooper during World War II.

POEM – “He Called Me Alley Oop!”  by N. Elliott Noorlun

NFS 5.26a

When Uncle Erwin, Came to call,

With family close in tow,

I could always, Count on him,

To tease me, This I know!!

#326=Russ, bro.Erwin,Candi,Steve, Scott, El...dad made frame; circa Aug.1962
Uncle Erwin (in white shirt and sunglasses) watches his elder brother (our father) Russell Noorlun air up a wagon tire while cousins play on and in the grain wagon.

While he and Dad would visit,

Us kids would play nearby,

And sure enough, my clever “Unk”,

Came up with something sly.

NFS 5.26d
Elee Yut sounded like Alley Ooop to Uncle Erwin 😉

“Ya know lil nephew, Your name kinda rhymes,

With character from comic book days.

I’ll give that burly guy’s name to you,

And let’s see just how good it plays!”

So from that time, When’er they’d come,

From Colorado o’er many a mile.

To that jester “Unk”, I became Alley Oop,

As I’d hear him tease with a smile.

NFS 5.26b
Well, at least Uncle Erwin didn’t call Elliott …..”Late For Dinner!!!”  😉
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