May 26th…“DID YOU EVER RECEIVE NICKNAMES FROM FAMILY AS YOU GREW UP ON THE FARM?”
POEM – “He Called Me Alley Oop!” by N. Elliott Noorlun
When Uncle Erwin, Came to call,
With family close in tow,
I could always, Count on him,
To tease me, This I know!!
While he and Dad would visit,
Us kids would play nearby,
And sure enough, my clever “Unk”,
Came up with something sly.
“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.