Norwegian Farmer’s Son…August 11th

August 11th…“BACK ON YOUR FARM IN MINNESOTA, DID YOU EVER SEE WORK AND PLEASURE HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME?”

#62=Elliott hugged by Valerie Smith, March 30,1955
Ever since Elliott was tiny, his Cousin Valerie Smith and her two sisters were always giving him lots of lovin’ and happiness!

POEM – “Havin’ Fun When There Weren’t No Sun!”  by N. Elliott Noorlun

Havin’ fun, When there weren’t no sun, And ya had some chores to do,

Was an easy task, Just had to ask, “Hey Cousins, Ya wanna come too?”

Now my Cousin Val, She was a pal, She’d squeeze me right on sight!”

Brenda n Dee, They’d come with glee, When the Summer weather was right.

NFS 8.11b
Warm Summer rain made for warm fun mud!!

In the Summer rain, We had much to gain, When it came to work AND fun.

Had to walk to the pasture, To get the cows, Now our fun had just begun.

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The cows could sense our wet joy!!

No need umbrellas, Let’s just get wet, As we walked down gravel road.

The rain was as warm, As an indoor shower, While we hopped like a horny-toad.

NFS 8.11g
It was milking time at the barn.

We were doin’ work, That of gathering cows, To come home for the evening milking,

But we didn’t care, About soaking hair, Or that clothes were soggy and wilting.

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“COME BOSS!!!”

When we got to the meadow, Sis, Cousins n this fellow,

We all started yelling, “COME BOSS!!”

The cows heard our call, And walked through grass tall,

As some pebbles we’d playfully toss.

#104=Elliott with Gene Smith family at our farm; 1962 maybe
Elliott with his Uncle Gene and Aunt Beverly Smith.  Their three daughters (LtoR) Deanna, Brenda and Valerie were the helpers as we got wet in that warm Summer rain.

Soooo, work can be fun, When there ain’t any sun, It’s all just a matter of fact.

For whoever has, The most fun WINS!, It’s all in how, You decide to act! 😉

NFS 8.11d

 

 

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