Norwegian Farmer’s Son…September 25th

September 25th…“WHAT WERE YOUR SCHOOL COLORS IN YOUR STUDENT DAYS IN MINNESOTA AND WASHINGTON STATE?”

POEM – “What Colors Did You Wear?”  by N. Elliott Noorlun

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RAH! RAH! SIS BOOM BAH!!!

Just what is it, About two colors, Those certain spectra of hue,

That makes each school feel special,  That cements school spirit like glue?

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So many colors to choose.

So many colors are out there, But to our school, Two colors we’d choose,

And it seemed that when, Those colors would fly, There’s just no way we could lose.

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Blue and White for the Kiester, Minnesota Bulldogs!

Now back in my, Minnesota days, Our colors were blue and white,

That Bulldog team, Could make foes scream, As we’d enter athletic fight.

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Elliott’s beloved sister, Rosemary, cheered for the blue and white Kiester, Minnesota Bulldogs!! 😉  She is far right in this photo.

And when those days were finished, And family moved out West,

The colors chosen, By my new school, Were thought to be the best.

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Orange and Black for the Battle Ground, Washington Tigers!

The Battle Ground “Tigers”, Were known for years, As the mascot of this school.

And if you wanted, To show you cared, You’d wear these colors “cool”!

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A Washington roaring great time! 😉

From “Tiger” caps, To “Tiger” shoes, To “Tigers” painted on face,

If you were a “Tiger”, You’d show your pride, In just about any place.

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A Minnesota growling great time! 😉

So whether tenacious “Bulldogs”, Or roaring “Tiger” pride,

As youngsters we, Would wear with glee, Those colors we’d not hide.

And now, in later years we view, Those days we’ve laid aside,

But colors swell, In memory’s well, True team colors were our guide!

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