Norwegian Farmer’s Son…September 27th

September 27th…“TELL US WHAT MADE YOUR BIRTHDAY CAKES MEMORABLE AS A TODDLER GROWING UP ON THE FARM IN MINNESOTA.”

POEM – “Plastic Indians And Songbirds”  by N. Elliott Noorlun

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Tiny Elliott loved these candle holders

Plastic Indians and Songbirds, Upon my birthday cakes,

Each year gave me the giggles, And highchair bouncing shakes!

#61=Elliott's first B.D.,Jan. 1955
Whaddaya know….Elliott survived his whole first year of life!!  Now we can call him ONE!!

Our precious Mom, Somewhere she found, Those tiny plastic friends,

To hold each bright new candle,  Completing each calendar’s bends.

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A flock of flaming fun!

As her little boy, Grew inch by inch, New Indian or Bird would appear,

Warming the joy, For this little boy, As to yummy cake I’d draw near.

#153=Elliott and 1st BD cake; Jan. 14,1955
With candle burning in the songbird holder, Elliott and his mom celebrate his 1st birthday on January 14th, 1955.

Those hardworking hands of Mother, Who made and touched my cake,

Gave all her love, With His blessings above, Just for her little boy’s sake.

#133=Rosemary&Elliott laughing with BD cake; Jan. 14th, 1955
Big sister, Rosie, made Elliott’s birthdays full of joy, too!

Each plastic holder, As I got older, Took on magic all its own,

As it seemed they lent, An extra splash, To the overall birthday tone.

#107=Elliott with fedora hat on 6th BD; January 14, 1960
6 years….1960.

Eventually, Mom’s birthday cakes, Reflected a boy grown taller,

And candle holders, Too would change, From the ones I had when smaller.

But we all know, It wasn’t just, Candles that made her cakes best,

T’was the ambiance of a mother’s love, From her genuine heart expressed.

#144=Elliott in Mom's arms; circa September 1954
9 months….1954.
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