December 11th…“WHAT METHODS DID YOUR FATHER USE TO MANAGE THE FAMILY FARM NEAR KIESTER, MINNESOTA?”
POEM – “Dad’s Handheld Device” by N. Elliott Noorlun
My Norwegian father, Had a “handheld device”,
To manage our family farm.
It worked quite well, I’m here to tell,
And it didn’t cost leg or arm.
Back in the day, When farmers grew hay,
Computers were not to be seen.
Dad used his noggin’ and kept on sloggin’,
On a paper notepad, Really keen!!
That wire-bound tablet, That fit in his pocket,
Was “device” enough for my dad,
With pencil point keen, On the tractor he’d lean,
Musing on numbers to add.
Dad could track his income, From crops to hogs,
All “data” was in his “device”.
His “gadget” did fine, On plain paper line,
And all for a very small price! 😉