Norwegian Farmer’s Son…December 31st

December 31st…“AS A LITTLE BOY, ON YOUR FARM, HOW DID YOU SWING INTO THE NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS?”………in a SWING, of course! 😉

POEM – “The Best Way To Fly”   by N. Elliott Noorlun

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Similar to Elliott’s tire swing.

Any time of the year, Be it Winter or Spring,

The best way to fly, Was on our tire swing.

A gift to our dad, From old Uncle Doren,

If flew for millions, Of miles unworn.

First, thousands of miles, On Uncle’s plane,

But when its use, Began to wane,

Dad cut out a seat, Ropes o’er the tree,

For all of us kids, To experience glee.

#103=Elliott in tree swing with Rosemary; Aug. 31, 1954
Tiny Elliott on the tire swing with Sis, Rosie.

My sister, Rosie, First placed me aboard,

The magical ship, On which I soared,

To heights that seemed, To touch the sky,

This farmer’s son, Sure could fly!!! 😉

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The tree with the big slingshot “Y” was Elliott’s swing tree.  Up, and to the left side of the “Y”, you can see an outcropping to the left.  That’s where Elliott’s father, Russell, tied the fun airplane tire swing.  It was a fun gathering place for the four Noorlun children over the years.

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