Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..May 15th


POEM – “Our Regally Royal Radiant Rosie!”   by N. Elliott Noorlun

#402=Rosemary Arlone Noorlun; circa Fall 1946
Rosemary in Fall 1946

On May 15th, Of ’46, An angel floated down,

And placed upon, A newborn’s head,

A sparkling pink little crown.

#275=Rosie advertising seed corn her dad sold; Summer '48
Rosie & Lowell in 1948

Rosemary Arlone, Had come to us,

Full of vim n zip n zoom,

So, watch out world, Here comes some fun,

Life’s dance will need some room.

#80=Rosemary holding Dad's lunch bag, circa 1949
Lunch for Dad 1949

Momma’s helper, Was Rosie for sure,

And when it came time for lunch,

To the field she would scurry, With sack in a hurry,

So Dad could enjoy his meal with a crunch.

#307=Pauline Bidne, Rosemary..3rd BD.., Lowell; May 15, 1949
Birthday #3 for Rosie in 1949

And then there was when, A party she planned,

But left Momma out of the loop,

Birthday guests tagged along, With a whistle and song,

But Rosie was then in hot soup.

#741 Rosie's 6th BD 5.15.52 with Renie n Barb Noorlun
Rosie’s cousins among the BD guests

Turns out Rosie’s guests, And she had decided,

After school that they’d walk the train tracks,

But without telling parents, Those little declarants,

Were hoping for cake and some snacks.

#211=Rosemary Arlone Noorlun, 1st Grade; 1952-53
Rosemary’s First Grade Class Photo in April of 1953(top right).

Mom quickly called parents, To settle their nerves,

For daughters who’d not yet come home,

Then quickly made cake, With some jello to shake,

For that party under farm home’s dome.

#979.1 KHS 1964 Rosemary Noorlun 001
Senior Year of High School 1964

The years flew by, As this little guy,

Saw his sister grow into a queen.

With a beauty so rare, It caused all to stare,

Her bright spirit imbued every scene.

S87 Ehrich Easter at GnG Noorlun 1972
Rosemary and family 1972

Marriage and family, Graced Rosie’s life,

As she took on duties, Of mother and wife.

Each child a reflection, Of their mother and dad,

Our Sis was so proud, They made her so glad!

2NFS 5.15a
Our beloved sister has rested in the arms of our Lord since 1989.  She was 43 years old.

But then in July of ’89, Our sister was called Home To Glory,

Though just 43, It was plain to see,

On earth t’was the end of her story.

Yet eternal we are, And her story by far,

Lives on in each life she created.

Each child, born in love, Is watched from above,

By our Rosie with angels elated.

#45.1=Elliott & Rosie on hay wagon(March 1955)
Elliott and Rosie 1955

So I thank you, Dear Sis, As I blow you a kiss,

Till in Heaven we’ll meet once again,

Then the best party ever, Will ring through the clouds,

With a joy that can never wain.

2NFS 5.15b










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