Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..February 21st

February 21st……..”SHARE A SPECIAL TIME WITH YOUR BIG BROTHER, THERE ON YOUR FARM, IN MINNESOTA DAYS.”

Big brother’s “sanctuary”, behind Elliott in this photo, with the Chenille bedspread. Circa 1963; Elliott is 9 years old.

POEM – “The Feel Of Chenille” by N. Elliott Noorlun

I’d squeal for the feel of Chenille,

Albeit quietly within my heart,

For I worshipped big brother, Unlike any other,

A good place for little boys to start.

Like a young father, brother Lowell cradles baby Elliott in his arms in January of 1954.

Eleven years my senior, He was,

A most handsome idol to me.

So when he’d invite me, Into his lair,

This here little boy filled with glee.

A summer night breeze billowed the curtains,

Mourning doves were heard in the trees,

Rasping corn, Nearby in the fields,

Lent a pleasantness that put me to ease.

“Green Leaves Of Summer”, By The Brothers Four,

Softly played from his record player.

The music, Combined with his amber bed light,

Added to this epiphany layer.

As we laid there, Upon the chenille,

Inclusive I was in his world.

As we made plans for fun in the future,

I was thrilled to see magic unfurled.

So if ever you’re born to a brother,

As kind and as special as mine,

You’ll know right away, That the good Lord had sway,

And that you’ll be blessed mighty fine!!!

Elliott with his hero big brother, Lowell, in 2014 when they came for a vacation to Hawaii where Elliott has lived since 2010.

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