Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..April 5th

April 5th…………..“WHAT WAS A PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC YOU SAW IN YOUR FARMER DADDY THAT MADE HIM EVEN MORE SPECIAL”?

POEM – “A Farmer’s Man Tan” by N. Elliott Noorlun

May of 1939 finds Elliott’s mother, Clarice, in front of the telephone operator’s office with handsome Elvin Wogen (sporting his farmer man tan) and his sister, Luella.

There’s nothing so grand, For a “prince” of the land,

Than the honored visage, Of a farmer’s man tan.

Elliott’s father, Russell, (top right) shows the light colored brow of his farmer man tan.

With his forehead white, While his face burned brown,

From wind and sun, T’was an award of reknown.

Outdoors was the primary place of life for a farmer.

Just like their livestock, They lived outdoors,

Working in the fields, And a doin’ their chores,

Many a farmer is close to his God and his land! ><>

Whether baseball cap, Or fedora’s full brim,

Or engineer’s cap, With striped blue trim,

From a YouTube film about farm life in the 1950’s.

It gave them protection, From weather’s ire,

As they farmed their land, Their passion’s fire.

From a YouTube video that shows grandfather with his cap off and the lighter skin of his forehead while gathering with his grandchildren on their farm in the 1950’s.

To provide for their legacy, In the farming life they ran,

And proud they were to wear, A farmer’s man tan!! 😉

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