Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..April 6th

April 6th……..“WHAT KIND OF ATTRIBUTES DID YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GLEAN FROM WORKING WITH COWS ON YOUR FARM THERE IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA”?

POEM – “How Now Black n White Cow”? (My idea for a title. Poet author is anonymous from a 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac).

The year 1959 saw Elliott’s big brother, Lowell, as he gets a young Holstein heifer ready to take her to the Faribault County Fair, in Blue Earth, MN. His goal to was to win a Blue Ribbon First Place Prize with her.

When life seems one too many for you,

Go and look at a cow.

When the future’s black, And the outlook blue,

Go and look at a cow.

For she does nothing, But eat her food,

And sleeps in the meadow, Entirely nood,

Refusing to fret, Or worry or brood,

Because she doesn’t know how!

Whenever you’re feeling, Bothered and sore,

Go and look at a cow.

When everything else, Is a fearful bore,

Go and look at a cow.

Observe her gentle, And placid air,

Her nonchalance, And savoir faire,

Her absolute freedom, From every care,

Her imperturbable brow.

So, when you’re at the end of your wits,

Go and look at a cow.

Or when your nerves, Are frayed to bits,

And wrinkles furrow your brow;

She’ll merely moo, In her gentle way,

Switching her rudder, As if to say,

Bother tomorrow, Let’s enjoy today,

Take the advice of a cow!!!! 😉

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