Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..April 19th

April 19th…….“GRANDPA, DID YOUR DADDY USE HORSES TO FARM WITH IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA? OR JUST TRACTORS”?

POEM – “King And Colonel” by N. Elliott Noorlun

It is Summer of 1949 and Elliott’s parents, Russell and Clarice, are enjoying a ride around their farm yard with brother Lowell and sister Rosemary. “King and Colonel” had just pulled this wagon (with a cow on board) through a local parade in Bricelyn, Minnesota. Likely the Independence Day Parade on July 4th of that year. 😉

“King and Colonel”, That equine pair,

With regal manes, Of flowing hair,

Helped make Dad’s work, Seem rightly fair,

While working on our farm.

Whether pulling plow, In rich black furrow,

Or parade wagon, In nearby burrow,

This stately team, With power thorough,

Always meant us good, Not harm.

Our father there, With reins in hand,

It must’ve made him, Feel so grand,

To farm the land, Just like his dad,

I’ll bet his heart felt warm!!! 😉

It’s around 1952 and Elliott’s big sister, Rosemary, takes a lunch break with their father, Russell, as he munches on some milk and cookies. Not sure of the names of these handsome draft horses. LOVE that classic wagon!! 😉

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