Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..May 1st

May 1st………..“IN YOUR KIESTER GRADE SCHOOL DAYS, DID YOU WEAR YOUR FARMER BOOTS DURING EVERY CLASS? EVEN DURING PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PHY. ED.) IN THE GYMNASIUM”?

POEM – “That Gym Floor Got Sore” by N. Elliott Noorlun

That Gym floor got sore, If you wore,

Scratchy street shoes in that place.

And you’d get no smile, From Custodian’s file,

Matter of fact, You’d get growl face.

As a, now retired, custodian, I KNOW how intense the labor was for these fine janitors to make the Gymnasium floor at Kiester High School come to a sparkle and want to maintain that shine.

Our Custodian crew, Who were true n blue,

Put in time and sweat and grunt,

And they sure never relished, What they’d embellished,

On a scratchy-shoed little runt!!

So before going inside, Every Susie and Clyde,

Got the word from the teacher’s news,

“We protect our gym floor, So if need, go to store”,

“And buy yourself new gym shoes”!!!

The Kiester High School Gymnasium floor sparkled so nicely that Elliott’s big sister, Rosemary (on right), and her cheerleader friends could see the reflections of their uniforms in the luster of that shiny wooden floor. Class Year 1962 – 1963.

T’was like “holy ground”, When the only sound,

Emitting from that Gym Room,

Were squeaks of rubber, Bouncing shoes like flubber,

And a soft dust mop, No broom.

“Dancing Dust” is protecting the Gym floor while Vicky Schacko and her handsome date, Lamoyne Krohnberg enjoy the Prom held during the 1963 – 1964 school year.

But on special occasions, When street shoes were a must,

They’d cover the floor, With a “dancing dust”.

Even then, you knew, To make light your treads,

Cause you were not wearing, Your gym shoes by “Keds”.

All in all, though, we learned, Back when we were young,

To take care of our school, Where its anthem was sung.

And it started by taking, Good care of our floor,

While in Phy. Ed. classes, In “Bulldog” days of yore!!! 😉

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