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

September 1st…………..“WHEN WAS YOUR DAD’S BIRTHDAY, GRANDPA? WHAT YEAR WAS HE BORN AND HOW OLD WOULD HE BE TODAY IN 2021”??

POEM – “What A Handsome Man He Was”. Created by N. Elliott Noorlun on September 1st, 2021……the 103rd birthday of our late father, Russell Conrad Noorlun…….September 1st, 1918 till February 19th, 1980. My dad was sixty-one years old at the time of his death from Pancreatic Cancer.

Elliott’s father, Russell, is on the right in this early photo with big sister, Ileen. Circa 1921.

Today Dad would’ve been 103,

What a handsome man he was.

Hard work and laughter, Were just two of his traits,

And I share this just because…….

Tiny Russell has found himself a squash on their family farm in northern Minnesota.

I’m thankful for, The life he lived,

Though imperfect like any mortal.

In his tenacious fight, For all that’s right,

Was his goal till Heaven’s portal,

Handsome young Russell (center), in the late 1930’s, with a couple of buddies.

Opened to grant, Our Norwegian dad,

Into God’s sweet Heavenly rest,

By our loving God, And our farmer of sod,

We as a family were blessed.

Together again in Heaven……Russell and Clarice.

It’s been 41 years, And we love you still,

Since you left for Heaven’s Shore,

And now you have, Dear Mother there,

To celebrate even more!

So give her a hug, As your glowing cake,

Floats by on a featherweight cloud,

Until the day, When God’s trumpet will play,

Then we’ll celebrate good and loud!!!

June of 1959 finds Elliott with his handsome farmer daddy, Russell.

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