Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..August 10th

August 10th……….“WHAT WAS A GIFT, GIVEN TO YOU AS A LITTLE BOY ON YOUR FARM, THAT YOU STILL HAVE AND USE ALMOST SIXTY YEARS LATER”?

POEM – “Uncle Gene’s Gift” created by N. Elliott Noorlun on September 27th, 2014

Elliott’s Uncle Gene Greenspun was a toy manufacturer in New York City. A very kind, handsome and intelligent man!!

To you this may not seem like much,

But to me, It opened a world,

Of tiny wonders around me,

That this “looking glass” unfurled!!!

Elliott’s gift from around 1961-62. A jeweler’s loupe (magnifying lens) with wire head band.

Sixty years, Or so ago,

My uncle gave me this,

And for all the joy, It brought this boy,

His gift was like a kiss!

Elliott now thrilled at the tiny world around him using his jeweler’s loupe

From rocks and leaves, To bugs on a crawl,

To watching my blood veins bulge.

The magic of, That mini-world,

I did happily indulge.

Now here in, My latter years,

With failing eyes and sight.

My uncle’s gift still blesses me,

To see with memories bright!!! 😉

Elliott’s lovely Aunt Lillian, (his dad’s youngest sister) who was a model in New York!! She, along with her husband, Gene Greenspun, gave Elliott the little, but GIANT, gift of the jeweler’s loupe that opened up worlds to him on the farm and even helps his aging eyes to this very day!! 😉

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