Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..December 25th

December 25th…………“AS A TINY TODDLER, DURING YOUR YOUNG DAYS IN MINNESOTA, WAS THERE A CHRISTMAS TREE THAT GRABBED YOUR ATTENTION MORE THAN OTHERS”??

Elliott has a good scream because he missed Christmas of 1953, having popped into the world on January 14th of 1954.

POEM – “My Oh Me, A Metal Christmas Tree” by N. Elliott Noorlun

On my very first Christmas, I was ready to soar,

Having “popped out” back in 1954.

I could toddle n crawl, With a giggle n coo,

While Mom held my hand, As family waved a “YooHoo”!!

Elliott was a “swinger”, during Christmas of 1954, when he was allowed a ride in his cousin’s baby swing.

So along came Christmas of ’54,

I’m awake and aware, And yearning for more,

Fun as I posed, In my cousin’s baby swing,

I really enjoyed this new Christmas “thing”!!

Christmas 1954 finds Elliott’s sister, Rosemary, and big brother, Lowell, cherishing the joys of gifts they received while at our uncle’s home in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Big sister and brother, Smiled on each other,

As each gift was sweetly revealed.

Just then, though, I saw, Uncle Del’s “magic tree”,

And inside, I just could’ve squealed!!

Tiny Elliott was captured with a sense of awe as that silver tree changed and glowed with four separate colors as the motorized light wheel went round and round.

My, oh me!!!, A metal Christmas tree!!!,

Aluminum glory to behold!!

And plugged in beneath, Was a four-colored wheel,

That a light shown through, So bold!!

Around the wheel turned, As bright light within burned,

From red, to green, to blue.

And as gold came around, I uttered no sound,

I became “lost” in each grand Christmas hue!!

Elliott, sitting on his grandfather’s lap, looks like a little “Santa” dressed up in his red jacket.

Over the years, The Christmas tree cheers,

Came in styles big and small for the times.

But family together, In wintery weather,

Made Christmas the best of all climes!!! 😉

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