Sunday, June 3, 2012

My Man, My Man

Arthur Price Rasmussen (1912-2001)


My grandfather

me --> Ruth Rasmussen Buchanan --> Arthur Price Rasmussen

My grandmother, Alice, was a wonderful writer and poet.  My cousin, Erik Rasmussen (son of Lawrence Arthur, my mother's brother) found this poem in a box of clippings and photos. 

Who from the trapshoot

Brings home turkey and ham?

Why, Art, My Man, My Man

Who sells the most tractors?

Not John Deere,

But Art - My Man, My Man.

Who sells Purina

By the carload and can?

Why Art, My Man, My Man!

Who meekly says,

Was it your birthday  yesterday  dear?

Not actual grandfather

Why, Art, My Man, My Man.

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