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Grainy Goodness

Grainy Goodness
(posted for the A to Z Challenge)

G is for Grainy

Well, snap – crackle – Pop!

W. K. Kellogg, American dry cereal manufacturer, was born on April 7, 1860. To mark this culinary celebration, today’s poetic post pertains to grains. Well, not exactly, but the tie-in will become clearer below. (Just look at the grainy image!)

Grainy Goodness

Just look at this dashing young lad.
In full Army issues, he’s clad.
He stands, strong and bold,
For orders untold.
And proudly I tag him as Dad.

The image is faded and cracked,
With subject now barely intact.
But values still clear
Remain year to year
And still generations impact.
Artwork:
Old Family Photo
Personal collection – all rights reserved



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12 comments:

  1. gorgeous poem. love the sentiment

    Greetings from a fellow A to Z blogger

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  2. That's a nice tribute to your father.
    You're a day ahead on the Challenge, but that's cool. (We get Sundays off for good behavoir.)

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  3. Great poem!
    So he's partly to blame for the carb overload we have as Americans! (= Haha!

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  4. Nice tribute!
    Was he an equestrian too?

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  5. Stopping by from the A-Z challenge. Love this one!

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  6. As the mother of a U.S. Marine, I found your poem heartwarming.

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  7. Sweet. What a great pic of dear old dad. Love the poem too. This post is heartwarming.

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  8. Nice pic and even nicer poem! :O)

    My “G” post is right here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/genetic-link.html

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  9. I am a proud alum of the W.K. Kellogg Agricultural School, later renamed Delton-Kellogg in Delton, Mich. There are so many things in SW Michigan named for the Kellogg family. They've had a big influence in shaping this country!

    Carb overload has NOTHING to do with the Kellogg family - that issue lies with the person holding the spoon.

    Great tribute by a great writer.

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