Sunday, March 4, 2012

Norman County East Elementary, Gary, MN

Thursday night was our last night staying with our friends at Crookston, but on the way home Friday morning, we were scheduled to visit Norman County East at Gary, MN. We met Principal Krogstad, who opened up the room where we could do all three shows.
We also had time to visit with Mrs. Strum the school librarian, who expressed her enthusiasm for our visit.
Shortly after we arrived, we met the SPFFA members (pictured below) who arranged our visit to Gary.

From left to right are Brock Nelson, me, Dylan Sather, and Gabel Hoseth.

K-2 students were the first group of the day and they seemed to have fun with my Farm Heritage Program, which included my story f I Were a Farmer: Nancy's Adventure.
Below, the K-2 students enjoy waving to Nancy as she takes their photo.
And some hang around after the program to tell me a few stories (below).

 The next session was filled with fifth and sixth grade students (above and below)
 who listened and asked good questions after the program.

 The fourth grade group (above and below) was the smallest in number, but they did not lack in enthusiasm. The asked lots of questions and shared some good stories.

After the last program, the FFA members took time to eat lunch with us at the local cafe in Gary. Like many towns in rural areas, Gary's population has decreased as the size of the farms has increased.
The cafe served good food and we were able to visit with the students a little longer.

 Part of the Gary Cafe is an historic building that used to be a creamery.
Stop in. The food is good, prices are good, and the people are friendly.

Nancy and I wish to thank all the teachers who gave their class time with their students so we could do our Farm Heritage Programs. We thank Mr. Krogstad for approving our visit, librarian Mrs. Strum for taking the time to visit and the members of the Gary SPFFA for arranging our visit and taking the time to visit with us over lunch. 

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson


  1. Thank You Gordon for coming in to our class. We really enjoyed talking about farm life in the past. It was a lot of fun.
    First Grade class Norman County East.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I enjoyed listening to your stories and answering your questions. It was a fun day for Nancy and me.