By establishing towns along the way.
Though some of these towns are very small
And their days of prosperity are no more,
They take civic pride in their heritage
And stage annual celebrations galore.
Although these annual events may vary,
There is usually an outdoor barbecue,
With tug-of-war and whisker contests,
Bingo and dancing, to name a few.
These several days of celebration
Are attended by folks from far and near.
After a long, cold, confining winter,
Many may imbibe on spirits and beer.
The festivities become more extensive
When a town has a special anniversary.
A grand parade and dignitaries are there
For the likes of a Seventy-fifth Jubilee.
This is a part of Americana
That remains precious to those
Who were born and raised on the prairie-
Whose love for that land ever grows.
© Marian Aboltin (MeriRiter@aol.com)
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