– Clarence Holm
They came in search of independence,
Dream chasers from the east.
On tracts of land, sustained attendance,
A family’s debt would be released.
With hope so high couple’s sought their fame
On the prairie of Dakota.
They broke the sod and made a claim
A quarter section filled their quota.
The first year flew, so much to do,
There spirits would not weaken.
Another year the hardships grew
Their faith became a beacon.
The third year came, a second child was due
Space had become a problem.
More sod was cut to house the crew
The home began to blossom.
At the end of five the claim was proved,
The family had beaten the trial
Their land was theirs, the debt removed
And the effort seemed worthwhile.