Nellie

The poem, “Nellie”, was written by Doris Julia McKenney, daughter of George Ellis (Bob) McKenney, upon the death of her sister, Nellie. Nellie was a poet. Several of her poems can be found on this website under the tag “poetry by Nellie Adelaide Mckenney”. Doris was born January 5 1908 in Genoa, Minnesota. She married […]

Last Hour of March

Nellie Adelaide McKenney was born December 24, 1902 in Pine County, MN, and died January 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. She married John George Haffner October 22, 1921 in Billings, MT. He was born February 22, 1897 in Arad, Hungary, and died February 02, 1975 in Salt Lake City, UT. Nellie was a poet. […]

Minnesota, My Mother

Nellie Adelaide McKenney was born December 24, 1902 in Pine County, MN, and died January 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. She married John George Haffner October 22, 1921 in Billings, MT. He was born February 22, 1897 in Arad, Hungary, and died February 02, 1975 in Salt Lake City, UT. Nellie was a poet. […]

Wild Geese

Poetry by Nellie Adelaide McKenney, 1902-1954, daughter of George Ellis (Bob) McKenney and Rachel Adeline Arnold. Nellie married John Haffner. WILD GEESE Bravely, In streaming lines they fly, Surely strong, and swift against the sky Where March her mist dimmed mantle flings, As they have flown ten thousand springs. Earth bound am I, I cannot […]