ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
This painting of the iconic Gold Medal Flour signs, which are visible from the Mississippi River, stand as a beacon of sorts for those nearing the town of Minneapolis. One of the major industries in our town has been the manufacturing of flour and flour products. The grain silos upon which the twin signs stand, act as a welcome to the metropolis made famous by one of the main brands of a product known throughout the civilized world. For over a hundred years, it has been part of our city scape.
Firmly she stands on the water’s edge, brilliantly lighting the way,
Beckoning travelers to stop and stay, greeting them day by day,
This sign once stood lightless, but those who knew, restored her again to view,
Proudly displaying the product’s name, it was again made bright and new,
So when you approach the river’s edge, be on the lookout for her,
An icon of past days and future so bright, sweet memories she will stir.