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Moving Monday AND You Might Be From Nebraska If …

Well, I think that my website move is under way.  Sorry to do another post on this topic, but this process was more complicated then I thought it would be.  Picking a webhost just might be harder than picking out new paint or furniture!  Anyway, the only reason I am telling you this is because I will not be able to write again on here until the transfer is complete in 24-72 hours.  (That’s a LONG labor!)  Hopefully I will be up in time to do my give away tomorrow!  If not, I will be back as soon as possible!

For now, ponder calming effect of this picture … Don’t you want to just go to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center with a picnic basket and a good book or two?  I do.  But as my kids are about to wake up, I am thinking this will not be happening!

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Lake

My husband was teasing me that the picture that I used last night of the Nebraska dirt road seemed to say “Dead End.”  That was not what I was exactly going for when discussing the move of my blog to a new ip address. 🙂  Peace and tranquility is more of the image I was hoping would appear!

Since all of this computer stuff has stressed me out a bit.  I was definitely in need of a laugh.  Someone posted this on the internet from an e-mail that was circulating awhile ago.  Normally I would just link you to the page, but I am not sure that I trust that site.  So, instead I am going to copy and paste.  Hope you enjoy the list!

YOU MIGHT BE FROM NEBRASKA IF …

1) You’ve never met any celebrities.

2) Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

3) “Vacation” means driving to the Henry Doorly Zoo or going to the State Fair.

4) You’ve seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.

5) You measure distance in minutes.

6) Down south to you means Kansas.

7) You know several people who have hit a deer.

8) You have no problem spelling or pronouncing “Kearney” and “Beatrice”.

9) You know the answer to the question, “Is this Heaven?”

10) Your school classes were canceled because of cold.

11) Your school classes were canceled because of heat.

12) You know what Huskers are.

13) You’ve ridden the school bus for an hour each way.

14) You’ve ever had to switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.

15) You think ethanol makes your truck “run a lot better.”

16) You know what “knee-high by the Fourth of July” refers too.

17) Stores don’t have bags, they have sacks.

18) You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.

19) You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: “Where’s my coat at?” or “If you go to the mall I wanna go with.”

20) You can locate Nebraska on the United States map.

21) Detassling was your first job.

22) Your idea of a really great Burger is when the meat is twice as big as the bun and accompanied only by ketchup and a dill pickle slice.

23) You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

24) You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, casserole, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.

25) When asked how your trip was to any foreign, exotic place, you say, “It was different.”

26) You carry jumper cables in your car.

27) You drink “pop.”

28) You know what the numbers I-80, 275 and 2 mean.

29) You know what “cow tipping” is.

30) You know what a “Runza” is.

 

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Nebraska Passport: Tours Across Nebraska

I must admit I am a rather big Jeopardy fan.   Not very many shows have made my “follow” list, but that is one that I have watched almost daily for years.  One category that they feature is “Common Bonds.”  As for the pictures that I featured on yesterday’s “Wordless Wednesday,” they all had one thing in common: they are all 2014 “Nebraska Passport” stops.  Many of them I have covered on my blog already.  Several are yet to be shown, so for those I plan to keep you guessing.

Can’t Get Enough Tour

1) ?

2) Morrill Hall on Odyssey Through Nebraska

Morrill Hall Z

Forks in the Road Tour

Homestead Brand

3) High Plains Homestead (Home of the Drifter Cookshack and Bunkhouse) on Odyssey Through Nebraska

Hit the Snooze Tour

4) ?

Nebraska Homegrown Tour

Prairie Gounds interior

5) Prairie Grounds Cafe and Gifts on Odyssey Through Nebraska

How We Move Tour

Carhenge

6) Carhenge on Odyssey through Nebraska

7) ?

8) ?

Patchwork Passion

Quilts 5 purposes arch

9) International Quilt Study Center & Museum on Odyssey Through Nebraska

Rare Finds

Unfortunately I have not been to any of these places recently.  My grandparents lived in Laurel, so I did grow up walking into their downtown.  I am pretty sure that I have been to the Apothecary, but I think that it has drastically changed since then.  Hopefully someday I will make it back!

Sips and Suds Tour

Not sure that we will make too many of these places since we do more of the family tour.  But hey, Nebraska Passport has at least one place that will appeal to everyone! 🙂

Stars and Stripes Tour

10) ?

11) ?

SAS copter and plane

12) Strategic Air & Space Museum on Odyssey Through Nebraska

(By the end of the Nebraska Passport 2014 season, which happens to be the end of September, every one of the ? mark places will be featured on this blog!  I also will be featuring several of the places from Lincoln’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” program as well!)

Have you picked up your copy of the 2014 Nebraska Passport yet? This year they have even added a downloadable app, so you can keep track of your places that way.  Achieving prizes for the Nebraska Passport is a bit challenging.  Since the ones I would really want are for 40 stamps and above, I am pretty sure that we will not be getting any.  But, we will be enjoying the stops on the way.  Some familiar and some that are new.  All places to make memories as we travel across the nice state of Nebraska.

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Cars in Nebraska: Going on a Wild Ride with Nebraska Stories

Tomorrow night is the premiere of the next edition of Nebraska Stories.  The topic may almost be more suited to Father’s Day as both segments are on special car events in Nebraska.  But as a mom of 3 boys (and a girl who will play that with her brothers) and the fact that I am definitely married to a car guy, I am looking forward to watching the event myself.  One of the last editions of “Nebraska Stories” featured a quick excerpt about the large Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction that took place last summer.  My family was hoping to see more details, so I am glad that they are showing more.  Also on this episode is a story about a father-son car restoration project over many decades that won a prestigious award.  As my husband has spent many an hour working on cars with his Dad, I know that this story will be a meaningful one to see.

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A Chevrolet being put to good use in a Nebraska field!

 

Here are the official promo from NET (including a link to a clip) …

Nebraska Stories: Wild Ride

A special “Nebraska Stories,” airing takes viewers on a ride to the wild side as the NET Television series features two Nebraska car stories that garnered national attention:

  • Lambrect Chevrolet Auction: Last year’s Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction in Pierce, Neb., attracted people from all 50 states and 25 countries to bid on 500 vintage cars, including several with less than 20 miles on the odometer. While some came to buy the cars, many wanted simply to be part of a unique experience in automotive history.
  • Detroit Autorama Ridler Award: Then in Bennington, Neb., the fifty-year father-son project of Gordon and Ron Cizek won the Detroit Autorama Ridler Award at the nation’s leading indoor custom car show in 2013. Their 1940 Ford coupe was customized by Andy Leach, an up-and-coming fabricator whose work on the “Checkered Past” was as much about art as it was about muscle.
  • A Preview Clip is available here:  http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/television/nebraska-stories-wild-ride-506-sunday-may-11th-9pm-ct-promo
  • Air Times & Stations:

o   NET-1: Sunday, May 11, at 9 p.m. CT, and repeating Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. CT

o   NET2 World:  Monday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. CT; Saturday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. CT; Sunday, May 18, at 5 p.m. CT; and Wednesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. CT

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Friday Flashback: Displaying Nebraskans in World War Two: Exhibit Closing Soon at the Nebraska History Museum

Writing about Nebraska’s part in World War 2 has been a part of upcoming blog post plans.  But I had to accelerate the timing due to the fact that I found out the Nebraska History Museum is closing this formerly permanent exhibit.

photo of World War II living room exhibit

Photo taken directly from Nebraska History site

Now they have their reasons, and they are pretty good ones.  Due to increased funding, they are doing some restructuring. Here is the official announcement that I received in an e-mail from the Nebraska State Historical Society.  (No, I did not receive special notice – I am simply a part of their e-mail list! 🙂

“What Did You Do in the War? Nebraska in World War II” will close to the public on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Artifacts in the Nebraska History Museum exhibit in Lincoln will be stored away and exhibit components disassembled as the museum prepares for a major infrastructure renovation funded by the Nebraska Legislature. The museum at 131 Centennial Mall North ( 15th & P Streets) in Lincoln is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:30 p.m.  Closed state holidays. Admission is free.

 A variety of resources about Nebraska in World War II is available on the Nebraska State Historical Society website, including articles from Nebraska History Magazine, veterans’ stories, photographs, a newspaper aimed at 4th-graders, a teacher’s guide, and more. Visit www.nebraskahistory.org and type World War II into the search box.  

 For more information call 402-471-4782 or visit www.nebraskahistory.org

We actually used many of the Nebraska State Historical Society’s resources to have our own “Living out World War 2 in Nebraska” day last spring.  In an upcoming post, I will share what our family did to learn more about those who lived here during the mid-century war.  For now, I simply wanted to encourage you to check out this great World War 2 exhibit.  This area has been a favorite one for my kids to explore every time we visit.   Hopefully we will make it back one last time before the display is gone.

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Wordless Wednesday: Where Were We (in Nebraska)?

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