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Greg1959
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I hopped over to Blair, Nebraska this morning and too a few pics....























 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pretty much looks like many of the NE small towns I have been in back when I lived in Leigh NE. I'd love to be able to visit many of the places I lived in but that is not in the cards
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Keep up the narrative, Greg! And the pics. I'm really enjoying your trip. Thanks!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey thanks for the pictures. Those Main Street pics take me down memory lane. In one of the pics the big green house looks like the one my uncle lived in many years ago but I might be wrong on that. Blair has changed so much since the days when my grandparents were alive. The area on HWY 30 between the bridge and town is all built up now and hardly recognizable from the old days. Same way for leaving town going south on 30. Granddad used to get his bacon from a meat locker on the north side of 30 between the road and the tracks on the east side of town. He liked bacon that was cured so strong it would curl your toes. I LOVED his bacon. He also caught carp in the Missouri River in the heat of the summer, took it home and deep fat fried it. I never ate it but I can only imagine how it tasted. Maybe he got his food likings from Denmark. He was a Danish immigrant and Blair is a Danish town. JD mentioned Kelly Ryan. My granddad knew Kelley Ryan, the founder pretty well. I have a sneaking suspicion they tipped a few together back in the day. LOL Drive safe.

The last residence he and grandma lived in used to be the Lutheran Church they attended and where my mother was confirmed. It was a typical wood structured church and when the congregation moved to a new church building grandpa Purchased the old building, cut the walls down to 8 foot, put a new roof on it and made it into a duplex, complete with the shuffleboard markings still in the basement floor.

Thanks for spurring some memories.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

johnlobb- Thanks!

I'll gladly keep it up if it does not annoy anyone? Y'all let me know how you feel about me updating daily, please.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have you ever been to Leigh NE?? I'd love to see if the old Lutheran school is still there and across the street from it was the Parsaninsh (sp) which we live in and then between the school and the Church was the principals house. From there you would drive down a long hill into the main part of the town of 500 when I lived there
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old- No, I have not been to Leigh NE. Sounds like a pretty cool place though.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I lived there back when I was around 10 years old. The guy who lived next door was the owner of the IH dealership so I got to play on a good many of the new tractor he had in his show room. He was also a member of the Lutheran church that my dad was the preach of. I can still remember plying on the 706s and 806s etc. That was also where I learned about eggs farming since one of the members owned an egg farm and they had a couple kid around my age so I got to go over and spend the night a good number of times which also meant I help do the chores which where going around picking up eggs
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old- If I remember right, one time you mentioned that you were on a dial-up connection to get the 'net'. It may not work for you but you can use Google Earth Street View and it's just like you are there driving down your old hometown streets. I use it a lot.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes I am on dial up so any thing Google take a lot of time if I can even get there. Most Google stuff I try I'm lucky if I can even get there
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Does either church look familiar?

First one is Zion Lutheran, second is St. Johns Lutheran according to google maps.


 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Keep it up Greg. Enjoying the ride. Seeing some country I ain t seen for awhile. RB
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I lived in Leigh NE there was only one Lutheran church in Leigh. It was at the top of the hill and had a house between it and the school and school was up hill from the church on the left side of the road as one was going to town. Of the 2 pictures the first one loo to be the one I am talking about. When I lived there behind the church was pretty much an open farm field and to the left and down a small road a little ways was the IH dealer surplus equipment storage area
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Keep up with the updates! I haven't posted much but am really enjoying seeing how it's going!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Hey fixerupper... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for posting. I look forward to reading about your next adventure. You have a bunch of us folks riding with you.

Travel on friend.
 
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