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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

"Movin' Right Along Dugga-dum, dugga-dum"

Quick! Who knows what movie that's from?

There have been a few years in our family's life where we joked that we needed to post Genesis 12:1 in our home.

"Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;"

During those years we seemed to move every 12 months or so, and several friends and family members lost track of our current address and phone number. Indeed, our frequent moves were, in large part, the reason for starting this blog. We wanted a place where family and friends we know around the world would be able to find us.

After three and a half wonderful years in our fair city, the Lord is moving us again. M. has accepted a job as Plant Manager for a company in a teeny town (pop. 3,600....gulp) in Nebraska. I am a little bit nervous about this move, but every time the Lord has moved us in the past it has been toward something better. We have no doubts that He will do the same here.

We are also a little excited about the move (happening in June- fingers crossed), but are saddened about leaving our friends and our church home here. Even though we joked about moving to Kansas 4 years ago, we are so very, very thankful that God brought us here.

We took a trip up to visit this little town a couple of weeks ago. It's a cute little town, once you leave the highway. During our trip we heard that there's a plan to have the highway run around the outskirts of town, instead of straight down the middle, as it does now. I'm looking forward to that, though I doubt the merchants along that stretch are.

So, here are some photos of the area we're moving. If you're curious as to the exact location, and I know who you are, I'll be happy to tell you if you e-mail me. But it won't be posted here. :)

Cows. There are lots of cows here. I think. We didn't really see any, but we could sure smell them! The locals told us that they usually don't notice the cow smell, but there was something about the wind..... Brogan wants to be a farmer when he grows up, though, so there'll be plenty of opportunity for him to learn.

There are trees and woods. It's not all flat.

Here's a picture from an area website. It's one of the churches in town. There are a couple of beautiful churches that we saw. It's a very religiously ethnic area. Does that make sense? Is there a term for this? Lots of Catholics and Lutherans there, as in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

More cows. They were cute.

Here's the picture of downtown from the town website.

I think that half of the town's population was called to come downtown for that photo, because when we were there it looked like this:

People were very friendly, and the downtown area was clean and well-kept. I loved the brick streets!

This is a view of downtown to the east, now. Do you see the store windows in the big building to the left? We wondered what sort of merchandise they sold, and got the biggest kick out of the advertising in the windows.

Here's a close-up:

I love a store that meets all my needs! Yes sir! That's one-stop shopping for you!


At 8:21 AM , Blogger Scott said...

"The Muppet Movie"; but how could you leave out "Footloose and Fancy-Free" ("Bear left." "Frog right.")

Blessings on your move and life in Nebraska. It's not a bad place. Tracy & I went to college in Seward, which is about 2x the size of where you're going and 25 miles from Lincoln. It's been awhile since I've driven around the state, but the pictures look like about a dozen towns I've driven through. Is it a two-word town name, that "rhymes" with our nation's capital?


At 1:32 AM , Blogger Darin said...

Now...does this mean you WILL be able to make it to the 20-year reunion in Boise or no?

At 5:34 PM , Blogger Meliss said...

I hope it has a good library with speedy interlibrary loan!

I grew up in a town with brick streets. It is fun to drive on them. :)

...maybe you could decorate your guns. ;-)

At 11:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't think I would like it there until I saw that last store! Wow, do they need a church?

At 3:20 PM , Blogger PB&K said...

One of the greatest things about living in nebraska is that it's sooo easy to describe what part of the state you live in: stick all of your fingers out as if to flatten your hand or wave. Pull your pinky and ring finger in, and walla, you have the great state of nebraska outlined by your cripple-looking hand.

You probably already knew this, though


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