This is one of my favorite photos of Andy’s late brother, Dougy. He oftentimes folded an ear over like this when he cleaned his face after kitty food time. I found Dougy to be a comedic kitty!
In August of 2019, my friend Larry was sitting on his porch in a suburb of Cleveland when a Google Earth car passed by and photographed him. He doesn’t recall seeing the car.
…and here is where it began! This is a photo of Andy (and me) the day I picked the little darling up. Dougy came around a few days later.
This is a photo every Nebraska school child remembers from Nebraska history class. It is from the state historical society, History Nebraska’s Solomon Butcher collection. Of course, the cow isn’t on the roof of the soddie (a home made of sod cut from the prairie), it is on the side of a sandhill. (The soddie’s roof is flat.) The Nebraska Sandhills proved to be better ranch country than farming as disturbing the soil lead to destabilizing the dunes, which then blew away creating deep depressions called blowouts. Many a Nebraska child remembers playing in these blowouts, where the cool sand filled every crevasse and, especially, one’s shoes!
As the saying notes, “Life is good! Cats make it better!”
In an election, the people of Alliance voted to change the county seat from Hemingford to Alliance. That necessitated moving the courthouse, which was done by train in 1899.