For those of you who think Nebraska is a nowhere place.....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by muttmeister, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    NEBRASKA POEM !!!!!!!!!

    Smack in the middle of our great nation

    Is a state that requires some explanation.

    To east and west coasters who'll come right out and ask ya,

    'Is there anything of interest in the State of

    It' s true we don't have mountains all decked out in snow,

    But we do have the world's biggest live chicken show.

    We're the makers of Spam. We invented Kool-Aid,

    And this is where the first Reuben sandwich was made.

    Our insect, the Honeybee. Our bird, the Meadowlark.

    The strobe light, our creation, works best in the dark.

    Governmentally speaking, we're a freak of nature.

    Since we have the only one-house legislature.

    On Arbor Day, when you plant a tree,

    Remember that it started in
    Nebraska City

    We were once called a desert, but that name didn't take,

    Since we have the country's largest underground lake.

    We have the world's largest forest planted by hand,

    And more miles of rivers than any state in the land.

    The College World Series calls

    And yes, this is where the buffalo used to roam.

    We were the first state in the nation to finish our Interstate section,

    And the first to run two women in the gubernatorial election.

    We invented
    9-1-1 emergency communication,

    And we're the number one producer of center pivot irrigation.

    Our woolly mammoth fossil is the largest ever found,

    And our monumental 'Carhenge' is certain to abound.

    We have several museums that could be called odd,

    Dedicated to Chevy's, fur trading, roller skates and sod.

    Blue Hill, Nebraska
    , no woman wearing a hat,

    Can eat onions in public. Imagine that!

    We built the largest porch swing and indoor rain forest,

    And anyone who visits is sure to adore us.

    So pack up the kiddies, the pets and the wife,

    And see why
    Nebraska is called 'THE GOOD LIFE.'

    Oh, it doesn't even once mention Husker football???


    That the yellow color of the school bus originated in Franklin, Ne.
  2. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    Well, my deceased Mother-in-law, a native Nebraskan (?) would have LOVED it! She was forced to move to Calfornia in the 60s and never got over it. Every place PALED to Nebraska.

    husband was born in Omaha.

    His was the first family in Omaha to have a swimming pool built in their back yard.

    It even made the
  3. Star*

    Star* call 911

    CARHENGE TOTALLY ROCKS - (I had to google it) but LOL'd when I saw excatly what it was.

    REally? THe largest underground lake?

    I went to the one in Sweetwater TN......THe lost was so cool.

    Back to google to check out that NE lake.

    THanks mutt - this was cool !
  4. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    The underground lake they're referring to is the Ogalala Aquifer: source of groundwater for the whole middle of the U.S.