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From:
       "Mary Ellen Elkins" <[log in to unmask]>

Fri 6:05 PM

Dear Tom,

Where ARE you?

When I lived in Chadron, Nebraska, -- the most arid part of the state -- I
had to drive to Rapid City, South Dakota to take a flight out of the region
to anywhere.  Flying south over the landscape of northwest Nebraska, south
of the Pine Ridge, toward Denver,  the dusky grey view of sunrise obscured
division of land and sky, and was studded with diamonds of reflected amber,
pink and gold light from the small but ubiquitous 'depressions' of water.
These diamonds seemed connected in strings of necklaces that littered the
sky:  it was an infinite world of floating, sparkling glories, and quite
took my breath away.

These small farm ponds have been a central symbol in my paintings, and their
beauty never wanes in memory.

Mary Ellen Elkins -- Peru, Nebraska

----- Original Message -----
From: "Norman Holland" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: The 1000 mark; Is there a Nebraska?


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> Thu 7:07 PM
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> You bet, there's a Nebraska, Virginia.  If you look at a three dimensional
> map, it's pretty obvious that, in the early history of the formation of
this
> continent, the other states bullied Nebraska mercilessly and took
everything
> interesting out of it.  Oh, sure, there are certain isolated pockets where
> gently rolling hills give a car's shock absorbers a squeeze or two, but
not
> even rain can find a depression to collect long enough to be called a
pond.
> Only the people are depressed.  We have to build our own lakes out of
unused
> farmland.  Sunbathers lying on plowed furrows of sod feel like they're
baking
> on a waffle iron.
>
> Tom the Husker
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