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Lincoln was our town and we all belonged

Our little town of Lincoln was a good place to live. You could be a little different and still fit in. In fact, we were all a little different and we all fit in. Because Lincoln ...

Digging in the dumps yields plenty of treasure

The old Lincoln Dump just east of town has recently been in the news. Until lately, the last big news item that I remember about the old dump was when somebody was murdered ou ...

Part Two: Telephone operator or librarian?

In spite of the allure of the date stamp, the stereoscope and the apparent ease of loaning out library books to all my parent’s friends, I was still temped to become a tel ...

More on World War II

During World War II, Lincoln was impacted in a myriad of ways. No. Myriad is too pretty a word. Those years could only be described by a dozen contrasting terms. The war was way ...

War, through a child's eye

The Carnegie’s eyes are wide open. Did they ever shed a tear? On April 18, 1942, my mother, Freda Dillian Fleming, wrote in her notebook: “Doo ...

The book in the shed - growing up in Lincoln

My mother’s family notebook had a section in the back that was several pages long. In that section, one of my favorites, she jotted down everything needed for our yearly deer ...

Souvenirs and history in Lincoln

Our shed across the alley from the Carnegie Library had quietly accumulated more than a century of odds and ends from the Fleming and Dillian families. We arrived in town in the 1 ...

Carnegie and the book in the shed

This is a Carnegie Library series. Note: Lincoln’s Carnegie Library is currently closed, due to budget cuts in the city of Lincoln’s General Fund.    The Ca ...

The Carnegie playground

  This is a Carnegie Library series. Note: Lincoln’s Carnegie Library is currently closed, due to budget cuts in the city of Lincoln’s General Fund. The neighbor ...

The Carnegie watched over the Neighborhood Kids

  This is a series on the Carnegie Library. Note: Lincoln’s Carnegie Library is currently closed, due to budget cuts in the city of Lincoln’s General Fund. The C ...