Friends of the Lincoln Library

Memorial Day -Museum of the Forgotten Warriors

I hope Lincoln News Messenger readers take it upon themselves to travel just a few miles north of Lincoln toward Marysville. Before reaching Marysville, the traveler turns east on ...

The magazine - part 2 Beauty the Victorian way

Browsing through the old 1899 magazine, one would have thought that Victorian women had all of our modern appliances and conveniences that free women from hands-on housekeeping cho ...

Tax Time in Lincoln, part one Money, honey

They sat in the corner of one of Lincoln's quiet little restaurants. He'd already finished his taxes and set them off to the side.  He watched h ...

Out of the Classroom, Part 3 The show-and-tell shell

I mentioned the forbidden book incident in this column two weeks ago but there was another incident that I've never forgotten, one that seemed actively dangerous.   ...

Out of the classroom - Part 4 Call me Ishmael

During one brief Moby Dick moment of teaching, I caught a glimpse of two white whales.  In the course of that sighting, I lost all credibility. No, I wasn't on the ...

Book sale successful

Lincolnites and their neighbors once again supported the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library’s quarterly book sale: $1,421 was raised Saturday in the first sale of the year ...

Out of the Classroom, Part One

When you're a teacher, you can count on being rendered speechless once in a while.  My most memorable speechless moment happened when I was teaching third-grade in ...

A big band event

 We were proud to be in the two Lincoln school bands. Mr. Hall was our band leader and most of us had known him since he first started us on our instruments way back in gramm ...

Irish all the way – part 7 "Treasures in the Potato Patch"

Ireland was the last stop for the Celts.   Pushed west, ever west, to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, their culture rose up as if against a seawall instead of slipping ...

Irish all the Way, Part Five: Closing the Celtic circle

Ireland. So lush and green. Small streams tumbling down the hillsides.  Wide rivers filled with salmon.  Craggy peaks sheltering great stags. Great slabs of stone ti ...