From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Raleigh Emry's Bunkhouse

Life in The Nebraska Sandhills...



If you have connections to Ainsworth, Nebraska, or wish you did, or if you are interested in family history, this site may interest you. Although I live near Austin, Texas, my roots are in north-central Nebraska, a place the natives fondly call the Middle of Nowhere. I keep in touch with the people of similar roots by means of a free e-mail newsletter that I publish 3 days a week. If you would like to join our 'neighborhood', click here to e-mail me: REmry1@austin.rr.com .


With these words, Raleigh Emry's Bunkhouse introduces itself. I have signed up for the newsletter since I definitely have an interest in north-central Nebraska. I was born in the Ainsworth hospital, have relatives buried in Ainsworth cemeteries, and still have many cousins living in the Ainsworth area.

The Story Writing 101 section of Mr. Emry's site contains archives of anecdotes that his newsletter subscribers have contributed. The list of topics includes: "The Watermelon Chronicles," "Horse Feathers!", "Bicycle Debacles", "Car-nage!", "Barnyard Games" and more.

Mr. Emry has recently written a book titled Good Times in The Badlands, which relates his experiences as an assistant to paleontologist (and Ainsworth native) Morris Skinner, of the American Museum of Natural History.

My hat is off to Mr. Emry for his creative, productive use of the internet.


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6 comments:

Trixie said...

That sounds like the perfect newsletter for you. That is serendipity! And it's a great idea for any community.

Raleigh said...

Hi Geneivieve,

I stopped by Prairie Bluestem and saw your post regarding my stuff. Thanks!

I intended to mention Prairie
Bluestem in News and Views and it has slipped my mind. I'll see if I can remember it this upcoming week.

Cheers!

Raleigh

Raleigh said...

Hi again Genevieve,

Sorry about making a mess of your name in my last comment.

Cheers!

Raleigh

Genevieve said...

Thanks for stopping by, Raleigh. I've been enjoying your newsletter. I notice that many of the folks who contribute to the newsletter seem to have a conservative mindset quite similar to my own. I find that amusing, but pleasant. :)

Raleigh said...

Hi again,

I finally got around to mentioning Prairie Bluestem in my newsletter this morning. I'm sorry that I took so long. My memory is fantastic but it sure is short.

Cheers!

Raleigh

Genevieve said...

Thanks for your very kind words about Prairie Bluestem in the newsletter!

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