Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nebraska in rhymes - with buffalo pics

This has been circulating again on Facebook, so I'd thought I'd share here. 
It's a rhyme about Nebraska and has some fun information about the great state as well :) 

Buffaloes at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge


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 Nebraska?"

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 state 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 Omaha "home,"
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.

In 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."
(Curt Bright)

Some more buffaloes :)

Did you know all these things about Nebraska? :)
Hope everyone is having an amazing week!


Pilvi said...

My knowledge of Nebraska certainly more than doubled! Perhaps I should look into whether my bright future would indeed lie two states west... ;)

Sugar said...

Oh everyone definitely should give Nebraska a chance, at least in the form of a visit, it might surprise you :)

Adam said...

Hello! The author of the Nebraska poem is actually not "unknown." If you're curious, these rhymes were written by Curt Bright of Lincoln NE. Bright is the founder of children's band, The String Beans, and this poem became what is arguably the band's most notable song, "Right Here In Nebraska." There is also a sequel about famous Nebraskans called "They Come From Nebraska," which you can view here:

Sugar said...

Thank you Adam, I have updated the author credit!