Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nebraska the Good Life....

If things continue to go well for me, starting the first Tuesday in January of 2012, I will be presenting a book club in relationship to the North Platte Canteen.  The book, Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene will the selection.  Because of the great service the women of North Platte, Nebraska displayed to people whom they had never met before, and whom they most likely would not see again, our book club is going to do something special this time.

Because I feel its important to give back to your community in any way you can, we will be making quilts that are inspired from the World War II era.  Those quilts will be then finished and donated in the area to local shelters for immediate need in the area. 

If you are interested in learning more about the North Platte Canteen or would like more information about the upcoming book club and community service project, please a comment and I will respond when I can.  I have a new e-mail address so those of you with my old address, please leave a comment as well and I will get in touch with you with my new e-mail address.


  1. What a neat thing to do. I really think this book should be the choice for Nebraska's One Book. We used it at the Orchard library for our One Town, One Book selection one year and did a WW II display for the annual Orchard Days. People enjoyed reading the book, and the discussion went well, but the display was kind of a bust, as are so many things here at the library, but we had fun with it.

  2. hey jay i dont have your new email address . there is a woman in scottsbluff that is intrested
    in your new class could you please send me your email and how she can contact you about your class

    love mom

  3. What a great book. I have a signed copy from Bob, when he presented at the Omaha Press Club. Three elderly women who worked the NP Canteen were there; I sat and talked with one. Great idea! I'm definitely interested. The Canteen was an inspiration to my father, and he made sure we all toured the Lincoln County Museum in NP to see the reconstruction, etc.

  4. Hey Jay, what's this about a new addy? And you didn't tell your 2nd Mom? So good to see you updating your site and doing what you love!

  5. goggle didn't let me sign in, so that last comment was from ... Julia