Ribbon Town

August 2, 2012


My last home visit tonight was in the tiny town of Dwight, about 15 miles from here. I had never been there before, and after visiting with Tristan and his family, I had to drive around. It just felt so peaceful. Every tiny town in Nebraska has to have a tiny little ‘Main Street’, and this one did – including the obligatory bar/restaurant:

Ha! Very punny.

Holy cow! I was in Czech queen territory! AND they had just had their town’s quasquicentenial (I’m not going to try and spell it right) since it seems every little town in Nebraska is having theirs. They decorated the buildings with gorgeous ribbon-like patterns all over! I was practically swooning as I took photos (standing outside my still-running truck that was parked in the middle of the street, because that’s how little Dwight is. There were no other cars – just me).

Gah!! I love it!


This place needs some investigating:

What does it mean?

There were signs up proclaiming their 125th birthday celebration, which was last weekend, dang it. Dwight has a HUGE Catholic church, and they hosted a meal for over a thousand visitors, according to Tristan’ mom. Maybe she said 10,000. I forget – I was pretty tired.

I kept seeing 'vitamin'.

How little is Dwight? They still have a pay phone.

At least it's push-button, not rotary.

I love this town.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Ribbon Town”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    What a cute, quaint, decorated little town! Did you happen to see the Sheriff & his Deputy putzing around?

    And I think any place celebrating a quasquicentenial should have balloons too! A quasquicentalloon right int he middle of town.


  2. Brad Said on:

    That pay phone is how you get in and out of the Matrix.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    In a couple of pictures, I see wooden rails. Do people still tie up their horses when they ride into town?


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