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To the editor:

Lincoln, my Lincoln… For me to come home after all these years was very strange… to see all the changes, some good, some bad.

To see an empty square was not good. Where did all the jobs go? Growing up, the square was the place to go, meet and hang out at.

The lakes was a great place to go too. I was bummed to see the lakes all shut down. Too bad the Scouts were not given a chance to do something with the lakes.

Even though I came to see old friends, family, I was hoping that my wife and kids would like what they saw, and they did. My wife, a desert rat, loved the scenery that Lincoln had to offer. My boys loved the parks and creeks they got to play at, fish and swim at.

It was good to see Lincoln still has the Dairy Bar -- still the best ice cream around.

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Due to the rain on the Fourth, I was not able to show my kids a real fireworks display. In Tucson we have to sit for four hours in 100-degree weather for a half-hour of not-so-hot fireworks display (too much dry plants, from lack of rain). Hopefully Lincoln will have more rain to end the long drought.

A big thanks to the high school soccer coach for letting little Jann join in his practice. He loved going up against the older kids.

I hope the city of Lincoln gets back to what it used to be -- a great place to live, grow up and work. Hopefully it won't be another 20-plus years to see Lincoln, let alone the great (I hope) changes that Lincoln will go through. Until then, have a great time.

Jann Allen ("Bossman") Nash

(Posted July 13, 2005)

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