i was born and raised in bellevue, and there is literally no empty space between bellevue and omaha, so we were there a lot. i remember the train station museum, the park with the steel slides, the antiquarium book store, henry doorly zoo, the sokol auditorium, when con agra tore down all those buildings to build this park.
one day, my brother and i were riding with our mother to buy some furnishing from someone who lived downtown and she locked her keys in the car. a roving band of punk rockers came up, produced tools, unlocked the car door and left us with the sage advice “remember ma’am, not all teenagers are bad”. then again, some other drunken teenagers stole our car out of our driveway, smashed our christmas presents up and abandoned it on the freeway in west omaha.
there was an arbor day parade with solar cars in that con agra park, and i got lost in downtown omaha on my bike. old memory.
i went back while visiting an ailing grandparent in iowa, but only drove through. couldn’t find saddle creek records!
over 6 years ago