These cartoons depict some of the events I remember from when I was growing up on a Nebraska farm in the 1950s. For some reason these mostly unremarkable events have stayed with me over the years and I want to commit them to paper (digitally speaking) before they slip away. I think these stories are mostly accurate. At this point in my life, however, I suspect that I am often remembering memories of memories. But isn't that how we all remember the past?

My cartoons cover the years 1950-56, but not in chronological order. They are displayed left to right, top to bottom, the order in which they were drawn.

The setting is south-central Nebraska, Webster County in particular. The one-room school I refer to, Batin School, was on highway 281, between the small towns of Blue Hill and Red Cloud.

Alan Rose