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Midwest History
Nebraska History
Webster County History
Red Cloud History
Farm Life History
The Family Beginnings
First Fall/Winter
First Escape
First Car
First Home
First Chores
First Moving Vehicle Wipeout
Big Boy Chores
Visiting Grandpa and Grandma Hager
Visiting Grandpa and Grandma Hesman
The Funeral
The Big Dare
We Survived the Winter of 1948-1949
The Landscape
The Property
Settling In
Jimmie Explores
Jimmie is Left Hanging
Jimmie Goes to the Hospital
Jimmie Goes to Church
The One-Room Schoolhouse
Before School Buses
Bicycles with Icicles
School Time
Recess Games
Chores at School
The Burn-barrel Chore
District 26 Christmas Pageant
Parting Thoughts
Spring Planting
Making Hay
Horsing Around
A Sticky Situation
The Storm Cellar
Chicken Tending
Hanging Out Around Main Street
Hanging Out at the Pool Hall
The Ice House
Remembering Others
The Bulldozer
The Gift
The City
The Gnat
The Carnivals
The Chores Increase for a Farm Boy
Gathering Cobs
Taming Weeds
Mixing Ensilage
Milking Cows
Milk Processing
Meat Processing
Farm Style Eating
Castrating Calves
Maintaining The Water Source
The Rural Electrification Project
Alligators Under My Bed
Bicycle Maintenance
The Horses
The Hunt
The Sled
The Dam
Driving Lessons
The End of the Farm
New School
New Routines
Another New House
New Jobs
A New Paper Route
A New Car
A New Vaccine
Best of Friends
A New School Year
New Technology
New Travels
A New Phobia
New Car Envy
New Sights to See
A New Way of Fishing
A New Grade in School
A New Job
New Changes for Ken
A New Time for Mother and Son
Giant Combines
A New Extravaganza in Town
The “New” Mower
New Creatures
A New Best Friend
Scout Troop 100
Barb Meets a Boy
Football in Nebraska
Road Trip to Arizona
Summer Break
The Space Race Begins
Another New Job
A Public Declaration
Summer Work for Mr. Jones
Working at the State Theater
The Move Across the Street
J.C. Penney Stock Boy
The Willa Cather Foundation Moves In
An English Essay Revisited
Spring and Summer in Red Cloud
Sophomore Stories
Escaping Boredom
Kansas Beer Runs
Four-Wheel Embarrassment
Spring Break Trip and the U-2 Spy Plane
The House Painter
Upper Class Style
The Last Hurrahs of the Last Summer
Fire in Red Cloud!
A New Dream Car
Senior Year Changes
Working on a Road Crew
Graduation Day
Go West Young Man!
Westward Ho!
The Crater Lake Adventure
The Ocean
Fate
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Alligators Under My Bed and Other Nebraska Tales

Alligators Under My Bed and Other Nebraska Tales

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"Alligators Under My Bed and Other Nebraska Tales: is the true story of growing up in mid-20th century rural Nebraska. Jim Hager weaves humorous, evocative, and educational stories from his childhood for generations of modern city folk, school children, and others like him who lived to tell their tales. Filled with dangerous, mischievous boyhood escapades and life-changing events, Hager shares the experiences that helped him grow into a man. And, no matter where he goes, he always watches out for the alligators hiding under his bed.
"Alligators Under My Bed and Other Nebraska Tales: is the true story of growing up in mid-20th century rural Nebraska. Jim Hager weaves humorous, evocative, and educational stories from his childhood for generations of modern city folk, school children, and others like him who lived to tell their tales. Filled with dangerous, mischievous boyhood escapades and life-changing events, Hager shares the experiences that helped him grow into a man. And, no matter where he goes, he always watches out for the alligators hiding under his bed.

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