by Evan Huwa
"I was lucky enough to have grown up on a dairy farm right on the stateline between Colorado and Nebraska, just under the panhandle. I could literally throw a stone from my front doorstep and have it land in Nebraska. Though I grew up on the Colorado side, Nebraska holds a very special place in my heart. My family had farm ground in Nebraska so many of my formative years were spent baling hay, setting water, and cutting corn with my dad.
The state slogan is on the Nebraska welcome sign as you cross the border. So naturally I decided to spotlight the saying in my luggage tag. I saw that sign everyday, so the saying is ingrained in my mind. Fun fact: the saying was developed in the 70’s by an ad agency in Omaha. It still stands today.
My wife is also from this great state, Lincoln to be exact. We got married in beautiful Nebraska City, home of Arbor Day for those that keep track of that kind of stuff. So its safe to say that I will always love this state!”