Monthly Archives: October 2012

Origin of the family

Here lie my great-grandparents Jan and Marie, born in Bohemia, who married and homesteaded in Nebraska’s Colfax County. The land that they tilled and made their own is just across  from this crossroads cemetery. The inscriptions — he died in … Continue reading

The home of Czech Days …

My tather’s hometown of Clarkson, Nebraska, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its annual Czech Days festival this summer. How well I remember attending the street festivals, with lots of polka and “oom-pah” music. My aunt and other women made wonderful … Continue reading