Juan Sherpa, greetings from a fellow Nebraskan. You are a good storyteller and you have had a grand story to tell. I started this tale while I was laid up and have enjoyed it the whole way through. Looking forward to the next part of the journey.
As fifthcircle told you much earlier, Bassett Ne is not that far from Bloomfield Ne and you would be welcomed at his soirée, fifth fest at Labor Day.