A House in Nebraska

Laurie invites viewers her to living room.



take in thing (2) neighborhood
trip (2) particular all the time
remind that way where I’ve been
future instrument around the world
soul kindred what it’s all about
both destined shelter (2)
storm horrible feel/felt/felt
stray welcome find/found/found
fan (2) beat up what’s the matter
piece way (2) keep them out (2)
bang come over I don’t care
add scratch buy/bought/bought
ago get back get back to work
fill antique kindred soul
brave pipe (2) living room
use memory it’s the fun that matters
pick up I’d love to stop by/drop by
call (2) right now it doesn’t matter
peace couple (2)








Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; named after President Abraham, Lincoln, 16th President of the USA

Hi there; welcome to Lincoln Nebraska.

My name is Laurie, please come in.

This is my house, it was built in 1922, and it is part of the historic neighborhood of Lincoln, Nebraska.

A Souvenir from Korea


My favorite thing in this house is my passport, and I keep all of my passports out all of the time. And this one is my particular favorite one because it shows my brother and I when we were little. It was our first passport for our first European trip.

So I keep these out because it reminds me of where I’ve been, and it reminds me of where I want to go in the future, which is to continue to travel around the world, and to bring people to my home from around the world, and to show what Nebraska is all about.

Jeff the Cat

This is Jeff the cat. And he is my kindred soul because we both found shelter in the same people’s house during horrible, horrible storms.

So I felt was destined to take this little stray in; we’ve had him for about a year. We like to call him Jeffery Jeffery McJeffery’s of Jeffery’s.


I’m a big fan of things that are old, beat up, and scratched.

That way if people are over and bang them up and scratch them, I don’t care, it just adds to the history of it.

And so I bought this piece a couple of years ago at a little antique store, and I filled it in with different things that have memories for me.

I have a Moroccan pipe that we picked up a couple years ago that we’re not brave enough to use.

Six Guitars

I’m not very good . . . But it’s the fun that matters.

Thanks for visiting me in my living room. If you’re ever anywhere in Lincoln, Nebraska, please stop by, bring a musical instrument I’d love to play with you.

But right now I’ve got to get back to work, so thanks for coming.

Bye bye!

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Does Laurie live in a new, modern house; or an old, traditional-style house?

Story, Level, Floor. “My favorite thing in this house is my passport, and I keep all of my passports out all of the time.” Why does she love her passport?

Stove, Oven.
Which is her favorite passport? Why is it her favorite?

Floor. Laurie’s cat was born in her house. Is this correct or incorrect? Does he have a short name, a long name, or both?

Ceiling. Does she like to collect gold jewellery: necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings? Does Laurie like new and modern; or old, antique furniture and items?

Walls. What countries has she probably been to?

Roof. Laurie smokes. What do you think?

Stairs. Can she play the piano? Is she a professional musician or an amateur?

Basement, Cellar. Does Laurie work at company office? Is she a freelancer or remote worker?



Curtains. Do you or your friend collect or have antique decorations, furnishings or souvenirs?

Household Appliances. My friends and I can play the guitar. Yes or no?

Furniture. Are you from Nebraska? Do you live in the Midwest? Have you been to Nebraska or another part of the Midwest?

Decorations. Have you met anyone from Nebraska or other parts of the Midwest? Who were they? What were they doing?

Cabinet. Describe the geography and climate of the Midwest.

Windows. Describe the economy of the Midwest. What does it produce, import and export, buy and sell?

Attic. Does the Midwest have any problems or challenges?

Wallpaper. What is Midwestern food like? Describe the cuisine of the Midwest.

Carpet, Rug.
What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

Fireplace. What comes to mind when you think of the Midwestern US? What do you associate with the Midwest?


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