Video: 94-Year-Old Nebraska Fan Plays School’s Fight Song On His Accordion

Here’s a little something that should make Nebraska fans smile as we all try to beat the college football offseason blues. A woman who claims to be neighbors with a 94-year-old Nebraskan named Lawrence has posted a video of him playing one of the school’s fight songs, “There Is No Place Like Nebraska”, on his accordion. The neighbor is trying to circulate the video and asks that fans wish him a happy 95th birthday – which is exactly two weeks from now. 

He will celebrate his 95th birthday on June 27, 2014, and I’m asking you to be a part of a huge, top-secret surprise to help make it an unforgettable day for him! I’m trying to surprise him with birthday wishes from all around the world.

He was a farmer all of his life in rural Nebraska and was married to the love of his life, Grace, for 74 years until she passed away over a year ago.

Here’s the clip. The school itself tweeted it out just a few hours ago.

Very cool. Perhaps the school’s band should invite him to partake in one of the program’s halftime performances next year. 

BR

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