Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Medallion

Did you ever Google “oriental rug?”  Take my advice, if you’re trying to discern styles and patterns of Oriental and Persian rugs, go to the library. I finally took down the Christmas tree on the screen porch.  I have a … Continue reading

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The Year of the Rooster

Blogging is a strange avocation.  According to Wikipedia, “While the vast majority of personal blogs attract very few readers, other than the blogger’s immediate family and friends, a small number of personal blogs have become popular, to the point that … Continue reading

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The Tea Room

During an afternoon of research at the Pejepscot Historical Society, I found this small ad in an old local publication. It’s a simple ad.  Hot cheese sandwiches and delicious toast. The given name “Priscilla” is found at different times in … Continue reading

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The Calming Balance

In a nation going collectively insane, building elaborations of the Neoclassical style are comforting.  There is a beautiful balance, a stylish symmetry, and a sense of purpose to them. This is the side door of the Davenport Memorial in Bath, … Continue reading

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In the Public Domain

January is a long month.  In northern New England, it’s 31 days of snow, cold, rain, ice, and other hydrologic formations.  There’s a nostalgic last look at the past year (probably while preparing taxes) and an energetic step forward into … Continue reading

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A Stop in Tilbury Town

There are 20 Carnegie libraries in Maine, more or less.  Most are still used as libraries and in 2016, I managed to visit all but 5 of the 20.  Yesterday, passing through “Tilbury Town,” I stopped to add the Gardiner … Continue reading

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Peak Food

In case you didn’t know it, Maine is a “foodie destination.”  The brightest food star is Portland with a Wikipedia entry for the city that includes a lengthy subsection on food and beverage.  Search “restaurants in Portland” on the Maine … Continue reading

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The Penultimate Night

Earlier this week, I went to Rite Aid.  All the holiday things were drastically reduced and picked over but the Valentine’s candy and trinkets were prominently displayed and available at retail prices. Not wanting the holidays to end too suddenly, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Bells

A northbound motorist along Maine’s Route One can find many quaint and charming diversions.  From Kittery to Calais to Fort Kent, Frommer’s travel website describes the road as “the route to the best of Maine” and “…a trip along Route … Continue reading

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