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Smoke on the Water

I searched in vain this morning, looking for a picture of my father and me paddling in the now-defunct “Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race.”  The year eludes me; maybe it was 2003.  Uncle Bob put our aluminum canoe in his … Continue reading

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Forget-Me-Nots

On Easter Sunday this year, April 1, Bea Strout died at her home in Lisbon Falls.  She had lived there since 1955.  I remembered Bea as an elderly woman who went to yard sales with her neighbor, Honey Moulton.  Bea’s … Continue reading

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The Weight of Memory

If my home were a bed and breakfast and I had a website with pictures, one of my spare bedrooms might be described as “The Memory Room.” “The Memory Room is ideal for the ‘morning person.’  Bright sunlight streams through … Continue reading

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Senator Mason’s Bill

Maine will be celebrating its bicentennial in 2020.  This past November, Secretary of State Dunlap unveiled a commemorative license plate Mainers can use in lieu of a front plate until the end of the bicentennial year, or December 31, 2020.  … Continue reading

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Favorite Things

One of my blog readers is demanding their Wednesday morning post. Thanksgiving leftovers are one of my favorite things and I’ll bet they’re yours, too. Because I aim to please, click on the snazzy suit and feast on blogging leftovers. … Continue reading

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No Need to Speed

It was election day yesterday and as some readers know, I filled my mother’s vacated election clerk seat when she retired.  I work at the polls.  The day began at 6:30 a.m. and ended at 9:00 p.m. As blog reader … Continue reading

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The Magazine of Maine

In March, while pushing my grocery cart towards the Food City registers, I caught a glimpse of Maine’s number one rusticator smiling at me from the April, 2017 cover of Down East magazine.  A text-box said the issue was “guest-edited … Continue reading

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