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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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The Monday Morning Blues

My cousin Margaret is visiting Maine from her home near Washington, D.C.  She drove up on Friday and arrived at the cottage she’s renting late that same evening.  She invited me over for breakfast on Sunday morning. She’s staying in … Continue reading

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Of Things Still Standing

There was a Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston yesterday.  The Schola Cantorum sang parts of the mass in Latin and there was no shortage of incense.  As I later told … Continue reading

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Brothers and Birthdays

Where does the time go?  The minutes and seconds of the “right now” when I’m racing around to write before the work clock starts ticking.  I finished my Lady Alone Traveler post for the local paper and I see there’s … Continue reading

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I’m Julie-Ann and I’m a workaholic. There.  I’ve said it.  I think about all of life as work.  When I’m not doing my “work for pay” I’m working on projects.  What’s funny is that I was once a project manager … Continue reading

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