Archive for January, 2012

Dopey Was A Single Screw With Tag Axle 220 Cummings Diesel Conventional White Truck.

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That’s a mouth full but when you are talking about a Maine trailer truck, the devil is in the description details. My Dad and Mom raised potatoes for 24 years. Had eight trailer trucks to haul their potatoes and loads they bought from other local Maine spud farmers. Before trucks came in to the picture, […]

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Glen Holmes Green And The 1956 Crown Victoria Ford “Heatwave”

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When you’re in business, branding is a big part of creating a consistent image to help your operation’s exposure. Marketing that brand means having a clear vision of the steps needed to be taken daily to build on your image. So the public sees, senses, is aware of your brand that you build to stay […]

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Satan Was A Black Cat On The Maine Farm.

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Satan, called “Satie” was a mouser, a tom cat that was very good at his job. No other cat was apt to creep on to the Maine farm, to set paws in any of the buildings. But periodically he would leave his post on the Maine farm and head to town. To court, spark, flirt […]

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How Maine Milk Is Priced… Regulated.

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I grew up on a Maine potato farm. Both my parents were raised on dairy farms. But other than a few Maine cows with very old lady’s names, milk production was not our seven day a week job. The milk we produced we consumed rather than peddle to the public. Not sold outside the farm […]

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First World Problems. My Son Explained The Term, Expression.

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When you live in Maine the lifestyle is pretty simple. The people are not, but the day to day is. Why? Not complicated with trying to impress. Or putting material goods higher than family, local community tradition and your neighbor that might need a helping hand. Maine is not stuck inside either. Pretty much tied […]

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Maine REALTORS | Not Bad People Once You Get To Know Them.

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The jargon of a Maine REALTOR can raise eye brows and confuse, lose a person trying to follow one in a real estate conversation. CMA, GRI, DOM, FSBO … a Maine REALTOR sure does use some funny language, short hand to make his or her point. Get the job of listing, marketing, selling done. Buying […]

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Agnes, Sophie, Clara, Beulah Were Maine Farm Cow Names.

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The ladies on the Maine farm, for milk and other dairy products had old fashion names. And when my Mom and Dad had beef cattle, were raising a herd of Durhams, then the naming changed to IRA, Holly, Jacob and other family, friend names. The two pigs I remember as a little shaver were not […]

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Maine, Frugal, Saving A Buck Is A Survival Sport.

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Maine, let’s establish right from the get go that frugal is not the same as, interchangeable with cheap. One major distinction, difference. Frugal is an “easy does it”, slow as you go life pace. That drives some nuts. Causes still others to purr, be filled with a self satisfying content, peaceful inner feeling. Frugal, a […]

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Going To Aunt Hettie’s Home, Watching The NBC Living Color TV Peacock.

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When you grow up in the country of Aroostook County in the 1960’s, television is limited. Three on air television channels, one cherry picker that can eeny, meeny, miny, moe from ABC, CBS, or NBC programs. Two Canadian signals. Public broadcasting made it four when it came on air. So as a kid, going in […]

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Cape Elizabeth Maine, Home Of The Portland Head Lighthouse

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Maine, the word means a lot of things because it’s not one of the smaller states. Lighthouses and sea coastal living, lobsters are a few of the images most think of when the word Maine comes up in conversation. In 1787, the Massachusetts legislature allocated $750 to begin construction of a The Portland Head lighthouse. […]

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