Archive for July, 2012

Do Your Insides Match Your Outside?

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The you that John Q Public sees, thinks they know, does your outside match your inside? If you are busy making a living, raising a family, trying to squeeze in a vacation now and then. To make sure to get to church, say your prayers, count your blessings, maybe the inside of you still does […]

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Visiting With Older Maine Aunts, Family.

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When you visit with an older family member, that lives alone, you think gee, that must be hard. But when you ask the person doing it about the situation some interesting observations come up in conversation. For starters younger people in the working world, involved in community service work, raising kids can keep themselves pretty […]

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If People Had Barcodes, Wore Their Ingredient Label Proudly.

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What’s inside or missing in people we meet, have relationships of all kinds with in life? Not what you have a gut feeling is inside. Not what they look you straight in the eye and tell you, believe themselves is inside. But the actual ingredients, tendencies, needs today. What is in too great a supply […]

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Maine Soda Production With Lots Of Local Small Bottlers.

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Jimmy Ritchie’s grandfather Lyman Drake was one of many local small Maine soda distributors, bottlers. His grandfather had the franchise for Moxie, Squeeze, orange Crush and Hires root beer. The flavors offered the Northern Maine soda drinker also featured white and dark cream soda, other local favorites. Delivery from the Houlton Maine soda bottler to […]

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Growing, Picking, Selling Maine Farm Strawberries.

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When you grow up on a Maine farm, rarely is the crop raised only one or two kinds. Diversification is key and not having all your er…. farm produce in one basket so to speak. The money raised during summers from sale of corn, new potatoes, peas and other vegetables came in pretty handy. Because […]

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The Little Black Box.

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When a plane goes down, what is looked for first? Well, okay, second after any survivors. The little black box. To explain, provide clues on what happened. What led up to the moment things began to right on schedule go haywire. All wrong. How well do you really know someone? Including yourself? Is the raft […]

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