Archive for November, 2016

Houlton Maine, Tell Me About Aroostook County’s Oldest Town.

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Houlton Maine, located on the shared east / west International border with New Brunswick Canada is the “Shiretown” or the county seat of Aroostook. The earliest settlers making the trek north distilled down from a small, closely related group of families. From New Salem, one specific location in Massachusetts. Until 1820, Maine was part of the Bay State and most […]

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Amish Health Care Insurance, How Does That Work?

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The affordable health care debate is a hot topic these days. Turned up a few hundred degrees. As monthly coverage insurance rates double, triple and more. The postman is delivering daily news about the high deductible plan you used to have that is approaching the end of the line. Draining the affordable health care insurance […]

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Veteran’s Day, A World Wide Observance To Remember.

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Growing up I peeled, turned the pages of black and white images of my Dad’s service in World War II. He served in the Army Air Force as it was called at the time. Stationed in Italy and flying over German air space to drop a variety of bombs to hasten the end of the […]

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Daylight Savings Time, Messing With The Internal Clock.

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Ben Franklin had a lot of good ideas for the country. And back in 1784, daylight savings time was suggested by wise old Ben to save on candle use. What else was behind that suggestion to wind ahead in spring, to fall back in the fall the Seth Thomas, Timex, whatever time device to measure […]

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