Kramer’s Korner

Hello again friends and fans. It has been a fast two weeks since last we met, although there hasn’t been a lot going on. We did do one fun thing though. Last week Bob got restless and asked if I wanted to go for a ride, like I have ever said no. So we jumped in the car and just started driving without any particular destination. It was in the sixties and the sun was bright. We went north first, exploring some forested roads that Bob said he had never been on before. We visited the little town of Casco and then drove on into Naples. Both are really just wide spots in the road, but the scenery is spectacular. Bob said there are eight lakes in and around Casco, and we stopped to take a couple of pictures of Long Lake.

When driving back from Naples, Bob took a detour up a long hill called Quaker Ridge past an original Quaker meetinghouse. He said he used to come here in the fall with his wife because she loved it so. When you reach the crest, there is another hill called Hackers Hill which takes you to the very highest point in the area. Unfortunately, that was closed for the season, but we did get one picture looking out over the vista. Bob said had Hackers Hill been open, there is a 360 degree panoramic view of Sebago Lake, the second largest in Maine and in the distance, Mount Washington. He said we will go again next fall when the trees are in full color and you feel like you are on the top of the world.

Bob has been busy with his volunteer work at the Humane Society. He has been working to sign up partner businesses that are willing to donate their torn bags and dented cans of dog and cat food. So far, he and another teammate have been successful in adding two new stores. The food, and kitty litter are used primarily to support a Pet Pantry that helps feed about 50 cats and 30 dogs every week that are owned by people that are financially struggling and can use a little help feeding their pets. I don’t like it that I have to stay home when he is driving his route, but I do support my canine and feline friends that may go hungry without the help, so I guess it’s OK.

I have included a picture of me in my new Patriots kerchief. One of the volunteers at the shelter made them and gave me one. Bob is a Patriots fan and said that I should join him in their support. Every Sunday, we curl up in his recliner and watch a couple of games. And of course, if one of them is the Patriots, we don’t miss that. They aren’t doing too well this year Bob says, but I don’t know a lot about football anyway. I’m just there for a nap in the lap.

Well, I guess that’s about it for this time. Like I said, not much happening. So, for now, this is your favorite, well educated, Pekinese saying keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket. And to my homeless friends, keep the faith. There is a family for you.

Take care


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Kramer’s Korner

  1. scifihammy says:

    How exciting to go for a long drive! πŸ˜€ And the scenery is beautiful. Also nice to go somewhere with lots of good memories for Bob. πŸ™‚
    It’s great that Bob finds stores to donate food for your less fortunate shelter mates. πŸ˜€
    And you look very smart in your new outfit Kramer! πŸ™‚


  2. Anonymous says:

    Enjoyed your letter Kramer. As Bob & we have discussed, love the beauty of state of Maine, thanks for sharing. You new southern friend.πŸ˜ƒ


  3. Paul says:

    See if this works to identify sender.


  4. Sonya Kassam says:

    What a handsome lad you are Kramer, just like our cat Kabira ❀️


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