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About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.

Taking Stock

So there we sat, my wife and I, looking at the young man sitting across the table, smiling at us.  “Well, you have made it” he said.  “Now it is time to decide how best to invest it.  Tell me … Continue reading

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I guess there was a wedding today, or so I am told.  It seems that a Prince across the pond took a bride.  Quite an affair I understand.  Lots of dignitaries and thousands of common folk, anxious to see  them … Continue reading

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Stealth Marketing

It is no secret to anyone that is responsible for feeding their family that the price of everything just keeps going up. A hurricane, flood, drought, or fire even in remote areas of the world always seems to have an … Continue reading

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A Piece Of Cake

“A piece of cake” is a phrase I have used freely over the years whenever I know a task at hand is going to be really easy.  To my wife, it is a phrase that has come to represent the … Continue reading

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Kitten’s In The Barn

   Stepping on the porch, he stamps his feet to remove the mud from his boots before taking them off and placing them beside the door. As he enters the kitchen, he immediately smells the familiar aroma of coffee brewing. … Continue reading

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A few days ago, I changed my WordPress security status to Private.  I’m not sure what it did except, I have not had one reader since I did it, so I suspect I killed it.  I didn’t plan to make … Continue reading

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If Only

If only when I was still young Before most of life’s songs were sung Lost opportunities, my mistake When life was there for me to take If only I had been aware While still my course I could prepare When … Continue reading

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