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About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs of questionable origin. I created this blog as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations since my wife is tired of hearing them and, after 50 some odd years, probably with good reason. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.

Home For The Holidays

Home: noun -The place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives The above, as defined by Merriam Webster, is what a home is supposed to be. I do not totally disagree, but I do think it falls … Continue reading

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Winter Back In The Day

Now that Mother Nature is in the midst of preparing her annual gift of frosty snowstorms, I am reminded of the story about some students complaining about how cold it was, standing outside in the morning waiting for the school … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Children, Family, Generations, History, Kids, Life, Maine, Memories, Perspective, Reflection, Seasons, Snow, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Presents Under The Tree

    Scooter waiting for Santa Paws

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To My Friends At Christmas

I once received an e-mail from one of my cousins that told a story to which I have given a lot of thought. It tells of a man who stopped going to church, so the pastor decided to pay a … Continue reading

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Winter Rain

The winter winds sing To the teardrops of rain That cling to barren limbs Frozen boughs In cloaks of ice Whisper their displeasure Darkness descends Through solemn hours Life suspended, waiting A new sun smiles Crystals dance like gypsies The … Continue reading

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Made In America

As I sit here in my Levis made in Bangladesh and my sneakers made in Mexico (I don’t know where my shirt was made, but the washing instructions are in Spanish) typing on my Japanese computer with a Chinese mouse … Continue reading

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Cold Snowy Night

Took the dogs out about midnight last night.  It had been snowing again. This time, it was the heavy wet stuff that sticks to the branches. Also the kind that knocks out your power. The dogs loved it though.  Both … Continue reading

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