Tag Archives: History

No, We Didn’t Have That

Due in large part to the eclectic mix of friends I have collected, I am frequently the recipient of a variety of media via text and email. Contained within have been a few examples of all the stuff the younger … Continue reading

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The Old Mill

The pristine stream through fertile lands Spills oer the sluice where the old mill stands The tides of time upon it fall With feet of stone and weathered wall Where once the mighty water wheel Powered the stone that ground … Continue reading

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Cobwebs

Up creaky stairs in the atticDim light through grimy windowsDancing on cobwebs Forgotten treasures  Cloaked in dust Huddle in silence Maternity clothesStored in anticipationOf expectations never met Ebony discsEtched with musicLike their makers, now forgotten Leather tomesHistory in black and … Continue reading

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What Price Freedom

I have long been a student of the Civil War.  A time when, not unlike today, our nation stood divided.  Strongly held beliefs forcing the population into a state of denial that we could continue to exist as a nation … Continue reading

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Requiem

A few years ago, we moved back to a little town in southern Maine, not too far from the old mill towns of Lewiston and Auburn.  I have visited the area often and am fascinated by the old mill buildings that still … Continue reading

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The Old Stone Wall

The dust upon the old dirt road has settled Very seldom now do footsteps fall Most of what once was no longer lives here All is gone except the old stone wall Years ago when time was still an infant … Continue reading

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Stones

Granite blocks of stone Stand vigil all alone Lean as if in prayer Forever Where seldom footsteps tread Here among the dead Memories interred Forgotten Faithful through the years Where long bereft of tears Remnants of a past Lay silent … Continue reading

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Resurrection

Rusted hulls neath salty fathoms Vanquished by a fickle sea Skeletons of yesterday Reminders of what used to be Once proud ships long since forgotten For years have laid beneath the tide Memories of their staid tradition Now forever locked … Continue reading

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And The Rest Is History

I read an interesting story the other day about, of all things, pocket watches.  Although they have been around in some form or fashion since the 16th century, they didn’t really become popular in the Americas until after WW1.  This … 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

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