Maine Roots

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Happy Father’s Day! And Recommended Reads

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To all fathers, everywhere, Happy Father’s Day!  And to my own, thank you for teaching me the tough lessons, and the easy (read: fun) ones; thank you for showing me (with Mom’s help, of course) what family means and should be; and thank you for being someone to look up to and admire.  I love you very much, and I wish I could be in Maine celebrating with you!

Hard to believe this was almost four years ago!  There are several great ones, but I think this is my favorite wedding day picture of my dad and me. Thanks for all you do, Dad!

Hard to believe this was almost four years ago! There are several great ones, but I think this is my favorite wedding day picture of my dad and me. Thanks for all you do, Dad!

In lieu of a more formal post today, I thought I’d share a couple of articles that caught my eye in the Maine News updates that I receive via email:

First: On Bees and Big Business, this article grabbed my attention immediately because I tend to get pretty heated about the importance of (and threats to) the honey bee population.  Nick and I have (casually) discussed trying to keep a colony of our own, particularly as we start our garden.  For more information on bees, bee keeping, and honey in Maine, I highly recommend a visit to The Honey Exchange in Portland (I also wrote a post about the shop some time ago, which you can read here).

Honey samples at The Honey Exchange

Honey samples at The Honey Exchange

Second: On writing in Maine, which I found to be an amusing commentary on the author’s personal journey and writing experiences – as well as being founded on an inarguable truth: the state of Maine simply inspires the written word.  How could you live there and not be compelled to write (or find some other creative outlet)?

By the way, readers, did you know that today is also National Lobster Day?  If it were me, and I was in Maine, I’d be picking up some fresh lobster to share with Dad!

Check out this article from Fox for some unique lobster recipes ideas: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/06/13/dive-into-these-spectacular-recipes-for-national-lobster-day/

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2 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day! And Recommended Reads

  1. I am a North Carolina gal who probably feels the way about NC as you do about Maine. However, I have family in Maine (in he Lyman and Kennebunk areas) and have been visiting there for the past 25 years – AND LOVE MAINE!!!!! Today I was looking into a new business I just heard about – Maine Roots – and was led to your blog. Feel I have discovered a bit of Heaven. I can’t wait to follow you and stay in touch with that area so dear to my heart. Welcome to North Carolina, by the way.

  2. Hi Barb! Thank you for your nice comment and for following my blog! Loving and appreciating the place where you grew up is a special thing – because you didn’t choose it for yourself, it says a great deal about the people who make the place. You and I have both been lucky to experience two wonderful states – and I do hope you enjoy all you read here!

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