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Gramps Gets Promoted

Gramps had only one regret about his military service; he was not promoted to Captain. He tried a few times to get his rank changed  and even called Susan Collins to see if she would hear his case. Some of … Continue reading

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An Ode to Election Day From an Oldtimer

Uncle Stan Walden (1892-1960) wrote this poem years ago about the politics of the day. I guess some things never change. I did a bit of editing but the great ideas in this poem are all Uncle Stan’s. I am … Continue reading

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Malapropisms, Democrats and a Little Laughter

Back in the day when people were not sitting in front of their televisions or computers or playing games on their phones they did a lot of that old fashioned thing – talking. Uncle Stan Walden was always listening for … Continue reading

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Dahn Ol Democrats and Republican Dave

Back in the day in the small town of Greenville, Maine, the farmland of five families was seized by eminent domain. The government wanted their land for an airstrip. Two of the farms  were owned by neighbors Jake Drew and … Continue reading

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Rock Ribbed Republicans, Yellow Dog Democrats and the Cranks in Washington

By Gramps Walden and Viv Walden There is this nice thing about small towns – a sense of familiarity and ease among folks. When you have grown up together or lived for years on the same road you understand each … Continue reading

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