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The Miserable Wonderful Fishing Day with Uncle Stan – and his woods coffee recipe

The making of Uncle Stan’s woods coffee is an exact science. First, take an old blackened coffee pot. Put in some coffee and sugar. Add an egg, smashed shell and all. Stir around and put the whole thing in your knapsack … Continue reading

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George Charlie Chaplin Falkner and His Wife who Escaped the Circus

When I brought my new bride, Barbara, to Greenville, Maine, I wanted her to get to know the local characters. On the list were George Charlie Chaplin Falkner and his jolly wife Mary Curtis Falkner who escaped a life in … Continue reading

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The Christmas Conundrum

Here are some childhood Christmas memories from Gramps. Merry Christmas. It’s Christmastime at Walden Farm and I have spent my allotted Christmas money. The Christmas conundrum is this – how to get gifts for my five siblings and parents with … Continue reading

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Blessed Be Nahthing – the Tree

I have been having a wonderful time listening to the memories of Christmas when Gramps was a boy.  He is 94 now so these memories are from the 1930’s. Enjoy. It’s Christmastime at the Walden Farm and I am so … 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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Little House at the Greenville Airport

Gramps told me this true story of his life with Grammy (Barbara) when they lived in the house he built at the Greenville airport. Every time we talk about it he adds more delightful details. We will add more details … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Double Date – a Lad and I Walden Farm Tale

When I was 14 my father told me I had to take over the family farm. He was leaving for Bangor, Maine to make money for the older kids to go to college. We brought in over 1000 bushels of … Continue reading

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