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How an 8 Party Line, Hatbox Car and 2 Farm Kids Saved the Elliot House

A Walden Farm Tale – Gramps and Viv Walden One five, ring twelve was our number at Walden Farm. It rang one long ring and two short. Sometimes my sister Lambie and I would pick up when other people were … Continue reading

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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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Storing our 1914 Evinrude Motor in Wilson Pond for the Winter

Gramp’s father was Harold George Walden, most often referred to as HG. This is one of his hunting adventures that I think deserves a telling. Gramps was about 8 years old at the time of this story so this is … 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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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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