Archive for April, 2006

Ryefield Bridge

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

When we drove to Norway (Maine!) with Anne and Matt two weeks ago, we came across a lovely little bridge, the Ryefield Bridge over the Crooked River between Otisfield and Harrison. Charley wanted to find an offbeat backwoods used bookstore. Arlene remembered that there was a bookstore in Norway that might fill the bill. We […]

Stephanie sighting

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Stephanie was signing her books yesterday (April 20) at Porter Square Books in Cambridge. Really I should say “for Porter Square Books”, because the event was moved across the street to the Masonic Temple because they expected more people than the bookstore would be able to hold. I got there late, but there were so […]

Meteor Shower

Monday, April 24th, 2006

On Friday (April 21) Arlene said she heard on the TV that there would be a spectacular meteor shower that night. I checked on and read that there was indeed a meteor shower expected, but the predictions were for around ten Lyrid meteors per hour. That didn’t sound spectacular to me. But one of […]

Parker for Governor (of VT)

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I found out from an alumni publication that came yesterday that one of my college classmates, Scudder Parker, is running for governor of Vermont. Scudder is one of the people I respect most from my class. I remember him as a serious student, active with the chapel and social issues (society as a whole, not […]

Walk in the Woods

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

The weekend of April 7 Anne and Matt were in Casco with us. On Sunday we drove up to Norway to check out a clearance sale at a furniture place. We went up the continuation of Mayberry Hill Road to where it hits 121 north of Pleasant Lake and drove up Bell Hill to show […]

Various progress pix

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

It’s been a while since I posted any project progress pictures. Here are three, as of Monday evening April 17. I finished (except probably for more trimming of loose ends on the underside) redoing the rush seat of the living room rocking chair sometime last week. The idea was to have it out of the […]

Marathon 2006

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

I took two hours out of the middle of the day and stayed at work late yesterday so I could watch a little of the Boston Marathon. Arlene and I walked from our house to Commonwealth Avenue, and back. That gives us two miles walking, a lot less distance than the runners have. It seemed […]

Home at Last

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

My father’s parents and his older brother Joe and Joe’s wife Minna used to go to a fishing camp in Maine, Castle Island Camps on Long Pond, Belgrade Lakes, for their summer vacations. Castle Island Camps was (and as of five years ago still is) a collection of little wooden cabins around a slightly larger […]

Fire Door

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

When we had the house inspected, the inspector told us we needed to put a fire door between the garage and the cellar. It’s required by building code and by insurance companies. The idea is that the fuel in a car (and other things that are likely to be in a garage, like a power […]


Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

On Saturday (4/15) we went to the Denmark Sheepfest. It’s a small-scale event, as you would expect in as small a town as Denmark, Maine. The feeling was very different from the Gore Place sheep shearing event we went to last year. That one is more, “Well, Gore Place has a few sheep, and they […]