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Old 08-08-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Maine
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You know you're from Maine if...

  • You've had arguments over the quality of fried dough.
  • You call four inches of snow "a dusting."
  • You don't understand why there aren't fried clam shacks elsewhere in the country.
  • You know what an Irving is and can name the location of at least 15 of them.
  • You know all the flavors at Perry's Nut House.
  • Your car is covered in yellow-green dust in May.
  • You can drive the Augusta rotaries without slowing down.
  • You've hung out at a gravel pit.
  • You think a mosquito could be a species of bird.
  • Even your school cafeteria made good chowder.
  • You've almost fallen asleep driving from Houlton to Presque Isle.
  • You know how to pronounce Calais.
  • You've gone to a Grange bean supper.
  • At least once in your life, a seagull pooped on your head.
  • You've ever said "it smells like the mill in here."
  • There's a fruit and vegetable stand within ten minutes of your house.
  • You crave Italian sandwiches at least weekly.
  • Your house converts to a B&B every July and August for people from away that you happen to know.
  • All year long you're tracking sand into the house -- from the beach in the summer and the sidewalks and roads in the winter.
  • You do the majority of your shopping out of Uncle Henry's
  • You've ditched the car on the side of the road somewhere because you saw some good fiddleheads
  • You know a lobster pot is a trap, not a kettle.
  • You've watched "Murder She Wrote" and snickered at the stupid fake accents.
  • You take the Maine Mall Exit off the turnpike to avoid paying a $1.00 toll onto I-295
  • You wave at cars with Maine plates when out of state
  • When you dress up, you wear flannel with a tie.
  • You know what a frappe is.
  • You've made a meal out of Jordan's red dye hot dogs, a bag of Humpty Dumpty chips, and a can of soda
  • You wouldn't eat beans in tomato sauce or Manhattan clam chowder if you were starving
  • "Stove up" is what you did to your car in the Augusta rotaries.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Humpty Dumpty is a Canadian company. =(

You know I95, 295, etc. are not "the freeway."
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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The class photos at school, look eeerily like family reunion photos
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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Humpty Dumpty is a Canadian company. =(

You know I95, 295, etc. are not "the freeway."
jordans hot dogs are made by kayem now (and so are kirschner's) and not even in maine
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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jordans hot dogs are made by kayem now (and so are kirschner's) and not even in maine



Buy Bean's of Bangor-mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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The class photos at school, look eeerily like family reunion photos
That brings to mind, You go to family reunions to pick up chicks...
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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You like Gold Crown Brandy better than Allens
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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I can check off a lot of these, but I'll always be "from away"......................
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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You like Gold Crown Brandy better than Allens
No, no, no.. the thread is titled "You know you're FROM Maine...", not "You know you're from "AWAY"...."!
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I'm sure we've gassed up at Irving's. Perry's in Belfast was closed when we were there last January Calais is pronounced Calus. We loved driving through there after our Canadian mishap at the border. I know that mill smell from Old Town. I love flannel shirts but what the heck is Augusta Rotaries? I'm so sad we couldn't make it out this summer, but I'm sure we will be back next winter. I can't wait.
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