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Unread 12-05-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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Smile "The way life should be..."

I have been reading all the posts everyday and learning lots of things. I see so many bad things comments and would sure like to hear some good ones. I was born and raised in Southern Maine and had to leave 20 years ago. I am moving back in 6 months and going to the Northern part to get life as it "used to be in southern maine in the 60's" I hope. Looking for a simpler way of life and back to gardening and hunting for food etc. I hope there are people out there that can tell me more positive things. I KNOW THERE ARE MANY!!!!!
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Unread 12-05-2007, 09:46 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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Try Eastport in Washington County - great little city on an island
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Unread 12-05-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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Try Eastport in Washington County - great little city on an island
I am headed for Caribou/Limestone. We have already purchased land and lined up a rent in Limestone to stay untill me finish building....I know I love Maine....Just thought people could give some more positive feedback on the beauty and wonder of living there
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Unread 12-05-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Going to the differant farms to purchase or PYO fresh fruit and veggies. Small local stores and resteraunts where everyone knows your name. The local mechanic that will call around and try to save you money on parts and repairs. The "great kid' in your neighborhood that cuts grass, shovels snow and does odd jobs to help out his/her family. Church socials, school sports and "Big Ole Fish". Small town parades and tree lighting ceremonies. The neighbor that calls when they're heading to the store to see if you need anything. The librarian that knows the books you like and remembers to tell you they just got something in they thought might interest you. Trips "into town" that are like an occasion all their own. Skies so clear you swear you could touch the stars. Just a few things I love.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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msina.... THANK YOU....that just warms the heart of this old Mainer that can't wait to get home.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Thank you so much for starting this. This is such a good idea. I too, am planning a move there in the next few months, and I was getting a little discouraged by some of the things I read. And I know that everyone sees things differently and that is ok, and in the end, it all boils down to what I want to do and make of my life.
Reading this makes me so glad that I am coming there. I know it won't be "perfect". But it will be perfect enough for me.
Please keep up the "wonderful" things.....
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Unread 12-05-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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This exactly what we needed! It warms my heart to think of msina up there in milo living the life the way it should be! I have been away from small town America for quite a while and I had forgotten the ".....do you want me to pick anything up for you.." sort of neighborliness.

When I lived in an over 55 community in a pretty good sized city, there was some of that--people did check in on one another if they were missing from the club house bingo or card game, and folks even shared something from their stove or oven if they were proud of it or made more than they could eat.

I do hope that eventually my place will sell and I will get to live in Maine. Until then I will just try to live some of those values out in the way I treat people here.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: South Orange County
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This exactly what we needed! It warms my heart to think of msina up there in milo living the life the way it should be! I have been away from small town America for quite a while and I had forgotten the ".....do you want me to pick anything up for you.." sort of neighborliness.

When I lived in an over 55 community in a pretty good sized city, there was some of that--people did check in on one another if they were missing from the club house bingo or card game, and folks even shared something from their stove or oven if they were proud of it or made more than they could eat.

I do hope that eventually my place will sell and I will get to live in Maine. Until then I will just try to live some of those values out in the way I treat people here.
Elston, in which retirement community did you live? I'm in Laguna Woods. It's about as good as it gets for an over 55 community.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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Abby this is so refreshing!! THANK YOU!!

One of my favorites.....close knit communtities that support each other in good times and bad
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Unread 12-05-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Elston, in which retirement community did you live? I'm in Laguna Woods. It's about as good as it gets for an over 55 community.
I lived in a community called Heritage Park in Escondido. It wasn't anything fancy but it truly was "community" with its pros and cons.
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