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Old 03-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Originally Posted by starwalker View Post
As far as being involved or not, maybe it's because I don't think in terms of "retire" (I won't be able to) or maybe just 'cause I'm me, but I can't imagine coming to a place and not getting involved. I've not been settled a year and already am neck deep in the local historical society, plotting to deliver produce to the food bank and enjoying working in a locally owned small business. And others of the historical society folk are originally "from away" so I am not the only one.

I'm that way myself. I don't think about retiring (again) just because I like being involved too much. My father worked until the day he died at 83, I don't see myself doing less; just another 15-20 years longer. I'm having too much fun to quit.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:01 PM
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as kids whenever we visited our grandmother we would go for a walk and look for seaglass, we use to find alot amongst the rocks in the tidal areas, (this was at the mouth of the kennebunk river in kennebunkport) the rocky beaches and tidal areas, will yield more than sandy beaches
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:11 PM
Location: Northern Maine
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I was first elected to a planning board in Maine in 1974. I was reelected this week for another 3 year term. My wife was elected to the school board on the same day. We were both advanced life support EMTs in town until the hospital decided rural towns didn't deserve to have the service. We both saved lives. One of the Docs said he was always glad to see my truck when he showed up at a scene before the ambulance got there "because you have more stuff". We were a good team. Doc had his little black bag and I had my "more stuff" like oxygen, portable suction and trauma dressings.

People should do something for their community. If being an advanced life support EMT isn't for you, play in the town band; Coach little league; Do something.
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