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Old 12-17-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Swansea, MA/Newfield, ME
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I'm glad all you folks enjoyed the story. When I tell people around here the same, they look at me like I'm crazy considering I could have just turned around and went home. To me, life has gotten two fast and complicated. I enjoy the simple life. Like the slogan says, its "the way life should be".
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Winterport
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Default Amen to the simple life!

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I'm glad all you folks enjoyed the story. When I tell people around here the same, they look at me like I'm crazy considering I could have just turned around and went home. To me, life has gotten two fast and complicated. I enjoy the simple life. Like the slogan says, its "the way life should be".
The simpler the better, Mass2Maine. Thx for sharing your experience.

Ever played "Moo Cow"? I remember a friend with a very big Dad with a booming voice would turn out all the lights in their big ole house. He would hide somewhere in the house and we'd have to go find him in the dark. He'd bellow "MOOOOOOOOOOOOO" when ever we got close to him and scare the livin' daylights outta us! What a fun game that'd be in power outages, too. After scarin' us, he'd hug us like crazy.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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I'm glad all you folks enjoyed the story. When I tell people around here the same, they look at me like I'm crazy considering I could have just turned around and went home. To me, life has gotten two fast and complicated. I enjoy the simple life. Like the slogan says, its "the way life should be".

It's a great story! Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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The simpler the better, Mass2Maine. Thx for sharing your experience.

Ever played "Moo Cow"? I remember a friend with a very big Dad with a booming voice would turn out all the lights in their big ole house. He would hide somewhere in the house and we'd have to go find him in the dark. He'd bellow "MOOOOOOOOOOOOO" when ever we got close to him and scare the livin' daylights outta us! What a fun game that'd be in power outages, too. After scarin' us, he'd hug us like crazy.
My dad and his brothers would do that to us as kids. We (all the grandkids) would usually all gather in the field down at my grandparents old homestead during the day. Come about supper time they would scoot us all up over the path to the lighthouse for dinner. I'm sure Gram and Gramp were pretty tired of us all running in and out all day. Dinners were pretty communal up there, aunts, uncles and cousins all together. So my dad and his brothers would hide in the woods in the path along the cliffs waiting to scare us with spooky noises. I know in this day and age it sounds like a terrible thing to do to your kids but this was back before everything was considered abusive. Scare us they would, hiding behind big clumps of pines, they'd jump us good! Then they'd laugh like heck. Then came the hugs and assurance that there wasn't really anything scary about being in the woods, after dark.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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MOOO!!! Thanks for sharing your weekend story sounds like you guys had a blast!
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: New England
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It is good to get away from all the modern conviences and spend some real time with friends and family. Some of the best times my family and friends have had is going to camp. It is an open design with one bedroom and a bunch of bunk beds, think we have maxed out at 12 people. There is no electricity, run gas lighting and cooking stove. There is also no running water and an out house. It is so much fun every time we go and there are so many memorable stories over the years. Many have to do with fun from playing board games. The best part is no cell phone coverage and miles from anybody. We have to snowmobile in from the woods road in the winter and can only get in with 4x4 from late June to Oct.
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