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Old 03-07-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast
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El- Not to get all philosophical on you, but let me share this. We moved to Washington county in 1960. I was in my early teens and we stayed less than three years.

I spent twenty plus years in southern N.H. and I've been here in northwest Florida for twenty-five years. Overall,the economy, my ability to pursue work that I've enjoyed, and living in low crime areas with good neighbors have been a blessing for me the past forty-five years. However, there has been something missing.

The only thing I can compare it to is like loosing someone you love. There is a void in my soul that I've been aware of since I left Maine. Not enough space here to elaborate, but after you've been there a while, see if you can identify the same feeling. A close friend of mine who had a similar experience used to say, " Maine is more than a state. It's a state of mind".
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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El- Not to get all philosophical on you, but let me share this. We moved to Washington county in 1960. I was in my early teens and we stayed less than three years.

I spent twenty plus years in southern N.H. and I've been here in northwest Florida for twenty-five years. Overall,the economy, my ability to pursue work that I've enjoyed, and living in low crime areas with good neighbors have been a blessing for me the past forty-five years. However, there has been something missing.

The only thing I can compare it to is like loosing someone you love. There is a void in my soul that I've been aware of since I left Maine. Not enough space here to elaborate, but after you've been there a while, see if you can identify the same feeling. A close friend of mine who had a similar experience used to say, " Maine is more than a state. It's a state of mind".
How nice!
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Well, the girls started school this morning. They were both very nervous but excited. They teared up a little as we were leaving, but I'm sure they'll be fine. They only have a small handful of kids in their class to get to know, so that shouldn't take long!

Mommy is very happy to have a bit of a break today! I'm going to Marden's!
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Elcarim -

"They teared up a little as we were leaving"

Aaah, poor things, bless their hearts.



"Mommy is very happy to have a bit of a break today! I'm going to Marden's"

Yeeah mommy!

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Have fun El!!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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What I wouldn't give to be able to make a trip to Mardens!!!! Have fun!!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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C'mon BacktoNE - No way can a Mardens beat a Fleet Farm or Menards here in WI
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Downeast, Maine
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C'mon BacktoNE - No way can a Mardens beat a Fleet Farm or Menards here in WI
But can they beat a Renys???
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Thumbs up for MaHdens! I like it better than Reny's although they're kind of apples and oranges.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: 40 miles north of Bangor, Maine
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How did the girls first day of school go?!
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