A Wonderful Day in Maine

My hubby and I traveled to ME to attend my GHS Class of ’65 reunion – it was 52 years, and we met to celebrate the fact that most of us would be turning 70 sometime during the year. It was a very nice time with lots of food and fun catching up with former classmates. You notice I avoided the use of the word “old.”

Anyway, on Monday, while Adrian did genealogical research at Portland Public Library, my brother took me on a “tourist” tour. I especially enjoyed Fort William’s Park that had great vistas and a wonderful spot to take photos of Portland Headlight. We also went to Bug Light. I got to visit my latest great-great nephew at my brother’s house, got treated to a whole belly fried clam dinner, and got to go shopping at Portland’s Trader Joe’s. I’m adding some photos. The home bedecked with flowers was on the road to Fort William’s. I made my brother stop so I could get out and take a photo. The owner was very gracious. Several others stopped to take photos, as well

The old cast iron pot planted with pansies sits now on my brother’s lawn. It was on the front lawn at the farm all the years I lived there, and our grandmother, Nana, always kept it planted with beautiful flowers. I’m so glad my brother rescued it.


Should I start blogging again?

It’s June 16, 2017. As of June 14, this year, I’ve been officially retired for 5 years. Recently, I needed to find a very early blog post on making ableskievers, and using the search engine, I found it with pictures of the process and my mom’s recipe. I started looking through some other posts, and it was fun for me to read and remember, even if no one else ever looks at the blog.

I have a brand new iPhone 7 – my gift to myself for my 70th birthday, and it seems easy to edit my blog on it, so, here goes.

Over the weekend, we went up to Maine.  There was a reunion of the Gorham High School Class of 1965 to celebrate our 70th birthdays.  It was a nice gathering, but many of my close girlfriends from high school were not there, and that was disappointing. All in all, however, it was fun.  Here is the cake Brenda selected.


That’s enough for now.  When I went to insert the photo, I thought I’d lost the whole post. Luckily, it saved the draft, or I might have given up on the whole thing. Another post soon.