My sister Carol is a well known crafter Down East, and on one of our return visits to Maine she gave my wife a 4 foot fisherman that she created. Before leaving I made up the cardboard sign shown in the photograph, and then my wife and I had some fun with it on the Maine Turnpike.
Heads turned as we passed cars and we could tell the real Mainers because they knew the meaning of “from away” and enjoyed a chuckle or two. A few sped up for a second look! Born in Maine, I can never be “from away” (although my wife is), yet despite the out of state plate and suspicious sign we were never pulled over and made a clean getaway into New Hampshire.
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