Monthly Archives: October 2011

Derby Hill Halloween Haunted House

For several days leading up to Halloween in the early 1960’s in my hometown or Derby, Maine, several friends and I worked diligently to convert an upstairs barn loft into a Halloween Haunted House. The Kinney home was the first

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The Torpedo Incident of 1959

Memories of Growin’ Up in Maine reveal flirting with death foolishly more than once. Readers may recall a previous close call while running spring river rapids on a log raft with 1 of my 4 brothers. He was also involved

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Maine Fall Foliage Childhood Fun

The joys of Maine fall foliage childhood fun begins when fall arrives and the outdoors comes alive in vivid color. My grandparents lived next door in my hometown of Derby, Maine, and there was a huge oak tree streetside at

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