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Down Back in Derby Maine Video

Welcome to a video episode on the Sebec River, our childhood playground Growin’ Up in Maine, as I narrate the video “Down Back in Derby, Maine”. Watch here and listen, or view the text narration inserted below for persons hearing

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End of Ice Skating on Lake Edith

Lake Edith in my childhood home town of Derby, Maine, won’t be found on any map or Maine Atlas. The 50 foot by 200 foot lake was actually man made and situated at the south end of the park near

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1920’s Streaking in Derby Maine

Contributed by: Larry Hall, Ten Decades of Stories Listen Now You may also Download MP3 Playtime 01:28 (min./sec.) Listen as Larry tells about running to the swimming hole on the Piscataquis River about a mile west of the center of

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Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

This video is a snapshot that shows how I’ve changed over 6 decades with 48 still photographs entitled “60 Years in About 60 Seconds”. As 1 of 8 siblings all living until May 2010, documenting these in video was prompted

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Derby Grammar School Bell

Contributed by: Larry Hall, Ten Decades of Stories Listen Now You may also Download MP3 Playtime 01:45 (min./sec.) Two years ago a previous audio story by guest storyteller Larry Hall mentioned ringing the steeple bell at the grammar school in

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Summertime and the Dragonfly

My absolute favorite place while Grownin’ Up in Maine was on the Sebec River in Derby, and specifically the old swimming hole at a spot we called Down Back. A photo I took recently and shown here reminds me of

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