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Football Hero Y.A. Tittle

I played backyard football during the 1960’s pretending to be football hero Y.A. Tittle who passed away October 8, 2017, age 90. He played quarterback for the NY Giants from 1961 to 1964, and held the single season record of

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Fond Memories of Derby Hill

Growing up in the 1950’s with an appreciation of the simple things in nature brings back fond memories of Derby Hill in Derby, Maine. The photo shown was taken in 2011 with a view looking south from the top of

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Fallen Tree and Power of Nature

The huge fallen tree in the photo here shows the true power of nature, and finds like this as a kid Growin’ up in Maine were something you don’t forget. Other examples of nature’s power viewed on occasion were similar

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Railroad Coal Tower and Pigeons

Iconic landmarks in Derby, Maine, bring back thoughts of small town living in the 1950’s like the railroad coal tower and pigeons. I’m not old enough to remember steam locomotives on the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad that would have used

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Scandinavian Kicksled Winter Fun

Winter in Maine this year has been short on snow which is unusual compared to my childhood in the 1950’s Growin’ Up in Maine. A favorite childhood activity when snowplows couldn’t keep up, and 6-12 inches of fresh snow covered

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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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