Thursday, September 14, 2017

Life in New England Begins in the Early Fall

A View of Camden from Mt. Battie
The year actually begins sometime after Labor Day when the summer people have left and the kids are back in school. It is then the New England community pulls itself together for a new year. Town organizations become active again, the church makes plans for various regular activities, cultural events such as the Boston Symphony commence – in short, year-round life in New England begins in the early fall. And ends in June. July and August are more or less a pleasant never-never land. 
- Judson Hale, Inside New England <http://amzn.to/2x2m576>

9 comments:

  1. I fell in love with that view the first time I saw PEYTON PLACE.

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  2. William F. House, MDSeptember 14, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    My wife and I are quite happy to be moving to Camden next summer with our daughters. We've fallen in love with the town and with Maine in general. Lucky for me they needed a new doctor.

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    1. We love Camden, and all of coastal Maine for that matter. We are seriously considering retirement to that area. We're already New Englanders, so the winters don't bother us; we actually like it. I'm sure you'll be very happy there. And I agree with the article...New England comes alive in the fall.

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    2. Congratulations and much happiness to you and your family!

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  3. Just found out that a childhood friend has moved to Camden and turned an old Inn back into a house.

    Yay me!

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  4. There was a time when I lived on Mount Battie. Or it felt like that. I worked at the National Fisherman. It was a truly intoxicating time of my life.

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  5. I remember you posted this quote some time ago and am glad you reposted it because it's true and so eloquently stated.

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  6. Fall is my favorite time of year to visit New England! :-) Magical!

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  7. I was just talking about this yesterday. Traffic is lighter, stores are less crowded, the list goes on. We're happy they visit, but are happy to have our towns back. Then come the leaf peepers...

    -Tim

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