Tag Archives: Living in Rangeley

Mother’s Day anniversaries


For more than 20 years, Mother’s Day meant time to go back “upta camp” to rake the leaves, dust off the cobwebs, and watch the lake warm up before declaring it summer-ready and heading back to New Hampshire. Time for my … Continue reading

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Goin’ to town: A Rangeley winter primer


“Goin’ to town. Need anything?” On any given day, the question elicits a mild adrenaline rush. Even if I’m just back from doing the whole loop, with provisions stacked up like cord wood, the doubts still surface. Gee…what’s left in the freezer? … Continue reading

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Working out….and up…and all over


My closer-to-the-city self used to think that working out meant getting in my car and then going inside. I’d drive over to Planet Fitness and schlep around from one piece of equipment to another, relying on the screaming yellow and purple … Continue reading

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Staying past September


“Dock’s out,” Tom announced. “Boat’s out, too.” “Yup, I know,” I said, even though I was pretty sure he knew I knew ’cause he saw me watching the whole process from my “office” window. Out here, stating the obvious is … Continue reading

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Songs of warmer weather


South of here, the sounds of spring would call me out of my seasonal semi-stupor even if I  was still hunkered down and had barely cracked a window yet. I’d be driving somewhere in a fog or maybe stuck in … Continue reading

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Everything…and the kitchen sink


I do a lot of reminiscing this time of year. And, like any good cabin wife, I do a lot of it right where I should: standing behind my kitchen sink. From there I can look out the window and … Continue reading

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Letting myself stay


The first time I remember being concerned about how much older really old folks were, I must have been about four. “How old is Nana?” I asked my parents. Their answer was way, way out of my arithimetic comfort zone. “Fifty-eight.” At first, … Continue reading

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Surprise visitors


“Yep, I seen it. Long about dusk, it come creepin’ alongside the woodshed, eyes shinin’ through the trees. Wasn’t actin’ like any racoon, no suh!” Tales like this are the stuff of cabin folklore and, since staying at a tiny camp on … Continue reading

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