Tag Archives: Rangeley Christmas

Dashing, stashing, wedding crashing


‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving and, as usual, the Oquossoc PO was abuzz over hot topics impacting our tiny community. Who was coming to dinner. Who was going away. Who had to cook what for which relative, and who found a … Continue reading

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Four stages of Santa


“I know, ya know,” Amy whispered hoarsely. “Know what?” I asked. Whatever our young neighbor’s secret, she’d shielded it from the ears of her little sister, Katie, who was in the bedroom coloring Rudolph’s nose with my daughter, Helen and her baby sister, Becky. “I … Continue reading

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A moving feast


As a woman who prides herself on upholding nontraditional traditions, nothing is more sacred than my holiday feast. No common turkey for me. Christmas goose? No thank you—still too middle of the road. Years ago, I dumped my old standby of beef loin in favor of a … Continue reading

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A Rain-geley White Christmas


I don’t know about you folks, but early last week I said to heck with a white Christmas. I was dreaming of a dry Christmas. I’d made it through the first full week in December, adjusting nicely to life inside my … Continue reading

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Welcome DecemBear!


Anyone eavesdropping lately would swear I’d already gone woods queer. “So, it’s December 3rd! Do you know where you’re going today, little fella?” I’m in the diningroom in my PJs, paused at the cellar door on my way to the … Continue reading

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