Tag Archives: year-round Rangeley

Settling back in

I wasn’t in my usual hurry to put up my Christmas decorations. Most years, I’d be eager to add some sparkle to my little brown cabin in the now-brown woods, to say farewell to November and let DecemBear make my knotty pine a bit nicer before … 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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Out like a lamb-eating Yeti

Good thing nobody said it, at least not within earshot and, in particular, not while I was looking outside on the first full day of spring. Watching fresh snow pile up on the glaciers not yet receded from my yard, … Continue reading

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Lasting memories

“What if it was the last time you’d ever see the lake and your camp, would you want to know?” Our neighbor and longtime friend, Ed, used to pose this question annually. It would be “closing up” time, and we’d be … Continue reading

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Going inside…outside

 I’ve never needed much prompting to go to my “peaceful, happy place.” When I first started going, I wasn’t much more than seven years old. I’d just tumble out of my camp bunk before anyone else and go sit there for hours, … Continue reading

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