Millinocket, Maine

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  1. Ike Willis

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    Your story about the horn reminded me of the old sash and door plant that once operated 2 blocks from where we lived when I was a wee snot. It had a steam powered whistle that sounded at noon and again an hour later, to signal the end of the lunch hour. A lot of my family members worked there, both before and after WW2.
    The whistle was discontinued in later years. The plant is long gone now.
     
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  2. Louise Williams

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    Sad to see a lot of the old mills and plants close down just like your sash and door plant too, Ike.. my inlaws worked at a Mill in Biddeford, Maine for years. it was called the Pepprell (sp)plant.. they made sheets and pillow cases.. and that has now turned into a small mall.. My hubby use to work at a small paper mill in Augusta , Me.. called Statler Tissue they use to make paper towels ..was there for many years then it folded up too,,

    Albeit said, there is a huge pulp mill here in the western end of Tn..right on the Tn. River.. sometimes if the wind is just right,we can get a slight whiff of that nauseous odor ! PeeUeeee!! lol..and we live about 30 miles from that plant..

    Loved your video too , Ken..
     
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    Ayuh!! , bout time you guys got some white stuff.:D I hate dirty snow though. It's always pretty , that first snow fall and it covers every thing,
    Looks like the road crew was right on top of the plowing too.. don't you just love those big snow drifts they leave at the end of your drive way? :mad:

    We use to live on a rural road and every now and then , the snowplower would knock down our mail box.. was so frustrating! If the drifts were high enough we just shoved our mailbox in the drift til hubby could get the pole fixed again,, We even use to try to flag our box too so they could see it but if its a real blizzard then we understand how their vision would not be so good at that time..But, any who , those days are over for us now..
    Enjoyed the picture, Ken, thanks for sharing,,, im sure there will be more snow coming your way in the future .. and maybe some more pics for us to see too?
    Also. be so very careful of ice under snow.. I have taken a few flips in the air myself .. and its not fun..o_O
     
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  6. Louise Williams

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    Here is a few of my throwback pix for you Ken when we lived in Rockland.

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    And Chickawakee Lake where some people were skating..

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    And this old brave sole who would run every winter with only wearing his shorts,,he did wear gloves tho....lol Look how red his back is ,its so cold.. and he always ran with a large rock in each hand too..

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    Fab pictures Tiny....but My goodness...brrrrr!! what's with the semi nude guy in the snow.....?

    My husband's grandmother lived in Montreal, and when he was a child he was sent all by himself on a flight from the uk to stay with his grandmother for several weeks of the year, and she would always take him on vacation to Maine. Unfortunately he can't remember which part of Maine, last time he visited he was just a young teen...but he remembers the trips well .. :D..
     
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  8. Louise Williams

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    That man is a runner and was well known to everyone in the Rockland area..was even a write up in the paper about him once.... Im guessing he's still running,lol...
    So your hubby is French as well ? my hubs parents and his grandmother were from Canada, he speaks some French but only enough to get by on..
     
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    NO Not at all.:D.my husband is English born and bred, as was his paternal grandmother, but in her middle age after her son, ( my o/h's father, married) she left the UK for a whole new life in Canada!!
     
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    Great pictures Tiny Louise. Not had any snow here yet but, when it arrives, I'm wondering whether to try that 'snow running'. :eek::D
     
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    Rockville is a ways away from Millinocket. It's along the coast, while Millinocket is nearer to the geographical center of the state.
     
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    there is a little town in Maine near Augusta the is famous for their sign.. Ive been in there a few times and by crackie, they do sell wedding gowns and guns and of course cold beer..that place is a hoot.. :D. I will try to think of the town ,,having a brain cramp now..

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    Ok, I found it ,, its in the town of Windsor.
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    @Louise Williams, isn't Rockland the Lobster Capitol? I recall driving through...or is that Rockport?
     
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    However, these places aren't anywhere near Millinocket. Maine isn't that small of a state.
     
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    I know that Ken, these are just some fun places to visit.. im sorry if I posted the wrong pics here on your post..,,. I will get rid of them,sorry..

    ok , I don't see any where to delete the posts.. ,,I was able to delete my last post, but cant seem to get into the posts with the pictures..could you please delete all those and the ones on page one for me ?? thanks , I will be sure not to come here again unless it has to do with Millinocket Maine,,

    P.S. there is no Rockville, Maine along the coast that I know of, but there is a Rockland, and a Rockport , Maine..
     
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