We’ll celebrate A WHITE THANKSGIVING at The Farmstead in Central Maine.
Wishing you a Safe & Happy Holiday! ~ Bette A. Stevens
A few thoughts on writing and a NEW VERY SHORT STORY from me to you! READ IT HERE… ~ Bette A. Stevens
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As a save-everything-I’ve-ever-written-writer I put together a short story for you. During a brief three year jaunt along my journey as a writer (1995-1997), I kept a special journal to document what we still refer to as our California Vacation. I’m taking a small section from my journal to rewrite for this post. Our 2014 winter in Central Maine has been brutal. We still have over a foot of frozen snow in the back field. It’s been a long and bitter New England winter. A trip back in time to bask in the California sun sounds pretty soothing to this Mainer right now. So here we go.
It was hard to believe we were leaving as we headed southwest in our 1988…
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I love nature and usually have a little notepad and pencil with my on my nature walks. Nature is inspiring… I was resting and reflecting down by one of my favorite spots, a lovely little brook nearby. Suddenly a few golden word nuggets grabbed me when I spotted the fall asters dancing in the breeze. ~ Bette A. Stevens
Maine Lobster: Any way you’ll like it!
- Solving Maine’s lobster predicament (cbsnews.com)
- Lobster-Bake Package for Two or Four or 4, 6, 8, or 10 Live Maine Lobsters from GetMaineLobster.com (Up to 58% Off) (bxcheapskate.com)
- Maine may increase lobster processing capacity (cbc.ca)
Originally posted on Back Road Journal:
The most famous sandwich in New England is a lobster roll. What can you say about a lobster roll? After all, it is just a sandwich served on what most people would call a hotdog or frankfurter bun. But what a sandwich it is! It consists of succulent, sweet lobster meat barely dressed with mayonnaise and served on a buttered and toasted “New England style” hotdog roll. It is Yankee simplicity at its’ best. Oh my, is it good…wicked good as a New Englander would say.
While spending my summers in Maine, I often write about my travels around the state mentioning beautiful places to explore and good food to seek out when you visit. It might be a well known white tablecloth restaurant or a seafood “shack” by the water. When I mention eating lobster, the comments from readers is always about wanting to try a lobster roll when…
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Originally posted on Back Road Journal:
Spending a holiday in the state of Maine is on the bucket list of many people. Ask the place they most want to visit and the answer probably will be Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
What is the draw that has so many of us wanting to spend time in one of Maine’s top destinations? In the 1800’s, American’s wealthiest families spent time in this beautiful spot…the Astors, Carnegies, Fords, Morgans, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Why did they all pick this particular spot? What brought the rich and famous to the area is also what brings tourists from all over the world to this special place. The answer is the natural beauty and the simplicity of the land.
Mention Bar Harbor and people immediately think of lighthouses, lobsters, and…
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