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Larry Grant
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This was my ride, C131F from VR-30 at NAS Alameda, CA.
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Travel day October 8, 2015
Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park  An antenna array at the Naval Communications Station, Cutler, Maine Larry at the eastern most point in the United States with West Quoddy Lighthouse A pileup by glacier Library, Gouldsboro Maine, a favorite Rogues Bluff...
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On being asked "What did you do this summer?"
30 years ago, in 1985, I was working for the South Portland, Maine School Department.  I worked in the Business Office where we worked 52 weeks a year.  Every year when the teachers came back one or more of them would ask "that" question; I finally wrote th...
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The geezers days off
  The geezer has pneumonia and little energy.  I'll take a couple of days off.
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Beautiful music, made the old way - real old
Shaping up the Cello Photo: Gabor Degre, Bangor Daily News   In the City of Bangor, Maine a craftsman plies his trade the old way.  Nathan Slabodkin has made violins, cellos and violas in a time honored fashion.   The cello being built now is made to a plan...
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Watch out! Danger!
Taking a huge risk Photo: www.pak101.com   You see that guy?  He is not a real electrician.  Someone else I know also wanted to be an electrician, he work with electricians every day for years, but he couldn't pass the test.   My friend Roger is a licensed ...
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Somebody could get hurt
First of all Happy New Year.  I have some hope of progress this year, I might have more hope if it were a wee bit warmer - but this is January and it ain't going to happen. Norton was a bit upset when he arrived yesterday at coffee.  Roger asked him if he'd...
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He called it The Flash!
A Meteor during the 2009 Leonid shower - click to enlarge Photo: www.wikipedia.org   Yesterday at coffee Norton came in.  He was all excited about The Flash.  He claims to have been walking his dogs in the field at his home when he saw it.  He told us it wa...
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Fire traps and eyesores
The Hayford property at Hammond and Franklin Photo: Courtesy of Dick Shaw via Bangor Daily News   The people in the City of Bangor, Maine were worried in 1914 about the condition of some buildings in the City which were dilapidated and a danger.  The City h...
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Dependability is 100 years old
1914 Dodge Brothers Model 30 Photo: Dodge Photos   Dependability has been a word for 100 years.  Really.  The word was "coined" by an advertising man, Theodore McManus, in advertising for the Dodge Brothers new model.   Using a process known as anthimeria M...
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