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Jul 24, 2006, 9:53 pm

I hope people saw the blog post about the LibraryThing cook-out:

Saturday August 5th, around 5pm
28 Atlantic Street, Portland Maine

Come one and all.

2brewergirl Primeira Mensagem
Jul 24, 2006, 10:36 pm

I like the group idea. And I'm humbled to be part of such a select group!

I did indeed see the post about the cookout. I've got a family "thing" earlier that afternoon, but I'd love to come by afterwards if I can.

Martha Day

3conceptbooks Primeira Mensagem
Jul 24, 2006, 10:47 pm

A great idea! Thank you for inviting me. My wife and I would love to attend and bring whatever might be needed. See you there.

4bittersweet Primeira Mensagem
Jul 25, 2006, 12:38 am

Thanks for inviting me. But can we change the group logo to an image of a giant mutant lobster towering Godzilla-like over the city of Portland?

5acadian Primeira Mensagem
Jul 26, 2006, 8:01 am

Oh, but that might send the message of the "two Maines!"
Actually, I've been listing my mysteries and knitting books first, and my Maine and genealogy books will follow eventually.
Cheers from inland, and Tim, how cool that LT is from Maine. You do us proud.

6killearnan Primeira Mensagem
Jul 26, 2006, 9:06 am

Mainer in exile here...... According to family lore, I was made in ME but my exile started early enough that I was born in that other ;-) state (MA). But I still spend time in ME (and will be a ME taxpater when my father dies and I inherit his land..........).

Tim managed to pick one of the weekends this summer I won't be in ME for the LT cookout (pout!).

Jul 26, 2006, 3:04 pm

Fellow LTer Woctune and I live just up the street (literally) so we'll stop by barring calamity.

8AlanDBrewer Primeira Mensagem
Jul 26, 2006, 8:52 pm


Longfellow, born just around the corner and down the hill from you on Fore Street, would be proud of LT. I'm sure he would join!

Let's send out the word for other (and living) Maine authors to show us their bookshelves!

Trivia: Can anyone locate Longfellow's birthplace (long ago demolished) by suggesting what one might smell there? (Hint: Not Portland Harbor at low tide and not baked beans if the wind blows from the northeast.)

Jul 27, 2006, 8:55 pm

A query re: "suchnot"

In Maine I've always heard "whatnot" but never "suchnot."

As in: "Bert loaded up his gear, all his boots and traps, all his chum bags and chum buckets and traps, and piled his foul weather gear and whatnot in the bow, which made someone on the pier shout, 'Bert, she's wallowin'!'."

Is it suchnot or whatnot? Is there a regional idiom at work here? What would Marshall Dodge say?

"Cultch" is also a fine Maine word.

10miar Primeira Mensagem
Jul 28, 2006, 11:13 am

Can ex mainers join? :)

Jul 28, 2006, 11:14 am

Can ex mainers join? :)

Jul 30, 2006, 6:40 am

Absolutely. I joined the "Bostonians" group!

Jul 30, 2006, 4:16 pm

I'm wondering if our most commonly shared book is a result of Howard Dean's booksigning visit to Portland back in '04. All those with signed copies, say "aye". (aye).

Jul 31, 2006, 3:06 am

I figured it had to be "remainder drift" from Vermont.

15interstices Primeira Mensagem
Ago 2, 2006, 9:55 pm

Hey, this is fantastic! Hope to see you at the cook-out on Saturday! I've begun adding my collection, but keep getting distracted by having fun reading around...

Ago 3, 2006, 12:31 am

aye. stood in line when i was supposed to be at work. we had the golden retriever who decided he *really* liked Dr. Dean.

Ago 3, 2006, 7:07 am

It's fortunate golden retrievers don't get to vote... :)

Ago 8, 2006, 12:48 am

If they did we'd have a slab of bacon as president and we'd be paying taxes in the form of tennis balls and tummy rubs.

Hmm. I think we should let them vote.

19rkilby Primeira Mensagem
Ago 8, 2006, 7:32 pm

Thanks for the invitation to the group!

Editado: Ago 23, 2006, 10:18 am

This is the last week in the season at The Theater at Monmouth. I just bought tickets for the last performance of The Tempest. If you haven't been, it's a beautiful little quality theater out in the country with the cow pastures. The building itself is worth a look. There's space for picnicking, and it's well worth the drive.

Out 19, 2006, 5:43 pm

ah, among my own kind. Mainer from "away" here. Home is only barely recognizable these days...a house crammed into every space half acreage. I knew I had to join this group when I catalogued my copy of The History of Paris, Maine and no one else had a copy. Sigh.

btw, my (then) 84 year old mother was quite irked that Anita Shreve moved Fortunes Rocks from Biddeford to New Hampshire in her book by the same name. She was born and raised there, the only year-round people at the time.

Mar 1, 2007, 1:43 am

Does being a Univ of Maine graduate qualify?

Mar 5, 2007, 5:09 pm

I hope this will be of interest to folks in the Mainer group. I had the opportunity to meet some of you last summer at Tim's barbecue. My wife and I are opening a bookshop in Portland this Spring which will specialize in books on food, wine and the arts. The shop has been named 'Rabelais', and will have new, out-of-print and rare books, as well as some prints, photographs and ephemera. We're building now, in the space between Hugo's and Pepperclub, on perhaps the ultimate foodie block in Portland. You can see a bit of what we're about on our nascent website: We'd love people's feedback on what to carry, what you like in a shop, don't like, etc. Thanks.

Editado: Jul 20, 2007, 1:13 am

Do you have to be from Maine to join this group? Could you be moving to Maine in a couple of weeks?

Jul 20, 2007, 2:56 am

Welcome! Of course not. Where are you moving to, and why?

Editado: Jul 20, 2007, 1:55 pm

I've been offered a position as a librarian at the University of Maine (Orono), so I'll be moving to the Bangor area.

Jul 20, 2007, 7:20 pm

Cool. Welcome to the state. Let us know if you ever want to grab a beer in Portland.

Jul 20, 2007, 8:14 pm

Welcome, Katya - from an Orono alumnus himself!

Jul 21, 2007, 1:54 am


Ago 21, 2007, 11:37 am

Oh no! I missed it! Bummer.

Ago 22, 2007, 1:50 am

Sorry Lacefairy. (And hello in Farmington...)