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From: Carolyn Craig Caldarelli
Date: Tue Dec 31 18:22:25 UTC 2002
Dick, I doubt that Laurie would know but Don Keirstead knows about it. He was in the Maysville School when I was in the Hayford School. And indeed I can send you a copy of the Hayford picture but I will have to find it first,then I will scan it and send to an e-mail address that you give me. I moved here to Kentucky in April and the pictures are all in boxes but I could find it, I'm sure.I sure am glad that you are working on the country schools. Its almost a lost memory now, but I know kids would love to hear about the way we "country kids" went to school.We had about 50 in our school and one teacher (who usually boarded at our house) took care of them all. I sure don't remember any discipline problems!! So many memories.....
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Dec 31 17:37:14 UTC 2002
I, indeed, will give Alice Condon a ring. That's great lead. Many thanks. What's her telephone # or her husband's name; there's no Alice listed in the phone book.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Dec 31 17:33:05 UTC 2002
Carolyn C....
I know what to do: I'll call Lauri (Lamoreau) Kierstead who lives just up the Caribou Road from the Parkhurst Road. Perhaps she or her husband can show me exactly where the school house was. I'd give my eye teeth for a copy of that Hayford School photo. Can we arrange it?
From: marc libby
Date: Tue Dec 31 17:09:10 UTC 2002
Just was thinking about Ma Dudley's.. family style eating in everyone's Grandma's house.. Her waitress Missy who was so sweet...real special place..
From: Carolyn Craig Caldarelli
Date: Tue Dec 31 14:00:26 UTC 2002
Dick, Judy Burleigh and I were in the class of '52,not '51. And, you will not find a clue of the school now as its just a field but the Keirstead's house is still across the road and there used to be a store that sold gas directly across the road from the school,and a little house next to it. Reginald Brown from Caribou and his sister Joyce lived there at one time. Boy, the memories start to come back when you get talking about "old times"! I have a picture of the school house that Olen Grendell gave me before he passed away. Feels good talking about this.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Tue Dec 31 12:45:28 UTC 2002
Dick: please check with my aunt, Alice Condon, (Houlton Road) regarding a few of the "old country schools". She's a wealth of information.
Happy New Year everyone, from sunny Florida
From: David Thibodeau
Date: Tue Dec 31 11:36:39 UTC 2002
I would like to say A big hello to everyone in Presque Isle and an even bigger hello to Dick Graves.I am sending you all a quick message to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR from Adelaide South Australia.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Dec 31 10:17:32 UTC 2002
Carolyn C.
Thanks for your response on Hayford School. Molly (Parks) Andrews (class of'60 as I am) is doing a history of the P.I. school system. Since we're classmates and and I do much P.I. history myself, Molly has asked me to scout around for information concerning the 20 or so rural schools which existed in the P.I. area before they were discontinued back in the '40's. Now I just gotta know exactly where that school was. I'll go looking on your directions, but probably will find nothing.
You were class of '51; I'm looking at a '51 year book right now. Judy Burleigh lives just 2 stones' (maybe 4) throw from me. From time to time I come in contact with many of your old. classmates. Do you remember the school house on the corner of the Parkhurst Road and the Reach Road down by the river?
From: Carolyn Craig Caldarelli
Date: Tue Dec 31 04:13:01 UTC 2002
Dick, the Maysville grange WAS the Reach Road school. The Hayford school was further up the road towards Caribou, close to the radio station. I lived down that cross road by the station and Kilpatrick's lived where the road comes on the Caribou road. Then the next farmhouse towards PI was Keirstead's and the school was right across the road.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Dec 31 01:03:38 UTC 2002
Carolyn C.
I've only heard of the Hayford School. I'd like to know exactly where it was in relation to Maysville School, now Maysville Grange 153. Maysville Grange building is right on the corner of the Caribou Road and Parkhurst Road. It's closed now and dilapidated.
From: Carolyn Craig Caldarelli
Date: Tue Dec 31 00:20:37 UTC 2002
Just wondered if anyone remembers the Hayford school (not the Reach Rd school that is still there) on the Caribou road across the road from Earl Keirstead's. I went there from 1939 til 1948. It burned in 1948. Happy New Year everyone!!
From: Bruce Norsworthy
Date: Mon Dec 30 23:34:44 UTC 2002
Hello Presque Isle and Happy New Year. I am a former resident now living in Eagle River, Alaska. Nice site.
From: Mike McNelly
Date: Mon Dec 30 21:00:59 UTC 2002
Hi to the former Sharon Desmond-Hope all is well-checked the Web Cam-where's the snow?
From: Greg Hafford
Date: Mon Dec 30 13:34:40 UTC 2002
Morning PI, Just wanted to say hello before you go into the New Year. Keep the roads cleared and watch for falling snowballs.
From: Wally Bolstridge
Date: Mon Dec 30 12:19:53 UTC 2002
Hello Maine. I am here wondering what the weather is there, so I will go to the cam and see this morning! Happy Holidays! To all, And to all, a good nite . I've to get some sleep. Talk to ya later.
From: tenlee
Date: Mon Dec 30 05:33:06 UTC 2002
Yes, Dr. Donahue was a GREAT dr! And I remember when I had to go to his office, the walk seemed so long from Main Street, down back and up the little hill (below Wilder's Jewelry Store). I also remember him making house calls! As a kid, I was a bit afraid of the "black bag" and his voice was rather deep (lol)... but he was awesome!
From: mona blanchard
Date: Sun Dec 29 23:57:13 UTC 2002
Dr. Donahue was our family Dr. We just loved him, his office was in back and under where Wilder's jewelry store is, the drug store was beside Wilders. We sure missed our good Doctor.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sun Dec 29 21:38:50 UTC 2002
Posie ....
I'm a little confused about your father's office on Main St. You said it was below the Drug Store by the Braden Theatre. Would you be a bit more specific. Apparently I never knew where his office was. I'm a bit embarrassed.....
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Sun Dec 29 18:27:36 UTC 2002
My Dad was Dr. Gerald Donahue and was a family practitioner/pediatrician dr. for about 30 years in P.I. He died in 1972 and practiced up until 2 days before he died . His office was below the Drugstore on Main St-near old Braden movie theatre. I graduated in 1970 from PIHS and lived there all my life on Dudley St.- 2 minute walk away from Gus's/Gus's daugther's corner store.
Happy New Years! Got back from Hampton,Ga. Enjoyed it but it was a hoot with 3 dogs,1 cat, and the rest of the family- can't mention all of their quirks; I am sure they'd say the same about me!
From: Sandee Thorne Gendron
Date: Sun Dec 29 13:42:42 UTC 2002
Happy to be back in MAINE...there's more to life than the weather...but I don't know if I was ready for this much snow!It was definitely a white xmas!Happy New Year to my warm Florida friends...Jeanne and Kirk!And Marc and Pam in AZ!
From: Rebecca Guernsey
Date: Sun Dec 29 00:18:06 UTC 2002
Very cold here in Anchorage today. Northern Lights have been marvelous. The 30 and 31st is a National meet in PI and I hope you all will go out and support the atheletes.
From: Meredith Libby Carr
Date: Sat Dec 28 19:37:06 UTC 2002
Hi Tenlee,

We got 20" in Damariscotta. These past couple of days have been gorgeous with our "Aroostook sky". Usually the sky on the coast is much grayer than the deep blue of Aroostook. It's nice to have this yucky brown grass covered for once. It's nice to hear from you. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, well, I guess it's not over yet. I'm heading to PI this weekend. I'll try waving at the camera. I've got to check out the Burlock Rd. I know it will be pretty out there, hoping to snowshoe up on our hill.
From: Greg Hafford
Date: Fri Dec 27 19:54:38 UTC 2002
Just a few lines to say hi to anyone that's listening. Living in North Carolina. Still think of PI, but don't miss the cold.
From: Tenlee
Date: Thu Dec 26 19:07:24 UTC 2002
Hi Merideth! You are my neighbor! I'm on Westport Island, and Marc said you are just up the coast! We got 18" of snow yesterday. It is beautiful, but hope it goes away before June! lol
From: Meredith Libby Carr
Date: Thu Dec 26 01:46:25 UTC 2002
Hi Carolyn and Mona, I hope you had a great Christmas. We are finally getting some real snow down here on the Maine coast. So far it's been like the Aroostook thick frost. :-) It's so much fun to see good friends on this site. Mona, Gwen is so busy with her new business that she hardly gets a chance to check her emails. So if she's not answering it's not that she's trying to ignore people. She's into flowers clear to her ears. She now delivers to most of the florists in Maine. Mum would be so proud of her. Happy New Year! Meredith
From: Carma
Date: Wed Dec 25 16:57:07 UTC 2002
Julie R. Remind me to never again say we are going to have a green Christmas! We are suppose to get a foot here at the beach into tomorrow. I did want a little but gee whiz.....:-)
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Wed Dec 25 12:09:45 UTC 2002
Hello Bill! Are you the one that I hung out with years ago? If so I went to your 30th Class Reunion this summer. Had a great time! E mail me. Karen
From: Bill Savary
Date: Wed Dec 25 08:50:55 UTC 2002
First snow on Christmas day since 1974. Expecting 15-30 inches after noontime here in central Massachusettes. Going to feel like the blizzard of '78. People cannot drive in snow here, hell, they can't drive their cah in the summah either. 8-)
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Tue Dec 24 13:32:27 UTC 2002
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Down here in Atlanta we are having heavy rain and thunder storms. Roads are flooding and there are wrecks all over Metro Atlanta! Thanks web.master for this wonderful site. I love seeing the snow! I would love to bring our boys up there in the winter to do some sking and snow mobiling! They would have a blast! To Posie not sure who you are but where in Atlanta are you headed too?
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Tue Dec 24 07:48:18 UTC 2002
Well, we are flying out in about 8 hrs. It is 2:45 a.m. and I am wide awake. Will sleep on plane! Merry Christmas to all! D.C. may have a dusting of snow but they say people can still drive- that's questionable since most people drive terribly even without snow! This holiday season I have been almost hit several times trying to walk in the mini malls near my house and then a young dude flicked me off when he wanted the right of way. I must admit I honked my horn at him afterwards!Where is the holiday spirit? We all seem to busy to enjoy the season. I plan to kick back some when I arrive in Atlanta to a house with 2 dogs,l cat, goldfish and a Dad that screams periodically at a high functioning 6th grade autistic child. All of us will be there so it will still be enjoyable! Will be back Fri. late so will be here to veg out for New Years. I get drunk on one wine cooler!
From: Marian
Date: Mon Dec 23 18:03:43 UTC 2002
Just looking in today to say : Happy Holidays to all! And to the Webmaster, Thank you, sir for a wonderful reminder of Home. You bring a little bit of White Christmas to those of us in the "snowless" parts of this world.
From: Carma-a.k.a. shauna
Date: Mon Dec 23 13:50:11 UTC 2002
Julie R, thanks for the lighthouse cross-stitch you sent down with dad. You did a great job on it! Merry Christmas to my dad and brothers and friends and their familys.! :-) Looks like we are going to have a green Christmas here at the beach this year!
From: Jeremiah Garcia
Date: Mon Dec 23 02:19:36 UTC 2002
Just looking for some information on the city of Presque Isle. I am being transferring to Presque Isle at the end of Febuary. So If anybody could be of some help. I'm trying to find out some information regarding things to do and a apartment to rent. Any information would be helpful Thank-you.
From: Carolyn Craig Caldarelli
Date: Sun Dec 22 16:20:28 UTC 2002
Yes Arch, after my mother died in 1993 at the age of 96, my brother said to my sister and me, "well, we are the old timers now!" Now he passed away in 2001 and how much I know that we are the "old timers"! But like you said, its a state of mind and we have to keep busy and ignore the signs of old age! I had an Aunt that once said, people used to get old and die, now they get old and linger....Well, I want to linger and DO something! Everyone have a good Christmas and do't forget the reason! Carolyn
From: Arch
Date: Sun Dec 22 00:48:32 UTC 2002
I had the same thought about the oldtimers after wandering around Mapleton this summer.I arrived at the realisation that my generation are the oldtimers now. Time stands still for no one. But as someone said age is a state of mind so I am still 21 and holding.
Peace on Earth Arch
From: mona blanchard
Date: Sat Dec 21 23:46:46 UTC 2002
Hi Carolyn and merideth, this sight is so great. I sent this on to Gwen, hope she gets in here someday. Have a merry christmas and happy new year.
From: Carolyn Craig Caldarelli
Date: Sat Dec 21 15:57:30 UTC 2002
Hi Meredith! Yep! 'tis me! Where are you living now? Yes, we go back alonnnnng time! The old timers have all gone and only wonderful memories left now. Most people don't remember PI like we did but that was another era! Have a wonderful Christmas and God Bless! Carolyn
From: Meredith Libby Carr
Date: Sat Dec 21 03:57:39 UTC 2002
Carolyn, are you the Carolyn Craig as in Clyde and Bea being your parents? If so, wow, our families go way back together. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy Kentucky!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Thu Dec 19 01:04:29 UTC 2002
Ellen B.
I remember Mackin's although I was only 5 or 6 when it was a popular spot for afterschool high schoolers. Remember the tables in the back on the left? That's when cokes were a nickel. Thats when one would hear "Heartaches" or "Peg o' My Heart" (Harmonicats...one of my favorites) or "Dance Ballerina" by Vaughn Monroe on the radio or from the juke box. Didn't you love it?
Don't forget that the baseball field at the fairgrounds was named after Bill Mackin. Bill lived up on Barton St....wife, Belle, adopted daughter, Yvonne.
Wight's Furniture was there until 1920 when they built their own buiding around the corner. Also same place WAGM purchased in the '50's and built a TV station out back....
From: P at Cray Brazicki
Date: Wed Dec 18 22:09:46 UTC 2002
Sonney is how I remember him also. We went all thru' grade school together. James (in Westfield )is his son. Gene lived out on the West Ridge Road. Had a sister named Judy and a brother named Dennis? Fathers' name Earl (your grandfather) and twin brother named Ellery (who was a patient of mine in Presque Isle Hospital when it was called Arthur Gould Hospital.)When my memory kicks in, it really gets carried away!! Ellery was Sonney's father. Any of this ring a bell? Thanks for responding
From: Rebecca Lunney Guernsey
Date: Wed Dec 18 20:45:15 UTC 2002
Pat, I just spoke with Dad, because we always refered to James, Sr as Sonny, it didn't register. He lives in Portland, Me
From: Rebecca Lunney Guernsey
Date: Wed Dec 18 17:15:14 UTC 2002
No more snow here in Anchorage! It stopped very quickly, but has gotten a little colder than PI. Pat B, my Dad is Gene Lunney, there's a James in Westfield, but not that old. Whose his Dad?
From: Dick Graves
Date: Wed Dec 18 01:09:42 UTC 2002
One other item: Back sometime in the early to mid '50's, I was playing in your backyard nd your mother made me a "Sandwich Spread" sandwich. Now...."Sandwich Spread" was a product which came in a jar just like mayonnaise. It was mayonnaise mixed with minced pickle (relish). From time to time I still make a sandwich only I mix the mayonnaise and relish. It's inevitable that when eating that sandwich I can only think of that day behind your house on Whitney. I simply can't separate the two. That's the first time I ever told anybody and now the world knows.
From: Stuart Roderick
Date: Wed Dec 18 00:19:37 UTC 2002
Yes Dick, I have seen the exhibit at the airport. A tremendous and beautiful
job. I may still have a few more slides for you, if I can find them as they are scatter thru out. As soon as I was informed of this site, I passed it one to several others in my class. Sure do miss the old place..Our class had a tour of the high school, what a change from when the class of '52 was there.
From: Patricia Cray Brazicki
Date: Tue Dec 17 23:18:40 UTC 2002
Posie...I get my tickets at the lowest fares by clicking on to Priceline.com. You name your price, needs and requirements plus dates, submit, and then check back in 15 min. to find out if your offer was accepted. I saved $75. the last time. Calling the airlime direct and asking for 'super-saver' also is a savings. The down-side is: this time of year everybody's going south,hence seats sometimes full; you may have to change planes; and tickets a little more pricey right now.Hope this helps a little.
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Tue Dec 17 15:25:04 UTC 2002
O.k. glad we lost the snow and ice. I slipped on it almost a week ago and am just recovering. I didn't break any bones but got a contusion on my knee and pulled the rest of my tired old muscles. Doc said I'd be without pain in 10 days- almost there.
Fresman initiation- my brother Mike was taken out in the woods and had his sneakers thrown away. Mom was a bit mad,as anyone that knew her my Mom was a great person but when angry you knew it. She made my brother tell her who did it and called them up and informed them that they would go retrieve his sneakers; if memory serves me correctly the guys involved gladly accomplished the task. Happy Holidays! We will be in Atlanta,Ga. with my husband's family. Anyone know of good web sites for cheap flights- haven't found any good rates yet so may have to drive. Ugh!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Dec 17 10:59:37 UTC 2002
Speaking of freshman initiation rites.....it was Pooch Roderick's brother, Pete, who, with a bunch of others like Phil Tardy and Nate White, took me for a ride (fall of '56) to Mapleton, somewhere deep into the woods. There I was made to do push-ups and later walk home. Somehow, I don't believe they do those fun initiation rites anymore....'fraid of lawsuits.
As an aside, Pooch's nephew, Greg, and I have become sort of buddies.....we're both part of the Air Museum at the terminal in P.I.. Pooch, you've contributed a photo or two to the Museum; they're the ones of the DC-3 from the '50's. Have you seen 'em?
From: Pat Cray Brazicki
Date: Tue Dec 17 01:03:23 UTC 2002
Hey, Hey, Pooch and Ellen. You both signed my yearbook tho' I'm sure you probably don't remember a lowly freshman. You may have had a hand in the initiation rites, tho' much tamer then than today!! Thanks Marc and Larry for the E-mail.
From: Carolyn Craig-Caldarelli
Date: Mon Dec 16 23:34:19 UTC 2002
Great site...thanks Poochie! Born and raised in PI and lived the past 20 yrs. in Caribou.But now I live in Kentucky since April and love it! Liked the snow when I was younger but glad to be free of it now! In the 60's today. Great site tho and I will read often. Good luck..
From: Ellen Hay Bell
Date: Mon Dec 16 22:36:19 UTC 2002
I got this from Stuart Roderick. It is really fun to see Main Street on the webcam. It looks a lot like it did in 1952 when I graduated from PIHS.
From: Stuart Roderick aka Pooch
Date: Mon Dec 16 21:54:45 UTC 2002
Born in Limestone, grow up in P.I. & graduted from PIHS in 1952. What a great site. Got it from Marc Libby. I now live in Phoenix. Get back to P.I. every fall to hunt with my brother. Was just there in July for my 50th reunion. I look forward to all of my visits to the County and seeing old friends, but glad to have a return ticket to the desert.

From: Danny
Date: Mon Dec 16 18:16:28 UTC 2002
Hey Tractor Troy its supposed to be in the 60's here Dec. 18th. HAHA
From: DeWitt C. Fillmore
Date: Mon Dec 16 00:20:46 UTC 2002
I want to thank both Jeff and Dick for responding to my messages. I recently had the opportunity to visit Jack Pasqual in San Antonio, TX. It had been 52 years since I had seen or heard from Jack. We were both in the class of '48. Again, thanks Dick for your message. I agree, I don't believe we've ever met, but like you, I knew of you and some of your activities. Do you ever see Paul Higgins? He and I are still very close friends after so many years. We both learned to fly about the same time 1946, I think was the year that we both soloed in an Aeronca 7AC from a grass strip out on the Caribou Road. Again, Jeff, keep up the good work in maintaining this web site, and Dick, I will probably be back in PI next summer for my 55 class reunion ... even Jack Pasqual said he'd be there. Jeff, Jack's father was John Pasqual, owner (?) Boston Shoe Store, next to what used to be Thompson's Drug Store or next to the Boone Block on Main Street.
From: marc libby
Date: Sun Dec 15 03:43:57 UTC 2002
Myrna ,great words of honest sentiment. Thank you for them..

"Celebrate me home, play me one more song so that when ever I find myself too all alone, I can sing me home... " Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to those from home, where ever they are..
From: Myrna (Cray) Condon
Date: Sun Dec 15 01:30:10 UTC 2002
I've been peeking in for a few weeks now, reading all your interesting comments. It seems like such a neat connection with past and present, so like others, I offer my thanks to the engineer. I readily identify with the notes of nostalgia, as I have many good memories of my childhood there. As an adult, I truly appreciate the values I learned from being reared in the often tough and severe, but beautiful, Aroostook County. Now I live in picturesque Southeastern Massachusetts, just a breath from the ocean that I used to long for as a child. I love to go back and visit Aroostook during potato blossom time, as I did this past summer - the landscape is absolutely awesome, and it is so much warmer than the beautiful winter there. I graduated from PIHS Class of 1964 and would love to hear from others in my class if you're out there. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
From: Arch
Date: Sun Dec 15 00:25:14 UTC 2002
Are you the J Clark that worked at Shalek Bag Co.? I think it was Shalek, I used to work with a Jim Clark somewhere, to much water under the bridge to remember for sure
From: Shauna
Date: Sat Dec 14 18:15:00 UTC 2002
Hey shell! Glad to see you found this great website. Now you can see your mom or sisters driving by some day! and Thanks for the compliment. It does look quite as usual in P.I. but the good thing about "Home" is that it changes...but always stays the same. (does that make sense?) lol. I also send my condolences to the Carter family and may they find peace this holiday season. We're thinking of you Denise and family.
From: Shelley Palange
Date: Sat Dec 14 15:33:59 UTC 2002
Wow! Nice to see someone I know posting in here...LOL Hey hey Carmie! "How ya doin' ?" LOL
I have been browsing around... watching the cam and man, PI is just as dead as I remember it. Guess back then when we were all up that way we found things to do in the company of good "true" friends. I can say one thing, Carma, you are one of the truest friends anyone could have.
Well, just thought I would run my yap a bit.... make my fluffy presence known lmao, like anyone cares lmao... Hello and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU!

From: Julie R.
Date: Sat Dec 14 12:27:56 UTC 2002
yes, we know who u are Carm..LOL Hope you had a good visit when your dad came down Tuesday. Condolences go out to the family and friends of Ivan Carter who recently passed away.
From: Carma
Date: Sat Dec 14 11:00:07 UTC 2002
Hey Cindy in Mapleton...This is me.."Shauna" glad that you are so concerened..but no worrys...I dont think anyone really cared who's name I was going under. after all...Jr. cote only has so many kids...I think they already knew. And no...I didnt get shauna from t.v. my pea brain thought of it all by its lonesome. LOL Happy holidays Everyone! Thanks for the newest pics. Dick, sure makes Presque look diffrent than when I was a kid.
Date: Sat Dec 14 09:26:51 UTC 2002
From: Pam Thorne Nappo
Date: Sat Dec 14 05:04:10 UTC 2002
Hi Mark I am also in Az in Mesa right by Phoenix. Send me a note I would love to see you.
From: Patricia Brazicki
Date: Fri Dec 13 23:15:10 UTC 2002
Born in good old P.I circa 1937, I am enjoying reading the letters from old "Mainers". Even tho' I've been away for many years, I try and get back at least once a year. Can't beat the food, scenery, hospitality and service from local establishments. Really miss all the Maine "ameniies". Appreciate the web being set up, as I daily "wax" nostalgic, and check in to see Main St. an read all the new letters and the news. My son, Greg Hoyt, would like to get in touch with Marc Libby. Also, I went to school with James Lunney Sr., and wondered if Rebecca Lunney is related? Here in Ct.< we have more snow than Maine it looks like , if Main St. is any indication. Pat Cray Brazicki
From: Rebecca Lunney Guernsey
Date: Fri Dec 13 19:49:53 UTC 2002
We FINALLY got snow yesterday!! It started to melt but now coming down very steady. We will have a white Christmas and all the snow machiners are very happy
From: Dick Graves
Date: Fri Dec 13 00:47:42 UTC 2002
If the viewers punch into "Discussion Forum", you'll find a photo of the west side of Main St. facing Mackin's Drug Store, City Drug Store, the old Army and Navy and A.M. Smith's. The photo was taken in the mid '50's. Up above in front of the old Woolworth's store, is where I shined shoes in the early '50's. If I made 25 or 50 cents in a morning, I walked in tall clover! The next 2 shots are of the State St. Bridge, one from 1920 and the exact same view from around 1960. Downing's Mill can be seen on the later shot.
From: marc libby
Date: Fri Dec 13 00:38:31 UTC 2002
Lorrie, where in AZ? I'm in Phx..any other Pres Isle people out here?
From: Lorrie
Date: Thu Dec 12 06:06:30 UTC 2002
Am from PI and took my family back to visit over the summer. They loved it, except for the few mosquitos. Plan to return one summer. Great people & weather. Live in a big city now, but still have family there. Thanks for the views. Will enjoy checking this site...seeing the snow but not dealing with it! Love this Arizona weather! LOL
From: Webmaster
Date: Wed Dec 11 17:55:28 UTC 2002

I am in the process of reposting the old photos (including the ice skating ones) in our Discussion Forum. Dick has also sent a few new ones which will be posted there as well. Having them in the discussion forum will provide a great place for us to reminisce or ask questions about them. I would also encourage all users to become registered members in the forum. Thanks and enjoy!
From: Cheryl
Date: Tue Dec 10 20:00:32 UTC 2002
Can you put the pictures back on with the skating ring? I wanted to put it on my screensaver. thx
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Mon Dec 9 22:08:07 UTC 2002
Webmaster: thanks for your kind clarification. It did seem overly "dark" but it still gave us a sense of "HOME" to be watching the parade.
JULIE: Have a safe trip down, and when you get to Ft. Lauderdale, please let Bev know that I miss her emails!
From: Webmaster
Date: Mon Dec 9 18:09:05 UTC 2002
Folks, Main St. isn't quite as dark at night as it seems on the webcam. It is dark, yes, but the camera we are using isn't suited to low-light levels. Someday we hope to upgrade to a better system!
From: shauna
Date: Mon Dec 9 18:05:54 UTC 2002
Julie R., Kevin & boys...thanks for taking the time to wave in front of the camera during the light parade although it was too dark to see you...no...I'm still not laughing on how weird you must have looked...;-) The sidewalks are so darkened at night it is hard to tell anyone apart.
From: Julie M
Date: Sun Dec 8 05:38:43 UTC 2002
We got our snow and our share of cold weather! We still have snow on the ground but tomorrow will be in the 40's and it'll all be a nice slushy mess! Looking forward to sunny Florida in a couple of weeks. Anyone going to be down in South Florida? I'll be in the Ft.Lauderdale/Miami area from the 20th through the 2nd of January. I love the holiday boat parade in Ft. Lauderdale - a couple of years I was on a boat in the parade with a great salsa band. It's so much fun and if it's cool out - like in the high 50's and you're out on the water at night - and you're a Floridian - you think it's really cold!
From: Dick DeLong
Date: Sun Dec 8 02:29:55 UTC 2002
Just returned from the boat parade at Hernando Beach and it was terrific. Lots of boats covered with lites and lots of music. Temps about 65.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Sun Dec 8 00:38:51 UTC 2002
Hi all - again! The previous message I wrote was at 7:05 pm 12/7...........it's now 7:38 and we haven't seen too much of the parade -- a few trucks with lots of lights, and a few heads in front of the webcam........wish we could have been there to see the real thing, but Dick didn't send our tickets!
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Sun Dec 8 00:00:36 UTC 2002
Hi all: Jeanne and I are sitting here in Florida, waiting for the Light Parade to start. I just hope we'll be able to see some of it; it looks pretty dark up there!!
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Fri Dec 6 14:24:58 UTC 2002
O.K., I asked for the snow and I got it! Shoveled the driveway and steps down to the driveway. I heard kids on the hill behind us so I got my toboggan and joined them. I did a run by myself and then let a a boy talk me into going double with him on the front. Poor decision! A child at the bottom of the hill didn't see us coming and we crashed into him; Being on the back I didn't know what happened until I was picking myself up and realized that I had a terrific headache. I guess I must have a bit of Maine and a lot of foolishness in me. We all laughed so hard,though, when we found out we had survived. We said we could have made some money on America's Funniest Home Videos. Today I guess there is black ice on the road- waiting to decide if I drive my car or not. I know I know how to navigate but a lot of the fools in this area don't reduce their speed and run off the road or into you. I can't afford another increase in the auto policy. Take care,everyone.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Thu Dec 5 20:49:04 UTC 2002
Posie & Julie - When I saw Good Morning America today and both your cities were getting lots of snow, I thought of you. We have had 78 and 80 degree weather this week, but the cold front is supposed to arrive tonight and tomorrow only mid 60's! Hopefully it won't take you too long to dig out. Nobody won the $60 million Lotto last night so Carol Jean and I won't be there for the parade on Saturday. Have fun without us!
From: Rod Cray
Date: Thu Dec 5 14:54:24 UTC 2002
Hey, we even get snow here in Houston once or twice a year. Of course, one visible snowflake down here qualifies as a snowstorm. (LOL) When we do get an accumulation of any kind (it is rare) everything closes, they call a holiday and strike up the band. (well, at least the first one is true) We get a lot of rain instead. The difference between rain and snow....Rain Shovels Itself!!!
....Happy shovelling folks. (:->)
From: Julie M
Date: Thu Dec 5 13:20:39 UTC 2002
I just loved Mrs. Kitchen. I had her in the first grade at Gouldville. It's snowing here in New York City. The funniest sight is New Yorkers in a snowstorm - everyone uses umbrellas! Usually the snow melts when it hits the ground but today we may get enough that it looks like something by the end of the day. That doesn't happen often, only in the burbs. The kids love it. I like the memories of the snow but now I like nice warm weather!
From: Tenlee
Date: Thu Dec 5 12:33:34 UTC 2002
Larry K. I thought so! She was my teacher, and one of my favorites! She used to let us play in the back of the room if we finished all our work. She had the greatest doll house there! LOL
From: Larry Kitchen
Date: Thu Dec 5 11:27:17 UTC 2002
My Mother taught 2nd Grade at the Gouldville School for several years.
From: Tenlee
Date: Thu Dec 5 03:45:04 UTC 2002
Larry K. Was your mom a teacher at Gouldville by chance?
From: Larry Kitchen
Date: Thu Dec 5 02:43:30 UTC 2002
I have enjoyed checking out the web cam in Presque Isle. I do get back to Presque Isle a couple of times a year and always enjoy coming back to a place I call home. The weather forcast tonight in southeastern Pennsylvania is A Heavy Snow Warning of between 2-4 inches of snow. I told a few people around here that we had frost heavier than that when I lived in Northern Maine. The grocery stores have been cleaned out of bread and milk in anticipation of this storm. I graduated from PIHS in 1963. Thanks again for this site, I enjoy checking in and enjoy the webcam.
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Wed Dec 4 13:48:22 UTC 2002
We may get 2-4 in. of snow in the D.c. area between midnite and noon tomorrow. It will paralyze us; we just don't have enough snow plows. By the third or fourth snow of the year the cities have to borrow money to pay the bills for snow removal- or buy salt from counties that haven't used theirs. My street will get plowed out by supper- if I am lucky. I put on my L.L. Bean gumshoes and shovel out the sidewalk. The rest of my family will think it's too cold!
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Tue Dec 3 23:28:00 UTC 2002
DG: Jeanne and I have one last chance to win the lottery BIG tomorrow night. If we don't hit it, you're up for the plane tickets!!
From: cheryl
Date: Mon Dec 2 14:29:25 UTC 2002
Arch, I lived at 15 Parsons st. My Dad drove a bread truck for years. His name was Jack Wilson.
From: Shauna
Date: Mon Dec 2 10:51:38 UTC 2002
Does Presque Isle have a tree lighting ceremony like most other towns do or do they consider that tree lit up to UMPI "it"? I dont recall there ever being one while growing up but we always had one in Mapleton where my dad played Santa Claus and passed out candy across from the old Turner Garage which is now Trett's. I sure do miss the good ol' days when christmas wasnt so commercialized and decorations in stores actually waited until one holiday ended before decorating for the next....:-)
From: Sarah B. Bair (Sally)
Date: Mon Dec 2 03:27:27 UTC 2002
I hear it is Snowing in Presque Isle tonight Sunday Dec. 1. I see the Scenic Cam is not working. I hope it will be fixed very soon. I can tell that is the same picture that has been there for a couple of weeks. I love seeing the Cams. Being in South Louisiana we don't get much SNOW if any LOL........ Even at night I can see that Main St. has Snow on the street... Thanks for sharing your very nice small town with all..
From: Clayton Scott Johnson
Date: Mon Dec 2 01:04:42 UTC 2002
I just wanted to say Hi! to all the old friends I have in the county. I just found your site and enjoyed what I have seen. I trucked in and out of the county through the seventies and eighties and hunted there for many years. I miss the November hunting, the early snows, ice out and the many friends I made.
From: Harriet Libby Bitar
Date: Sun Dec 1 00:01:33 UTC 2002
We got about 8 inches of snow in CT on Wednesday, right before Thanksgiving. They closed schools and even the town hall. I guess the storm missed PI all together. It has never snowed that much this early here, in the 14+ years I've been here. It was very exciting for me. I get a little giddy when it snows. Must be the PI kid in me.
From: Bill T.
Date: Sat Nov 30 23:19:29 UTC 2002
Heyyyy, I hope you asked permission to solicit on this website. Maybe you should ask our webmaster to add links or something. This is a wonderful site and I hope it doesnt turn out to be a free for all with those who dont receive their own "hits" on their site. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
From: Matt
Date: Sat Nov 30 22:43:57 UTC 2002
Everyone in PI besure to catch the Green Mountain, NB temp on WAGM 8!! Check out my site @ www.weathersource.net
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Sat Nov 30 19:32:42 UTC 2002
Do I see snow on the ground in P.I.?
Survived Thanksgiving and onto pizza or
breakfast for today. Most of turkey is in the freezer.
From: Denise
Date: Sat Nov 30 16:01:04 UTC 2002
Hope everyone up to the county had a great Thanksgiving!!
From: Doug Hoyt
Date: Fri Nov 29 00:53:36 UTC 2002
I am from Oakville,it is alittle bit bigger than westfield,and smaller than Presque Isle.I don't fisf anymore,I don't like standing around,waiting forsomeone to put more fish in the water.LOL!! Onesy,twosy,oh Hummmmm.I have two younger bothers in Clearwater.They have lived there for about 15 years now.Never been there though,might someday.I here the golfing is great.fore!!!!
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Thu Nov 28 10:27:24 UTC 2002
Doug: where in CT are you? We moved down here to Florida from Vernon two years ago. Ray retired from Pratt after 25 years and we were some glad to get out of there!! And, of course, you're so right about the fishing!!
From: Marian
Date: Thu Nov 28 04:36:39 UTC 2002
Hello everyone..Just wanted to look in and tell you all what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. I am thankful for everything that life has given me. The good and the bad. It takes the bad to make us really appreciate the good. When God gives us joy, he tempers it with sorrow. I am thankful for this website, which lets me look in on the city where my children were born, and where I spent many, many happy years. Take care, my friends, and enjoy the holidays. Marian
From: Doug Hoyt
Date: Thu Nov 28 01:49:15 UTC 2002
Hi every one!Just got this site.It is nice.I lived in Westfeild for about 4 years,till I finished School.I remember the nice times I had growing up in such a nice town.The Trout fishing,nothing like down here in Conn.If you Don't me I am Rod Cray's nephew,though He might not admite it.LOL I like the web cam,it realy brings Presque Isle to Conn.Thanks
From: Rebecca Lunney Guernsey
Date: Wed Nov 27 17:24:21 UTC 2002
I can see the green bush in front of the webcam and know your all enjoying the snowless Holiday so far! We have people who are mowing their lawns here in Anchorage. I have a co-worker coming for the cross country ski meet the end of December. I know he will enjoy Aroostook County hospitality.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Wed Nov 27 11:41:34 UTC 2002
No, I'm not the webmaster, but simply a willing contributor to this great site. Jeff Clark is the mastermind behind crownofmaine.com and does an excellent job. If one of you wants a little background on Jeff, why don't you ask him to "stand up" and give a lttle personal information. I'm sure he'd be delighted.
Now, DeWitt Fillmore.....thanks for your acknowledgement, much appreciated. You're a person I've never met, but know (have met) everyone else in your family. Knew Jerre back in high school, because he was a good friend of my very first friend, Johnny Hone. Johnny and I lived across from each other on Second St.. I met Addy(ie) a few years ago at a pie social at the P.I. Historical house on Third, She was with your mother who played the piano that day as she usually does at those events. Also have read parts of your book. Kudos to you for being a published author, something few of us ever get to be.....
Date: Wed Nov 27 10:23:46 UTC 2002
lol...which Dick you talking about??? the Webmaster or Dick Graves?
Date: Wed Nov 27 10:21:58 UTC 2002
this isnt dick's web site..it belongs to someone else....
From: Fred Steeves
Date: Wed Nov 27 02:02:36 UTC 2002
This is a great site!
From: DeWitt C. Fillmore
Date: Wed Nov 27 00:38:50 UTC 2002
Dick, you've done a wonderful job for creating your web site a nostalgia trip for those of us who grew up in PI.
From: Dick DeLong
Date: Tue Nov 26 19:45:55 UTC 2002
Posie. drop me a note when you get a chance. we have a connection.
From: marc libby
Date: Tue Nov 26 16:29:35 UTC 2002
lived in portland area for quite a while, now here in phoenix...
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Tue Nov 26 13:56:47 UTC 2002
It's amazing how you read a few entries and then figure out who someone is talking about. I remember growing up with Nancy and Cindy Coffin; they lived right down the street. Oh, for the days when we knew a complete street. I only know half my street by seeing them walking in the neighborhood.
Thanks,Dick, for the info on the Bishops. I'll hold you to it on the lottery deal. We'll all get together and have a drink- at Keddy's? I am easy to take to a bar; I can only drink one drink!
From: Guest
Date: Tue Nov 26 01:40:09 UTC 2002
Are u the same Marc Libby that use to be seen in Saco once in a while just in the last 2 or 3 years???
From: marc libby
Date: Mon Nov 25 22:40:32 UTC 2002
"Celebrate me Home.. play me one more song, so that I'll always remember, that when ever I find myself too all alone, I can sing me home..." Kenny Loggins.... Every time I hear that song, I am transported in my mind home to Maine... Happy Thanksgiving to all...God's Blessing on all.. marc
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Mon Nov 25 21:51:19 UTC 2002
I'll keep my fingers crossed that you win the lottery Dickie and I'll even buy extra tickets here. Maybe one of us will have good luck. And yes, Carol-Jean, I can be packed quickly! Al and Amy would probably disagree. Did Cindy get re-married? I know she wasn't married at the 20th reunion but things do change in 10 years! I need to get on the computer at home and send you a long note. I promise I'll do that soon.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Mon Nov 25 21:36:39 UTC 2002
Hello again everyone. Yes, Jeanne...I babysat Nancy and Cindi the summer that Uncle Ted and Aunt Margaret were helping Ed Perrier get WEGP off the ground. Ray and I attended both Nancy and Cindi's beautiful weddings. The world just gets smaller and smaller doesn't it?!
And Dick: Frank is my attorney up there also, just in case I ever need one! I paid him a $1.00 retainer many years ago while we were all in Bangor at the tournament. Also, Jeanne and I can have our clothes packed and be on a plane real quick, so just win those big bucks and give us a call.
From: Meredith (Libby) Carr
Date: Mon Nov 25 20:21:10 UTC 2002
Posie, Jim Bishop has his own Insurance Adjustment company in Lewiston. My son, Stephen Carr, worked for him for a while and really enjoyed the experience. Aroostook County people seem to have the work ethic that makes them unique. What a great heritage we've had! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Mon Nov 25 17:26:19 UTC 2002
Posie and Jeanne....
Good noontime, girls. Frank Bishop to my knowledge has never bought out the Albert Stevens practice. I do believe Albert Stevens is more or less retired but have never seen evidence that Frank bought the practice. He does practice along with Dick Engels. I do my legal business in that office with Frankie and see Connie B. She was sort of my contact when Bobby passed away. If I win the lottery in the next few weeks, I'll send you girls a carte blanche mini vacation to P.I.....there will be enough money to have your own private parade. How's that?
From: Garry Benson
Date: Mon Nov 25 17:18:38 UTC 2002
Born and brought up in nearby Mars Hill. Enjoy this site, especially the various comments. The potatoe digging picture brings back a lot of memories. Some good and some bad.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Mon Nov 25 16:01:29 UTC 2002
Carol-Jean-We have known each other all of our lives and I didn't know that Ted Coffin was your mother's brother. Not only that, but I practically lived at their house on Dudley Street with Nancy and Cindy when we were very young. Since nobody won the lotto this weekend, maybe one of us will win next weekend and we could take all our friends to the parade since it is up to $30 million right now! Also, Posie, I don't know if Frankie Bishop bought Al Stevens law firm or not, but I know he is a lawyer and my cousin, Connie Bubar, from Fort Fairfield works for him. I think the web cam is right on his office window or, inside the window, righnext to the hotel coffee shop. I'm always driving when we go home too, but I love to walk Main Street and Riverside Drive. That park area along the stream is beautiful. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Mon Nov 25 15:01:35 UTC 2002
Dick- What are Jim and Frank Bishop doing? Didn't Frank take over Albert Stevens law practice or did he just set up one of his own? They used to be in and out of my house all of the time when I was growing up. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Mon Nov 25 02:12:17 UTC 2002
DG: thanks for the info on the parade. I guess my CRS was working when I mentioned Jim instead of Frank!! I saw Frank at the class reunion this summer and hope he forgive my mistake! I don't believe I'll be flying up to see the parade since I didn't win the lottery last night.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in PI, and to all who visit this great site.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sun Nov 24 22:14:29 UTC 2002
My wife said that the parade usually gets under way around 7pm, so it's gonna be tough viewing the event through the video cam. Good idea to come north with Jeanne and sit on Frankie (not Jim) Bishop's steps to view. Could be you'd better be sportin' a blanket or at least long johns, because it could be mighty cold (in case you've forgotten, we're just a short ways from the Arctic Circle).....
From: Di
Date: Sun Nov 24 17:32:31 UTC 2002
It will be GREAT to watch the Parade of Lights down Main St. P.I. from here Saturday nite Dec.7th. Tell any family & friends you still have up in the County to give a wave & hold up signs in front of the camera!...but please be sure to give us room to WATCH the Parade! I remember watching the first, & second parades(when they switchd direction down Main St.)! I moved away to the Tourist ridden coast of Maine after that. I am looking forward to seeing the parade once again Dec. 7th on here!-Di a former "County girl"
From: connie clair
Date: Sun Nov 24 15:14:15 UTC 2002
Mike Roberts - Haven't heard back from you since you signed in a while back. Just really curious as to what was the year Robert's Market first opened? And when was it sold?
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Sun Nov 24 10:10:50 UTC 2002
Dick: what time is the Light Parade on the 7th, and do you think we'll be able to see much of it as it passes? Maybe Jeanne and I should just hop a plane and sit in front of Jim Bishop's office so we can see it!!
From: Arch
Date: Sun Nov 24 01:10:44 UTC 2002
I had forgotten all about the doll, I have a few plastic sacks that hot dog buns came in and a wood block with the ABC logo on it. I worked at the Star Herald for 10yrs and they were gonna throw it out. My Uncle used to Give Dad his uniform jackets and I also have one of those. You are right about the memories, stopping in at night and getting a couple loaves of bread and adding some butter from Industrial Cash Market. And then topping that off with a big bunch of REAL donuts. The memories make me hungry.
From: shauna
Date: Sun Nov 24 00:25:27 UTC 2002
Your Welcome Posie. If you look across the street down past what used to be Service Merchandise you will notice the green tarp over the doorway of the Mia tai which you might remember as Accoines (sp) restaraunt. :-)
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Sat Nov 23 22:44:15 UTC 2002
Thanks,Shauna, for telling me where you think the web cam is located. I tried so hard to recognize the location. It seems when I hit P.I. every 2 years or so I am the one doing the driving so I don't get to look around much . Sometimes I do walk just to look around.
From: Frances Belanger
Date: Sat Nov 23 18:33:03 UTC 2002
Beautiful Arizona, home of the desert
cactus, the Grand Canyon and many more
outstanding locations for RVing and
just easy living.
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Sat Nov 23 16:18:38 UTC 2002
I remember that Dad drove across town to get Mom some vanilla extract from Roberts Market since he was a patient of Dad's. Only thing is that he bought a quart of it and Mom laughed and said to return it because it'd last forever. Mr. Archer- funny thing to hear about ABC bakery- my uncle Stuart Donahue owned it and I spent many a day going to it and visiting while I was growing up. I still have the Sunbeam bread doll- her poor clothes are stained and tattered. Memories,memories!
From: Arlene Cosman Soucier
Date: Sat Nov 23 12:26:58 UTC 2002
Alan Frank Archer-please don't tell people that you are older than dirt, I remember the day you were born and how excited I was. Tiny and I are living on the wrong end of the state in Gray. It is so nice to read all about PI. For a place folks just couldn't wait to leave when they were young it sure holds fond memories for most of us.
From: Shauna
Date: Sat Nov 23 01:38:22 UTC 2002
Arch. good memory. He sure was for many years. The family home is still there but he hasnt lived in it since my mom and sister passed away. I rarely get the chance to go up north but it's like the house holds ghosts now and reminds me I'm not a kid anymore.
From: Arch
Date: Sat Nov 23 00:25:07 UTC 2002
You were right, it also was Haggertys but before all it was Merrit Lints store. I remember your Dad as the constable for Mapleton also. Correct?
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Sat Nov 23 00:01:55 UTC 2002
DG: Ted was my mother's brother; I always had great visits with Uncle Ted and Aunt Margaret. He passed away while we Ray and I were in California (he was in the service) in early '64 if I remember right.
Jeanne: thanks for the update, and yes, this weather is fantastic!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
From: Shauna
Date: Fri Nov 22 23:52:40 UTC 2002
Arch,Your right, it was Brazer's. where the heck did I get Haggerty's? lol@older than dirt. Most might remember my dad from the Presque Isle area more because he was always the one you seen working 24-7 plowing the streets all winter long. Remember when the snowbanks were as high as the phone wires? Global Warming has taken care of that I think for the most part of the years.
From: Arch
Date: Fri Nov 22 23:42:16 UTC 2002
Dick G.
When mentioning the radio stations and the people who worked at them dont forget Wayne Knight and the Tater Pickers Special.
Pax Arch
From: Alan Archer
Date: Fri Nov 22 23:36:25 UTC 2002
OK, I knew of your Dad or should I say I knew him to speak to and I do remember seeing the children. By the time I remember your family I was married and living in the big yellow house almost directly across from the road to the Lions Pool. My brothers, Greg or probably Graydon would be of the age to remember you or the others. I am so old that I come along before dirt. Also that store was Lints store before it was Brazers(sp).
From: Dick Graves
Date: Fri Nov 22 23:34:32 UTC 2002
I do believe WEGP (Edward G. Perrier) went on the air in 1960. Now, when WAGM radio went off the air is something I don't know. Of course, WAGM-TV continues. Herold Glidden sold WAGM Radio and TV to the Hildreth Network in 1957. Didn't know that you were related to Ted Coffin who, I believe, started with WAGM in the early '50's as did Dick Marshall. Voscar was right there too spinning records on the show he called "Les Dance". Red Hughes was with WAGM since its inception in 1932. How are you related to Ted Coffin? I still see Margaret from time to time.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Fri Nov 22 21:48:52 UTC 2002
Hi Carol-Jean-Bobby graduated in 1960, yes, with Dick Graves, Jerry in 1965 and me in 1973. I didn't even know that Raymond was from P.I. Where have I been? I have that CRS too. Isn't this weather great? It's the reason I moved to Florida. Have a great weekend.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Fri Nov 22 18:56:02 UTC 2002
Dick: now my CRS is kicking in because I don't remember what kind of car Diane or her mother had...........my dad and Diane's father, and a few more from the neighborhood, used to go fishing and hunting together.
Jeanne: I remember your brothers very well: Bob was older and in Dick G's class I believe. Jerry was a year or two behind me, if I remember right, and you were/are quite a bit younger than I am, closer to Mary Ann's age.
And yes, we remember Eddie's IGA and Robert's Market. In fact, my husband grew up right across the street (on Parsons, beside Bandi McDivitt), and his younger brother used to stock shelves at the store.
Is WEGP still in existence? I remember Uncle Ted Coffin working with Ed Perrier (?) to get that one going, back in the early 60's (is that about the right date Dick?).
From: Dick DeLong
Date: Fri Nov 22 17:51:25 UTC 2002
Hi Patsy Dicker. Welcome aboard. Nice to see a few Mapleton names sign in. I am sure Presque Isle will be glad to share their nice site with us. Also hello and welcome aboard to Sharon Kennard Grant.
From: Patsy Dicker Johnson
Date: Fri Nov 22 17:02:20 UTC 2002
I grew up in Mapleton and have many wonderful memories of that special place. Picked many a spud during my youth. Regardless of where I live, Aroostook County will always be home to me. Thanks for a great web site.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Fri Nov 22 16:45:35 UTC 2002
Speaking of Diane Bouchard, wasn't her mother the owner of a grand, red 1956 T-Bird? If it wasn't a '56 T-Bird, what was it?
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Fri Nov 22 15:57:32 UTC 2002
I remember Eddie's IGA, Connie. My brothers, Bobby and Jerry, both worked there. Mum tells the story of me sitting in the cart and pulling a jar of molasses off of the shelf and, of course, it broke when it hit the floor. Mike, Eddie's son, had to come clean it up and she said he even did it with a smile! I used to walk or ride my bike to the pool all the way from my house on Allen Street. I remember when I was very young, taking swimming lessons from Jimmy Berry and he got very frustrated because I wouldn't put my face under water!
From: connie clair`
Date: Fri Nov 22 14:54:04 UTC 2002
New topic: Who remembers Eddie's IGA? Used to go there with my mum (Verna Monahan) on Saturday's to grocery shop. They had really good homemade beans and bread, and mum would buy them sometimes instead of baking her own. Eddie was a really friendly, smiling guy. It was located on Main St. just south of the "green bridge".(speaking of which that sure is getting a face-lift!)Oh - how about walking down to the outdoor pool and swimming all day?
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Fri Nov 22 13:59:25 UTC 2002
Mum and dad were great friends of Charlie and Marie Bouchard (but I don't remember her car) so we used to go there quite often on Sundays. They had a poodle named Pierre who would run for the TV every Sunday night at 7:00 when he heard the Lassie theme song. Then he would sit there and watch the whole show. I used to love it when Diane was home. She was a few years older and I thought she was so cool to be around plus she was always so nice to me. It was the same way with Carol-Jean and MaryAnn when we would go to the McHugh's. What great memories.
From: Sharon (Kennard) Grant
Date: Fri Nov 22 13:53:18 UTC 2002
I moved away from P.I. in 1952. Really from Mapleton, Creasy Ridge to be exact! Would love to hear from some old classmates (class of '60), especially Gloria (Brayson)Wilcox. Love your webcam.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Fri Nov 22 10:44:25 UTC 2002
Speaking of Diane Bouchard, wasn't her mother the owner of a grand, red 1956 T-Bird? If it wasn't a '56 T-Bird, what was it?
From: Shauna
Date: Fri Nov 22 09:30:23 UTC 2002
Arch..Shauna is a stage name, I just play her on t.v...lol you definitly know me as the youngest of Junior Cote's tribe on the Pulcifer Road. You grew up with my brother Andy and my sister Debbie.
From: Shauna
Date: Fri Nov 22 09:25:22 UTC 2002
lol Dick. you have a good sense of humor. :-) That photo looks like a field up past an old store called Haggerty's (?) on your way to Castle Hill. but then again, when your picking during harvest, all the fields pretty much looked alike. I remember when I bought my first 8-track stereo with my picking money and thought that was the greatest thing in the world that I made enough to go to Zayre's and buy it..oh the memories...:-)
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Fri Nov 22 08:07:11 UTC 2002
Yes, Dick, how well we remember all the potato farms out there in Parkhurst Siding area -- the kids and their families: Diane Bouchard, Tom Campbell, Peter Parker, David Staples, Carolyn Burden, the Clarks (Gerald's folks), and so many more. I remember Laddie Lynch (class of '58) worked for dad one fall, as did many of the town kids.....Judy Nixon, Marilee Smith and many more. Amazing how we made it thru some of those cold and frosty mornings, praying for the digger to break down! Thanks Dick, for a pleasant reminder!
From: Tenlee
Date: Fri Nov 22 04:55:31 UTC 2002
Abbey H. I just wanted to tell you that your grandmother (Verna Monahan) and of course her twin Vera, were two of the greatest two women who ever lived. My family attended the same church, and they were always there at every occasion, cooking, organizing and sharing their love. Engagements, weddings, baby showers, etc. We could always count on them, and they are both greatly missed here on earth.
You must have walked to Robert's Market from Dyer Street. I lived on Verone Street, so we were close by for sure! Back then, we were even allowed to walk to and from Robert's in the dark all alone! Those were the days!
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Fri Nov 22 03:55:51 UTC 2002
Happy Birthday to me. LOL .. I celebrated by having a LOBSTER tonite YUMMY.
From: Harriet (Libby) Bitar
Date: Fri Nov 22 01:56:47 UTC 2002
Larry Sapp: I was in third grade in 1961 but I remember the blue "base busses" which arrived at Zipple School, full of the PIAFB kids. Zipple School was located in the shadow of the High School. Some of my older siblings may even know/remember you. Do you remember any Libbys? Where are you now?
A few years ago, I attended a party in Middletown, CT where I met a woman who had lived in PI on the AFB for just a matter of months. I thought it interesting to hear from one of the many kids we all knew who were "on the move". Harriet Libby Bitar class of '71
From: Sandra Flint-Rouse
Date: Fri Nov 22 01:43:00 UTC 2002
I used to work at Burrelles Press Clipping about 15 years ago. I am looking for my friend Judy Hardison. If you are out there Judy, please email me so we can catch up. Your friend in Veazie. I miss living in the county.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Fri Nov 22 01:27:35 UTC 2002
You're gonna kill me because I myself have no idea where that potato diggin' photo was taken. It's just a generic farm picture from somewhere in the County. One thing for sure....it's from the 1950's. It's exactly what Carol-Jean and I remember as kids, right cj?
From: Larry Sapp
Date: Fri Nov 22 00:00:28 UTC 2002
Class of 63 @PIHS, but left in 61. Folks were stationed at PIAFB way back when. Is anyone still around PI from then??
From: A Archer
Date: Thu Nov 21 23:45:20 UTC 2002
Yes that is me, I used to baby sit them and their brother Craig when they lived on West Chapman and also when they lived in the apartments along side Johnnye`s(sp) Store. Where did you live in Mapleton, I sure dont recognise your name. I might if I knew your maiden name. Pax Arch
From: Shauna
Date: Thu Nov 21 23:18:26 UTC 2002
A. Archer...are you one of the Archer's that lived along side Nanette and Corey McPherson? When you said you were from Mapleton that is the street that comes to mind. I also grew up in Mapleton..:-)
From: Shauna
Date: Thu Nov 21 23:16:19 UTC 2002
Gee Dick, you have had 186 veiws on your photo of the the potato field but no one seems to want to guess where it is but me...please tell me!!! the suspence is getting to me! lol
Date: Thu Nov 21 22:58:01 UTC 2002
Hmmmm I guess it only stands to reason that if I am one of them than I had better be related to them huh. Dont know what I was thinking (probably wasnt) on that one.Pax Arch
From: A Archer
Date: Thu Nov 21 22:47:45 UTC 2002
No I am not related to those Archers. That was Alden Archer as I remember. My Uncle Leonard Archer lived on Parsons St. in P.I. and he and my Dad both worked for ABC bakery (Baked while you sleep) for years until they shut it down. Dad was in an ad for them on tv back in the 50s, he was the man that mixed and baked all the bread and rolls that were eaten in the county for 17 yrs. I am related to and am one of the Mapleton side of the Archers.
Peace Arch
From: cheryl
Date: Thu Nov 21 21:07:58 UTC 2002
A.Archer are you related to the Archer's that lived on the Washburn Rd. in the early 60's? Cheryl
From: Julie M
Date: Thu Nov 21 20:40:07 UTC 2002
Hi back Wendy Delano! My best and worst memory of Robert's Market is that the first night I had my driver's permit, my mom let me drive her brand new Cougar since it wasn't very far from the house. And somehow, when we were leaving I managed to back into this post with enough power to make a huge dent in the car.(thought I was in drive but no, I was in reverse!) And the twins were in the backseat yelling "you're gonna hit the post" and being a beginner I got thoroughly confused and stepped on the gas instead of the brake! Understandable mistake!
I was devastated!
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Thu Nov 21 18:53:55 UTC 2002
Mike Roberts! Where are you and where is Lillie? She came to visit me in Daytona Beach about 20 something years ago. When we got to talking, we found out she was dating my hairdresser! Hello to both of you. Abbey-LOL is laugh out loud. I know what you mean about walking without an adult. I have a 15 year old daughter who has always loved visiting The County because she gets so much more freedom than she does in Florida. Haven't seen the potato picking picture yet. Will check right now. Thanks to everyone for writing. This is GREAT.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Thu Nov 21 18:34:32 UTC 2002
Dick: thanks for the potato pickin' memories! Growing up on a farm way back when, was our livlihood, along with all the beef cattle, pigs and chickens! And, having a huge vegetable garden, that my sister and I had to help plant. Aroostook County -- one of the greatest places on earth to live!
From: Abbey Haagsma
Date: Thu Nov 21 16:55:48 UTC 2002
Love reading all of your comments & memories....but I have a small question....what does "LOL" mean?! I've noticed alot of you write in your little "excerpts" of nostalgic memories.

I wrote a while back.....I am Verna Monahan's granddaughter. As I said, we always lived out west, but would often visit during the summers. So for what it's worth, I remember Robert's Market, too! what a treat to be able to walk to a corner store w/ no adults! Not something you could do in So. California!!!!
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Thu Nov 21 15:54:27 UTC 2002
I think someone needs to go in front of the web cam an wave to all of us from out of town. LOL It would be easy to find if you notice the stairs you can go up or down. Funny that I can remember that. It is across the street from Radio Shack.
From: Shauna
Date: Thu Nov 21 15:37:01 UTC 2002
Posie. I believe the cam is located near where the barbershop is next to the old Braden theater. Hey folks, am I the only one trying to guess where that potato field is that Dick had posted?? It sure looks like Mapleton to me...:-)
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Thu Nov 21 15:05:11 UTC 2002
Where on Main St. is the webcam situated? I have been trying to figure it out. I have noticed that there is available parking space in the area,usually. Is this always so now that the mall is outside of town? Just can't place the area and would like to know. Thanks!
From: Wendy Delano
Date: Thu Nov 21 13:44:25 UTC 2002
Hi Julie. I just love this site. Check it every morning for new messages. I was "home" in August for a couple weeks. What struck me most was that you can get from one side of town to the other in a couple minutes. PI seems smaller somehow. When I flew out of PI airport, the pilot circled over town and I cried like a baby. I hope someday soon I'll be able to retire and spend more time there.
From: tenlee
Date: Thu Nov 21 05:39:11 UTC 2002
OMG! Roberts Market! I remember when I was in primary school, I was walking home from school and had forgotten my mittens. I stopped at Robert's to warm my hands, and Mike (the owner) looked at my hands and decided to drive me home! I had frozen my hands. Oh yes, the good ole' days! Not to mention when I had a dime, and wanted 10 pieces of penny candy, they let me behind the counter to pick my own, and trusted me! LOL
What was that woman's name that worked there FOREVER.. was about 5'4" and had brown curly hair and glasses!
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Thu Nov 21 00:33:27 UTC 2002
Mike Roberts...

How the heck are ya?
From: connie clair
Date: Thu Nov 21 00:13:53 UTC 2002
I sure do remember Robert's Market! I remember when the market first opened up and the bread man gave us free samples of mini-bread loaves. We lived on Dyer St. What year did it first open? We would walk up there all the time for penny candy or if we needed milk or bread or whatever. What memories. Those were the good ole days.When was it sold?
From: Mike Roberts
Date: Wed Nov 20 23:31:32 UTC 2002
Mike Roberts from PI class of '72
Verna Hedrich's nephew. Son of Fred Roberts of the old Roberts' Market.
Lillie Roberts's brother
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Wed Nov 20 22:08:35 UTC 2002
I miss the snow. We do get 2-5'' occaisonally in D.C. but get more ice storms,it seems. I shovel off our sidewalk- bought myself some LLBean gumshoes a few years ago. They say we may get more snow this year. My main job is only a 5 min. walk away so it can snow all it wants to!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Wed Nov 20 10:51:51 UTC 2002
I checked the BDN archives for the piece on Roxanne, but apparently it (the piece) wasn't included. Sounds like (from your response) she champions the cause for far less government in our lives...don't we all, but, in that regard, the future looks grim.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Wed Nov 20 05:44:39 UTC 2002
Dick: Nice to hear from you again.
Roxie lives in Orrington but her business, Atlantic Awards, is located in Bangor. The article was in Saturday's edition of the BDN under the heading "Working for What's Fair" and concerned her work as chairwoman of the New England Regulatory Fairness Board -- working with businesses that feel targeted by federal agencies over unfair regulations or excessive enforcement. In August, she was named as the outstanding RegFair board member for 2002. Quite an accomplishment for our home town gal, and well deserved for such a fine, hardworking lady!
From: Kirk Thibodeau
Date: Wed Nov 20 02:05:01 UTC 2002
Hello Jeanne Merrithew Tolley,

Sorry I missed you while visiting Tampa
Bay. I was just up in Daytona Beach a few months ago. The Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers put on the annual state trade show in Orlando this year and we had a booth there (I'm a wholesale mortgage banker)...Daytona is only about 1/2 hour down the road and my boss was in from Boston and did not believe you could drive on the beach there...so I had to take him down ...pay the gate keeper $5.00 and drive on Daytona Beach just so he could say he did so. Just north of Daytona Beach is a beach called Ormand...I think....a little rustic looking place right across the beach...Carol's Seafood or Sandy's Seafood...some gal owns it...has a little tiki bar outside on the deck...I'm sure you maybe familiar with it or at least driving by...anyway had lunch there and drove back. I see Judy Marquis about every other month ..we grab a bite and have a few laughs...Julia M. about twice a year either down here or up in Connecticut. Well...ggot to run ...sick like dawg ...been through 3rd bottle of Nyquil in just over a week ...sounds wimpy to the folks up in Maine but after you live in the state of Florida for twenty odd years enduring the intense heat and humidity...this 40 degree weather is kicking my butt...bad cold...Nyquil is making me loopie got to run ...catchup to you later.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Wed Nov 20 00:16:54 UTC 2002
I missed the article on Roxanne. What was it about? She lives in Bangor, right?
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Tue Nov 19 22:29:04 UTC 2002
I agree; we'd all love to see the Star Herald back on line, especially those of us living so far away. We check the BDN every day and just the other day found a delightful article about a very dear friend (Roxanne Delano Adams); so nice to be able to read news about familiar people, as well as family.
From: Denise
Date: Tue Nov 19 14:21:09 UTC 2002
Thanks Shauna for the info. ont he star Herald. I too, was going to the site every day only to find they neve updated it. I dont think they would lose subscription takers because not all newspaper websites tell you "everything" that is there for the day. I do wish they would bring it back for people who no longer live in Maine and would like "local" news to read about other than the Bangor Daily news. :-)
From: Harriet Libby Bitar
Date: Tue Nov 19 01:17:55 UTC 2002
So great to hear from so many long ago friends and even some of my siblings. Snow and potato picking are things that have made us all strong. I remember counting the rows left in the field after having "caught up" just before the digger returned to dig two more rows. We'd make sundials in the dirt to try to tell time and stack up empty barrels and hide inside them. Sometimes a young guy working on the back of the truck would throw me an extra barrel if we'd been flirting. But this November snowfall, though empressive, is nothing I am told. I was born in the beginning of Oct (long ago) in a snowstorm. Yes, my mother made it to the hospital but then there was a blackout with power outages all over town. I still get all happy when it snows. Guess I've been away too long. Living in CT.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Mon Nov 18 23:58:51 UTC 2002
Jeanne et al.....
Sorry to say that the Star-Herald has no website. I think they send many issues out of town by subscription and would lose the revenue if the paper went online. The Star-Herald does have an e-mail address, though. Perhaps if enough of you readers sent a message to the paper, they might relent and go online. Give it a whirl. Send to starherald@nepublish.com
From: shauna
Date: Mon Nov 18 22:11:33 UTC 2002
The Star*Herald had a web site at one time but for some reason they never updated it for about a year and then left a message that it will be gone til furthernotice. That was about 8 months ago. I wish they would get it back up and running because it was very informative.
From: marc libby
Date: Mon Nov 18 21:02:49 UTC 2002
Jeanne, thanks.. I do read the Portland and Bangor papers online too! Keeps me in touch and leaves the trees in Maine alone..let's them keep Maine beautiful, and not become newspapers.. so amazing to see snow again...I remember selling candy door to door for my siblings to attend a winter church conference... BRRRR!!!
Date: Mon Nov 18 19:51:05 UTC 2002
It 2:45 p.m. Mon. it has been snowing since Sunday a.m. we have a foot of snow, looks like it might have stopped, at least for a few minutes. No schoolEnjoy all the ccomments anywhere in the County, or Courts and several other agencies. Much to early for this.I am enjoying this site.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Mon Nov 18 19:25:39 UTC 2002
Thanks for the info, Dickie, I'll check it out. Marc, I'm not sure if they have a web site. My mother has a subscription to the Star Herald. I'll check and see if there is an address listed in the paper anywhere and if nobody puts one on here, I'll let you know. You can read the Bangor Daily, though at BangorDailyNews.com and I read that every day.
From: marc libby
Date: Mon Nov 18 19:19:04 UTC 2002
Are we able to access the Star Herald online? what is the website? marc phx
From: Dick Graves
Date: Mon Nov 18 16:12:20 UTC 2002
You will find a new P.I. article in either this week's or next week's Star-Herald. It highlights a day in P.I.'s history when 10,000 townspeople lined the streets to view ex-President Taft being paraded around town and then dedicate a flagpole on the B&A lawn. Good readin'......
From: Shauna
Date: Mon Nov 18 16:07:17 UTC 2002
now, now, now, Alan...not everyone dislikes our President so be fair in your entries and keep the politics out. :-)
From: connie clair
Date: Mon Nov 18 15:47:51 UTC 2002
Well - it looks like P.I. is going to have a white Thanksgiving this year! Last year they didn't get much til after Christmas. Out here in central Calif. the only time we see snow is when we look up at the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Or if we wanted to take a drive up there, we could be in it; but from a distance is better! People here go up and play in it all the time and even bring some down to the valley in their pick-ups and build a snowman on their green lawn! HA! We like P.I. in August and are looking foward to coming home next summer!
From: Mike Costello
Date: Mon Nov 18 14:52:25 UTC 2002
Now that's an eye on the PI I remember most. Had snow flurries way down here in KY on Sunday also.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Mon Nov 18 14:39:31 UTC 2002
Burrrrrr, it looks cold. But beautiful. I used to love those snow days when we could stay home from school. Yes, Carol-Jean, what a weekend of rain we had here in Florida, although the sun is bright today, my computer says it is still only up to 49. I enjoy this "sweater weather". It is so exciting to read the messages from all the new people to the site. I've been corresponding with Julie M. and Mary D. and it is great to connect with old friends. Dickie, did your next article come out yet in the Star Herald. I need to check with mum and make sure I see it. Hello to Kirk. I didn't know you were in St. Pete. Just visited Sandee Thorne in Tampa last weekend. Everyone have a great week.
From: Webmaster
Date: Mon Nov 18 13:36:03 UTC 2002
Yes, virtually everything in Aroostook County is closed today (11/18) due to the storm!
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Mon Nov 18 13:24:05 UTC 2002
Hello PI! Looks like it is pretty bad up there. Are your schools closed? When we were growing up the schools stayed opened. Down here in GA if there is a few flurries everything is closed! My first year here in 1983 I was shocked!
From: A Archer
Date: Mon Nov 18 00:33:20 UTC 2002
That snow sure looks great,from here that is.70F here in TX today. Miss all but the snow and cold. Keep warm and safe.
Peace (Not if GWB has his way) Arch
From: Dick DeLong
Date: Sun Nov 17 23:59:59 UTC 2002
Kudos to the webmaster. you are doing a great job friend.
From: Lori Tarbox
Date: Sun Nov 17 16:02:04 UTC 2002
I really enjoy watching the eye of Presque Isle. Hope to see more.
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Sun Nov 17 15:05:54 UTC 2002
Hello Cathy welcome to the site! PI the snow looks beautiful! But from what I have read on your weather report it looks like it could be a bad storm. Here in GA it is also cold but no flurries for us! Sure do miss the how pretty the snow looks. Thanks to the creator of this web.site.
From: kirk thibodeau
Date: Sun Nov 17 13:41:53 UTC 2002
Whoops... I stand corrected... Martha tells me it is Saint Petersburg not St. Petersbug...later taters!
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Sun Nov 17 13:40:46 UTC 2002
Dig out the shovels. I really miss the snow...NOT
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Sun Nov 17 13:35:09 UTC 2002
There's snow on that Main Street while Jeanne and I are enjoying rain here in Florida!!
From: Catherine Madore Reid
Date: Sun Nov 17 13:16:14 UTC 2002
Thanks Karen for telling me about this website. Good to read about people I have not seen in years. Both my boys loved it so much in P.I. they moved back there after living in Australia, Washington and where we now live, Oswego, Illinois. It is snowing this morning for the first time this season.
From: Kirk Thibodeau
Date: Sun Nov 17 12:56:50 UTC 2002
There was a gal ....Gene Hart (hardt?)I was only one hundred and eighty thousand rows behind....very clean face
and she is all heart...she got me up to snuff...I think I was probably 11 ...her big brother was Mike ...I think....lived up on Mechanic Street...never got the chance to thank her....hows that for a consience? Julia M. turned me on to this site.

When I view the webcam it looks as if Clint Eastwood should be walking down the street...looks like a country & western town. I left there as a child ...however, I still have fond memories.

Still 30 rows behind ...but I'm catching

Sleepless in St. Petersbug.

From: Cloaudette Shields DeLOng
Date: Sat Nov 16 15:13:35 UTC 2002
Dick, Thanks for not referring to me as Buzzy Shields sister. Thats how I am usually referred to. And by 57 I only had eyes for those Mapleton guys.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sat Nov 16 03:06:02 UTC 2002
Well, then, if it was 1957, I was driving to school in my 1951, green, Dodge convertible. Since I was an underclassperson, so doubt you didn't see me pass by. If it had been Johnny, Dave, Duane, Frankie or Dale, you would have noticed, right?
From: claudette Shields DeLong
Date: Fri Nov 15 18:20:11 UTC 2002
Dicks memory is not to bad. the car was a 2 tone blue 98 olds but I graduated in 57 so it had to be either 56 or 57 when I was spotted.
From: Terry Ireland
Date: Fri Nov 15 07:37:15 UTC 2002
Okay Tens, I made it here and signed in... Recognize a lot of the names. Love sites that people can reestablish contact with the past.....
From: Dick Graves
Date: Fri Nov 15 01:39:14 UTC 2002
Geezzzz...whenever I think of Claudette S., I remember one day in 1958-59 driving back to school at noontime and C.S. is driving a gorgeous 1956 (seems that it was a blue and white hard top) Oldsmobile. Boyz o' boyz was I impressed! Is my memory faulty?
From: Meredith (Libby) Carr
Date: Fri Nov 15 00:54:37 UTC 2002
Hi again all! Do any of you remember the fun of burning tops at the end of the harvest season? My father used to buy a bunch of hot dogs and marshmellows. The whole crew would have quite a roast over the fantastic smell of the tops burning. OF couse we'd throw wood on the fire to keep it going much more even for the roasting process. Mmm! I loved that smell! It sounds like we might get some snow this weekend. At least the pototoes are out of the ground by now. :-) Meredith
From: claudette Shields DeLong
Date: Thu Nov 14 23:21:51 UTC 2002
Left PI in 1960 but still call it home.
From: connie clair
Date: Thu Nov 14 14:58:43 UTC 2002
I used to admire those farmers before there were harvesters. They worked so hard from dawn to way past dusk. And what patience they had when that ole digger would break down. Of course we were always elated because it meant we could rest. I hated it when the digger got too far ahead because it made the task seem astronomical! But I loved getting that paycheck on Sat. and going to town and shopping at J.J. Newberry or Grants etc. and getting those new clothes for school. Thinking back, it was a great help to our parents too! One other thing, I used to love seeing what mum would put in my lunch each day. Remember devil dogs and cream rolls?
From: Kathi Winslow Coffin
Date: Thu Nov 14 10:06:38 UTC 2002
What memories come rolling back as I read through your notes! I have often thought what a shame that kids of today are missing out on that whole part of our culture. Working the harvester seemed great then but now my best and worst memories are about picking by hand. Remember some of the tricks to try to get the digger to break down so we could go off in the woods and explore? Those were the days . . .
From: Tenlee
Date: Thu Nov 14 04:34:22 UTC 2002
Re: Potato Picking, how many lunch pails and thermos bottles did you go through? We were always leaving them in the wrong rows and the trucks ran over them! I remember when I was really little, I had a special little basket that probably held 5 potatoes. Also, on the cold, windy days, I used to put a barrel on its side, go into it feet first, and eat my lunch in there. It sheltered me from the cold! I love the memories from potato picking. It was hard work, but each fall after harvest, what fun to get out the Sears catalog and order our school clothes from the money we had earned ourselves!!! This generation of children (including my own) have no idea!!!!
Love this site!!! Glad so many are sharing on it.
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Thu Nov 14 02:39:56 UTC 2002
Mary Derosier,

How the heck are ya? Are you going to the 30th?
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Thu Nov 14 02:27:02 UTC 2002
Mary did you use to live on State Street by Gouldville School? I am not sure but I think you use to baby sit at our house!
From: Alan Archer
Date: Thu Nov 14 00:47:45 UTC 2002
Everyone take Note !!!
Someone is reading this page or the Maine Exile page and sending out E-Mail that says news from Maine or something similar and it contains a Zip file with a Klez VIRUS. Those are the only two pages that I have put my E-Mail address on that pertains to Maine.So be warned and be careful!!! And dont forget to scramble your E-Mail address, follow the web masters advice on the sign on page. Peace Arch
From: Mary Derosier
Date: Wed Nov 13 23:57:56 UTC 2002
Dick Graves, Thanks so much for the Keegan photos, what great memories I have of that place. I think Jimmiy and I are the only two Derosiers not to work at Keegans. I love the web site and the old photos are great.
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Wed Nov 13 22:47:57 UTC 2002
O.K. I picked potatoes my freshman year, among other years, and I can't remember who for. The farmer knew I only had my learner's permit but let me drive his kids home to the farmhouse at the end of the day if he was busy hauling the potatoes into storage. I did great the first few times- standard car= until he left it in reverse and I backed it into the ditch. It took him 2 hours to pull it out with the tractor. He didnit even fire me!
From: marc libby
Date: Wed Nov 13 19:34:32 UTC 2002
thanks to all that are posting on this site.. and mostly, thank you to whoever created this website... thru all the years and miles, it sure is good to be back home..if even in my mind..
From: Rick M
Date: Wed Nov 13 19:17:40 UTC 2002
Happy Birthday Cilla Buck
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Wed Nov 13 19:01:34 UTC 2002
Hi to my brother Michael! Its about time you got in here! I also remember the days of potato picking. When I first moved to PI I was in 2nd grade. My parents would not allow us to pick potatoes. It was boring for me cause all my friends were out in the fields. I use to get jealous of the money they were making. Back then of coarse that was alot of money. I believe I finally started picking the spuds in middle school. At first it was fun, but then I would get so many rows behind and would wish someone would take it over. I also would bring a shaker of salt and would wash my potatoes off and eat them raw for a snack in the afternoon. The money earned helped with buying Christmas presents for my family! Lots of good and bad memories!
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Wed Nov 13 18:52:56 UTC 2002
I also remember listening to Wayne Knight and praying that it was either too cold or raining and riding in the back of the pick up truck to Pete Campbell's to pick. One time Brett (Boogie) Moores was yelling at Bradford Stevens and Brad went stomping over the 10 or 12 rows behind that he was, muttering "oh shut up Boogar". The Lynch girls and I got a good laugh from that one! Rick, you did great picking 51 barrels. I worked as hard as I could and felt elated if I got 25 or 30 barrels. I love telling friends here in Florida about potato picking and how we got out of school to do it. Most people don't even know that there are different kinds of potatoes. I was very happy when I was old enough to work on a harvester.
From: Rod Cray
Date: Wed Nov 13 18:14:56 UTC 2002
I think you might just have a storyline for a new sitcom "Spuds". (LOL) Brings back some great and not-so-great memories. I also remember getting to the field and waiting in the clod morning for the ground to thaw out enough to get the digger into it. A couple of times when it was really cold (as opposed to just cold) they burned some old tractor tire to keep us warm. Of course we probably inhaled enough smoke from it to give us black lung, but at least it was warm.
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Wed Nov 13 17:03:07 UTC 2002
Some of the things I remember about picking the spuds. Being 8 rows behind,waiting for the digger to breakdown. The nickel bonus for staying thru the season,Wayne Knight's Picker Special,getting days off due to rain, working half days on Saturday and spending the money in the afternoon. My best day picking spuds, 51 barrels...not a record and was made possible cause we were digging russets..
From: Rod Cray
Date: Wed Nov 13 16:56:12 UTC 2002
For sure on the work ethic...My earliest remembrance of the potato field was when I was 4 years old. I actually filled a barrel at that age, although I'm sure I had some help. Nowadays it would probably be considered 'child abuse', but that early training sure has helped me get through life.
Speaking of which, I wonder if anyone has 'fond' memories of 'potato field' experiences that they would like to share.
From: Michael J. Costello
Date: Wed Nov 13 16:39:48 UTC 2002
PIHS Class of 1977
Currently living in Burlington, Ky just across the Ohio river from Cincinnati.
From: Julie M
Date: Wed Nov 13 15:31:38 UTC 2002
Dick, I just talked to Debbi Silver (Carter) and she said that you've become a great Presque Isle historian, obviously to your credit. She told me about going to City Hall and looking at the photographs over the reunion weekend. Hoprfully, she'll visit this site. She'll love it! And speaking of good old-fashioned medicine, which you all were further back in the guestbook, Posie's dad, who we called Dr. Gerald, used to make house calls with his black bag just like in the movies, only it was real life! I remember him coming to give us all our shots and he came over when the twins and I had the mumps! Of course, that was about 40 years ago!
From: posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Wed Nov 13 02:52:24 UTC 2002
Thanks,Dick, for identifying the people.Now I have to look at it again. O.k.,how many people played Chinese red light on Main St. while in h.s.? Your car stops at a red lite and everyone has to get out of the car and run around the back and get back in the opposite side. I played it one time and my Mom heard about it at the beauty parlor- small town and having a doc as a Dad. Can't get away with anything for more than a couple days!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Wed Nov 13 01:34:11 UTC 2002
Had no idea Frank Hussey lived in that house after the Boones. He also had something to do with Bill Wight's house across the street, but I can't remember just what.
So Mary Derosier put you onto this sight, eh? I sure hope her sister, Betty, isn't sore at me for posting a photo of her at Keegan's. If it's any consolation, Keegan's hired only the prettiest girls and Betty was one of those.
From: Meredith (Libby ) Carr
Date: Wed Nov 13 00:45:29 UTC 2002
Thanks, Rod! I really appreciate the words. Now it all comes back to me. One thing about it, we really learned a good work ethic. To this day employees like to hire County people because they know they get good workers. That's a great legacy, huh!
From: Julie M
Date: Tue Nov 12 23:23:42 UTC 2002
Okay, my mistake. Frank looks just like C.K. in this picture! And Dick, your history on the Dyer St. house is accurate! We actually bought the house from Frank Hussey who owned it after the Boones. Did you see that it's for sale? On this site, at Key Realty, there it is, 65 Dyer St!
From: Julie M
Date: Tue Nov 12 22:57:01 UTC 2002
I recognize C.K. Keegan - he looks exactly as he looked in high school - just younger - I remember him from the years he went to high school with my sister Gail, same class as Jimmy Derosier. I wouldn't have recognized Betty Derosier but their sister Mary is the one who told me about this site!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Nov 12 17:32:17 UTC 2002
Okay, Posie, I won't keep you in suspense any longer; here are the names of the people in the Keegan photo: Betty Derosier, Jerry (sp) Trombley, Sandra Ackley. Then in back, we have Clarence Keegan and son, Frank. Betty is Jimmy Derosier's sister an Jerry is from the the Trombley Construction family. Sandra was Miss P.I. 1960.
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Tue Nov 12 14:25:56 UTC 2002
O.k. I was only 7-8 yrs. old when the picture of Keegan's drive-in was taken. I do believe I recognize the guy in the back row on the far right but can't think of his name. Short time,memory? Don't keep us in supspense for too long ! The girls don'tlook familiar at all- but weren't they adorable hairstyles!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Nov 12 11:17:15 UTC 2002
Julie M.
Speaking of Debbi Silver whose father owned and operated Silver's Garage, the readers perhaps should know that the house you lived in on Dyer St. in Presque Isle was built before the turn of the century by Dr. Sherman Boone, Dr. Storer Boone's father. It's still a regal-apearing home, a home in which I've never been in my 60 years.

From: Julie M
Date: Tue Nov 12 05:27:21 UTC 2002
Thanks everybody for the people update. Dick G, I've got to tell Debbi Silver that I "met" you on this website! The Silver family lived around the corner from us when we lived in Presque Isle and we've had many family celebrations together in South Florida over the last number of years along with Laura Etscovitz's mother Rose. All really great people.
From: Rod Cray
Date: Tue Nov 12 04:44:03 UTC 2002
Hey, the rest of the words to the Potato Pickers Special song are...

Tater, Tater, Raisin', Raisin' Tater Raisin' Man
Tater, Tater, Raisin', Raisin' Tater Raisin' Man
Got 'em in the ground and I can't quit now
So you won't find me grievin'
Betcha five dollars it's the best year yet
'Cause it looks like we're gonna break even

OK. OK. I need a life (LOL)....but I'll never forget that song. I used to lie in bed in the morning listening to that song, all the while hoping that it would be raining so I wouldn't have to get out there in the field.
P.S. I think it had a verse or two, but can't recall for sure.
From: Richard (Dick) Strong
Date: Tue Nov 12 03:18:28 UTC 2002
just learned of the wonderful webcam, was born there in 1932, lived on Reach Road till 1948, moved to Cal...was back in 89 for 40th reunion. miss everything but the weather.....
From: Meredith (Libby) Carr
Date: Tue Nov 12 02:22:04 UTC 2002
Hi Mona, Kathy, and Dan Coffin. It's great to hear from you too. What a neat way to contact great friends. My, what a lot of memories come flashing back to all of us! We each have a book we could write, huh. Does anyone remember the Potato Picker's Special song? It started "Tater, tater, raisin' raisin', Tater raisin' man!" What's the rest? 7 of us 9 Libbys were together last weekend and we were trying to think of the words. I know it will be sung at our next reunion. :-) Thanks!
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Mon Nov 11 16:52:23 UTC 2002
Julie, and anyone else that is interested, I saW Beverly Stevens at our 30th h.s. reunion in 2000. I went to the old house that they grew up in. Her parents aren't doing well healthwise. Kent is still there and talked to me. He has a job locally. Beverly had just bought a cabin on a lake,I believe in central Maine. I can't think of the lake,at the moment. Martha was there and had her daughter with her. Delbert lives in the area but had some health problems and was not working then. Don't know any updates since then.
From: Tenlee
Date: Mon Nov 11 07:25:23 UTC 2002
Hey Kathi! (cuz) so glad you got here! Wasn't sure if you rec'd the site I sent to you! Its a fun site fore sure! I didn't know you worked at Keegans!
From: Kathi (Winslow) Coffin
Date: Mon Nov 11 05:26:04 UTC 2002
What a great site to catch up with some of you! Posie, I worked at Keegan's too! Remember, it moved across the street and a little south and closed in 1967 or 8 I believe. Those are some great memories! Dan and I live in Phippsburg, Me - right on the coast and love it. I work in the Emergency Department at our local hospital and also work as a Critial Care EMT with our Ambulance service. Our 3 girls are grown, 2 married but no grandchildren yet! Hope to hear from some of you!
From: Tenlee
Date: Mon Nov 11 03:10:15 UTC 2002
Julie, Martha Stevens married Mark Barnes (both class of 1976) and last I knew they were in the Portland, ME area. I believe Mark runs a sporting goods store there.
I believe Greg Blackstone bought his dad and Mom's house (orthodontist office and house) and I'm quite sure Debbie and Cheryl are still in P.I. Dairlynn may be in southern Maine. My sister (Gail) could probably tell you cause she's in touch with some of them. Email me for her address if you want to.
From: Mirah B.
Date: Mon Nov 11 03:02:43 UTC 2002
wow. I thought for a minte there I stumbled across a class reunion web site and had to look again to see it was a community page. Thanks for the web cam! Makes me home sick!!!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Mon Nov 11 00:58:30 UTC 2002
Okay, viewers, our webmaster has returned and the second Keegan's Drive-In photo is posted. I'll give you a few days to put names to the faces. The guy in the back is a pro basketball player from those years, likely a Boston Celtic. Perhaps his name was Henderson, but not sure. But, more importantly, who are the others?
From: Dick Graves
Date: Mon Nov 11 00:41:49 UTC 2002
Julie M.
Sure I know Debbi Silver; she was in my class ('60) and saw her only 2 summers ago at our 40th class reunion. I'm also in e-mail touch with Laura Etscovitz whom I haven't seen for 43 years. If you'd like to see a photo of Debbi at our reunion, just ask and I'll e-mail it to you. I swear she looks the same as she did 40 years ago. Debbi was the first kid in our class to get a driver's license (1957). She's a real nice person.
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sun Nov 10 23:44:41 UTC 2002
Hi, just talking to my sisters and we want to know if anyone knows anything about (1)the Stevens family, that's Beverly, Delbert, Matthew, Martha - there were a couple more, I think. Their father was an attorney. (2) the Graves family, Cindy, Bobby, Greg, another older sister and (3) how about the Blackstones - Don - everyone's orthodontist, kids, Donalee, Gregory, Darilyn and there were also a couple more younger ones
From: RIck Beaulieu
Date: Sun Nov 10 23:09:49 UTC 2002

The names you mention are all familiar. I will let Scott know. Thanks
From: Tenlee
Date: Sun Nov 10 20:18:53 UTC 2002
Rick B., you asked who I am. I graduated in 1976 with your brother Scott. You probably know my oldest sister, Dena (Blanchard) Hensler, or her husband Kenny. I also had a sister Elaine (Blanchard) Barnes, who graduated with Julie (Moskowitz). I have a younger sister Gail who graduated in 1982 or 1983. Scott and I used to have a ball driving Mr. Marden's station wagon to Caribou for the day to seel year book ads! Tell him I said hello!
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sun Nov 10 19:37:23 UTC 2002
To Dick Graves I think Keegan's must have closed around '69 or '70. My sister Gail was a carhop through '67 when she graduated. Posie worked there in high school - that had to be '67 and '68 if it was her freshman and sophomore years. That's as close as I can get! Did you know Beverly Silver? She was probably in the class of '62. Or her older sister Debbie or brother Don? Our families are in touch. I've got to give them the website.
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sun Nov 10 17:54:03 UTC 2002
Reckon our webmaster has left town for a period; haven't seen the next Keegan's Drive-In picture. Hang on, viewers, I'm confident our webmaster will be on the job shortly....dg
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sun Nov 10 17:41:11 UTC 2002
Karen B.....
You asked me if I knew your father. Give me a few hints about him, because I'm not sure (don't tell him)....dg
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Sun Nov 10 06:21:56 UTC 2002
I love how this is getting to more people keep passing it on! This is my home page on my computor now! The snowbirds are also getting the web. site in FL now. Dick Graves keep sending in the photos. They are great! Do you know my dad Joe Costello?
From: Rod Cray
Date: Sun Nov 10 00:06:38 UTC 2002
Here's another site that has an aerial view of PI. Once the page has come up, you can pan and zoom to find any landmark in good ol' P.I. URL follows: http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=12&x=719&y=6462&z=19&w=2
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sat Nov 9 20:00:04 UTC 2002
Okay, Keegan's Drive-In fans, the new photo will be posted in a while (upt to the webmaster). I'll reveal the names of the people in due time, but only after you've taken a few stabs at their identities. Remember, the year is either 1958 or 59. Quite frankly I'm not at all sure when Keegan's closed....sometime in the early '60's me thinks. If anyone knows for sure, share it with us.....dg
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sat Nov 9 18:46:36 UTC 2002
Posie, you did that?!! Verging on the edge of wild! I was so afraid to take my dad's car out with my friends before I got my license - I was sure everybody would have recognized the big black Lincoln with the license plate that said "Carl"
From: PosieDonahue Lewis
Date: Sat Nov 9 16:43:42 UTC 2002
Dick, name the carhops. I would like to know who they were. When did it close? I know I worked there in h.s. but can't remember if it was all 4 yrs.I know when I permitted one of my friends to drive Dad's car to the drive-in when we were 15 and had only our permits. We gased it up at the truck stop nearby. Entered the truck stop by going over the culvert and across the island leading up to the gas pump. We got quite the reception!!! The three of us only said we were o.k. and to fill it up. Unfortunately, going over the culvert put a hole in the gas tank and that started the beginning of my downfall on the road to being caught for the escapade.
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Sat Nov 9 14:54:03 UTC 2002
Here is a link to an AERIAL view of PI HIGH. You may need to cut and paste to browser .http://group.classmates.com/user/photoalbum/photo.tf?album_id=69752;offset=2
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Sat Nov 9 14:45:49 UTC 2002
Hi Tenleed,
Yes, Scott is my brother. HE lives across the river in Portland, Oregon. Who are you?
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sat Nov 9 12:44:10 UTC 2002
For all you Keegan's Drive-In fans, I have another photo taken in 1958-59. It features carhops and a few, other,very significant people. I'll submit it to the webmaster for posting this afternoon. Shall I name the girls and guys or would everyone like to take a stab at naming them? Your choice.....
From: Tenlee
Date: Sat Nov 9 07:40:50 UTC 2002
Hey! So cool mom, that you entered the guestbook! Guess what? We don't take off points for typos! Yes, the Moskowitz and Libby's spent lots of hours at our house, and this is so neat to all be in touch again via modern technology. Hey Karen Costello... nice to hear your words as well! I remember you well. And Rick Beaulieu, isn't Scott your brother? Where is he? He was a great bud of mine in my Junior and Senior years of high school! Marc... so nice to finally find you after all these years! How fun is this?
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sat Nov 9 03:41:30 UTC 2002
Posie, You worked at Keegan's? I thought it closed before that but I guess not. Must have been shortly after you got out of school.Maybe after Mrs. Keegan passed away?
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sat Nov 9 03:34:21 UTC 2002
Hi Mona,
It's been so nice to be in touch with Tenlee now and then - and Elaine and I also exchanged emails a few months ago. So many memories with your girls at your house and ours! I've got to send you a picture of the twins grown up! Tenlee shared some pictures with us - everyone looks beautiful. As Marc says, we haven't changed a bit!
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Sat Nov 9 02:19:33 UTC 2002
Hey, I went to the fair the legal way. My aunt and uncle lived right outside the fence so I PAID once in the morning and had my hand stamped and went in and out all day long with a bunch of my cousins from Houlton.
Keegan's Drive in- worked there and would have guys honk their horn at me just as I passed their car and would tip my tray and the milkshakes often went on me. And this all from one of my neighbors sweet kids. Fun part, when we were slow the Keegan sons always made extra food and we all ate and listened to the radio station. Only time I tipped the scale past 89 lbs on those milkshakes during H.S/. that is!
From: marc libby
Date: Sat Nov 9 01:25:44 UTC 2002
Mona,,, you re not an old lady in any of our eyes!!! None of us have changed in age at all! Tenlee and I are still 3 going on 4!!! And Julia is still wearing out her first pair of Capizios!-great seeing you on here!!!marc
From: mona blanchard
Date: Sat Nov 9 01:02:31 UTC 2002
just re checked my eamil, i sure made some mistakes, such as the old hospital please excuse an old lady!
From: mona balanchard
Date: Sat Nov 9 00:50:28 UTC 2002
great site, my daughter tenlee told me about it, good to see the familar names, the libby "kids" and moskowitz all spend lots of tome at our home.
i work at the old hosppyal, now city hall 31 yrs in feb. as for the old opera house used to go there with my grandmother. neat.
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Fri Nov 8 16:52:34 UTC 2002
Hi Rick! It's been a lot of years! But who's counting? Nice to see your name and hear you out there!
Jeanne, I emailed Sandee and she said you gave her all the updates including family pics! Thanks. She has Sandy Brewer's email address and I have been searching for her for a couple of years! Can't wait to get in touch with her - we were inseparable in high school - like another sister - like we needed more girls in the family! My poor brother! How did he survive? Everybody have a great day!
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Thu Nov 7 19:10:02 UTC 2002
Hi Rick,
Vancouver! You are a very long way from home. The snow scene today on the scenic cam is absolutely gorgeous. Hope all is well with you. I check the guest book every day too and love reading everyone's entries. Julie and I have been e-mailing fools since we found each other after almost 30 years. It's great! Take Care.
From: Ewing H. "Slim" Larby
Date: Thu Nov 7 18:12:17 UTC 2002
Hi; I was born and raised in Portland, Maine. Lived there until I enlisted in the Army in 1945 at age 17. Spent 3 years in the Infantry and 27 years in the Air Force. Retired and then spent 16 years working for the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. I retired again here in Washington state because it's a lot like Maine and because my wife can't take the cold and snow. I love Maine and still have a sister and other relatives there. I go back every chance I get and stay as long as possible. I still may return to live there some day if I have years enough left (I'm 75 Now) Can I get on your mailing list if you have one. Thank you.
From: Sarah
Date: Thu Nov 7 13:57:48 UTC 2002
Denise, I remember going to the fair while growing up. That was one thing I think all us teens looked forward to. I never tried to sneak under the fence but I know alot of people who did. LOL Some got away with it, some not. Back then the fair was for family enjoyment, now its just to see how much money one can waste in an hours time.
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Thu Nov 7 12:56:37 UTC 2002
Hi to Rick! I just love this site also! I am really enjoying seeing the snow since we do not see much of it here in Georgia! I check this site every day! Its nice hearing from everyone! Pass the word on to all your friends!
From: Rick Beaulieu
Date: Thu Nov 7 06:11:10 UTC 2002
This site is great. I moved from PI in 1980. Living in Vancouver,Washington now. Hi Karen Costello Beaulieu. I noticed your posts. Hi Jeannie, Julie and Marc. There is snow on the web cam. I miss all the snow. NOT.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Thu Nov 7 04:43:42 UTC 2002
Could someone let me know the time of the Light Parade on 12/7? I'd prefer to be watching it live on Aunt Jackie's deck at 197 Main Street instead of trying to catch it here in Florida on the WebCam!!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Thu Nov 7 00:38:18 UTC 2002
Hi, Posie....
Been 40 years since our eyes have met. I talk to sister Dean (telephone and e-mail) fairly frequently....mostly about Bob and Audrey. I sometimes will visit them at Leisure Gardens. Always see cousin Bobby S. when he's in town. Certainly hope one day he and Joyce retire at Portage. He and I still laugh our butts off when together. Life is good in P.I. Good where you live? Dick
From: A Archer
Date: Wed Nov 6 22:49:23 UTC 2002
Anyone wanting a little nostalgia as far as foliage is concerned,type in (Mutleys Page)without the brackets,in your browser (Google) and enjoy. Kennebunkport, but least it is Maine foliage. As usual subtract 1 from each of the #s in my E-Mail address if you want to mail me.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Wed Nov 6 21:49:22 UTC 2002
I've been watching that today too Julie. I'm excited about the Florida cold front that is coming, but the temp on my computer still says 70. That is cold, though, from this morning when it was 83. Did you see the Main Street cam? It isn't even 5:00 and it is pitch black.
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Wed Nov 6 21:05:01 UTC 2002
Hey everybody! Go look at the picture on the scenic cam of Presque Isle today. Fall foliage? Looks like winter to me! Brrrrrr!
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Wed Nov 6 21:01:56 UTC 2002
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Wed Nov 6 19:28:49 UTC 2002
Hi Posie, Glad you found the site! Hope you find some contacts!
From: Posie Donahue Lewis
Date: Wed Nov 6 18:04:39 UTC 2002
Hi,everyone! Is anyone from the class of 1970 out there? I am in Lake Ridge,Va.-22 miles south of D.C. Two kids are in college and that leaves us with the cat! Drop me a line.
From: marc libby
Date: Tue Nov 5 17:58:07 UTC 2002
Julia, thanks! m
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Tue Nov 5 17:24:36 UTC 2002
Marc, That's a great idea for a book!
From: Denise
Date: Tue Nov 5 16:08:10 UTC 2002
yes, all this "going back" is great! I also have fond memories of going to the fairs. how many of you snuck thru the fence? (lol)how many of you got caught?? (lol) gee, If we could count how many goldfish we all got that week of the fair...
From: Vince Arsenault
Date: Tue Nov 5 15:54:14 UTC 2002
I'm orginally from Bangor, but damn anything or town from Maine is great to see and this person has a hell of a valued program sight on the Internet. Beautiful!
From: Webmaster
Date: Tue Nov 5 12:58:06 UTC 2002
To those wondering about the status of the Scenic Cam; I will turn it on from time to time, but it won't be on constantly like before. And to the person wondering about the Main St. cam at dusk a few entries back; yeah, it does appear to get cloudy during this time of day. Although I don't think it's because of the dirt on the window (I'm sure the window is dirty!) but has more to do with the camera itself. --Webmaster
From: Tenlee (Blanchard) DiPierro
Date: Tue Nov 5 11:43:25 UTC 2002
Wow! MEMORIES! I see lots of names I recognize and interesting tid-bits too. Thanks Julie for emailing me the web site! I'm on Westport Island, Maine and love the coast, but think of Presque Isle often.
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Tue Nov 5 03:13:02 UTC 2002
Marc, Mr. Keegan sent me home more than once for wearing my skirts too short! He called me Julia - not too many people did - my dad, sometimes and Carroll Parker! Are Danny Ladner and Glenna Smith around? Hello from all the Moskowitzes if you see this!
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Tue Nov 5 03:06:56 UTC 2002
Jeanne, We'd love to see you when you come to New York. I have a 13 year old boy who would probably love to meet your 15 year old daughter! Do you ever get to South Florida? We'll be in the Lauderdale/Miami area for two weeks at Christmastime. Anyway,my brother was looking through this site, started looking at real estate, and there was our big house, 65 Dyer Street, for sale!
The very place where Sandee used to sit with my grandfather! Go take a look! It sure brings back memories.
From: marc libby
Date: Mon Nov 4 21:58:43 UTC 2002
Julia, Nice mention of Mr Keegan..really nice man.. even if he did kick me out of school for a few days because of going to a party during the school day... he was fair and ethical...Hello to Dan Ladner and Glenna Smith.. marc
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Mon Nov 4 19:52:27 UTC 2002
Mark your calendar. Our 30th, yes 30th, class reunion is set for July 26, 2003. Carol Bell has an e-mail distribution list and will keep you updated if you let her know where to reach you. Her e-mail address is: bellc@infi.net I'm trying to convince Christine Lynch to go too. It would be so great to get together. Carol is trying to arrange a tour of the high school for Friday night and have some of our teachers there. I think she said Mrs. Hutchins said yes.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Mon Nov 4 19:44:41 UTC 2002
Keegans was in a long narrow building right at the end of Fairmount Cemetery. It was a car lot at one time, but I think the building is gone now. I loved those pizza burgers too and can't seem to find one to compare in Florida! Now I visit Winnie's for one whenever we are "home"!
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Mon Nov 4 19:41:58 UTC 2002
I'm so excited to see your e-mail. Please e-mail me and give me your address. I'll be in NYC in March or April with daughter, Amy (15), and her dance team. We spent vacation the summers of 99, 2000, and 2001 there at the Waldorf and had a blast! I'd love to get together while we are there. I sent you a sympathy card when your dad died, but don't know if it ever reached you. Would love to catch up on the "twinnies" as well as Gail and Andy, not to mention you. We have so many memories. Sandee Thorne just came to visit a couple weeks ago and we talked about how she used to sit with your grandfather when she lived next door. We are going to the west coast (of Florida) to visit her this weekend. Please keep in touch.
Can't wait to hear from you.
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Mon Nov 4 19:30:11 UTC 2002
Where was Keegans located at?
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Mon Nov 4 18:59:05 UTC 2002
My sister Gail was a carhop at Keegan's and she used to bring home milkshakes for us. I couldn't wait to be old enough to have a job there - and be just like Gail - it seemed so grown up! Unfortunately, they closed down by the time I reached that age. I loved Mr. Keegan. He was the vice principal to Mr. Moores when I was there.
From: Rod Cray
Date: Mon Nov 4 18:50:29 UTC 2002
This site just keeps getting better and better. Pics are great, so is the nostalgic conversation in the guet book. One request, though....please keep the Scenic Cam working during the winter. For us unfortunate transplants in the Deep South, it may well be the only snow we see.
From: connie clair
Date: Mon Nov 4 16:35:52 UTC 2002
I remember going to Keegan's Drive-in and eating that wonderful homemade raspberry pie and yummy pizza burgers! Had forgotten all about it til I saw the photo! Neat!
From: renee costell curts
Date: Sun Nov 3 17:32:19 UTC 2002
Hello, anyone out there from the class of 1983? I'd love to hear from you! Hi, Karen ( my sister)!
From: Terri Bush
Date: Sun Nov 3 12:28:47 UTC 2002
Great Site!!! Just purchased property there and I will be moving there next summer. I can't wait!! But until then it's great to view the cams:)
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sat Nov 2 21:16:21 UTC 2002
Hi Pam and Sandee Thorne! Not only from Dyer Street but long lost neighbors! I'm living in New York City now, was in South Florida for about 6 years where my mom, brother Andy and the twins all live. Sister Gail is in Massachusetts. How are all of the Thornes? I can't wait to tell the twins about this. I have great pictures of Pam with Linda and Laura and the dog, Fritz, up at the camp on Cross Lake! My dad just loved Clem! Be in touch.
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sat Nov 2 21:10:34 UTC 2002
Hi to Wendy Delano, someone else from Dyer Street! I have been in touch with your brother, Pete off and on via email. Hope all is well with you.
From: Julie Moskowitz
Date: Sat Nov 2 21:06:58 UTC 2002
Hi to everyone and anyone who recognizes my name. Mary Derosier just turned me on to this website and it's so much fun to take all those trips down memory lane! Hi to Jeanne Merrithew. I also remember that skating rink and my freezing feet! And lots of after school get togethers with you. I haven't been to Presque Isle since December 1979 when my dad passed away. The following year my mom moved to Florida and nobody from my family was left up there. Now, many years later, (grew up with Class of '73) I would love to go back, see my house on Dyer Street, walk down Main Street. I'll be checking in with this site regularly. I love touching base with people from home. Some of you may know my siblings, Gail, class of '67, Andy, class of '70, and the twins, Linda and Laura, class of '76. All for now.
From: Sarah B. Bair
Date: Sat Nov 2 17:03:52 UTC 2002
Hi all, We were just up there in P.I. for a visit with my family. It sure was Beautiful at that time. Was just looking at the Secnic Cam and saw SNOW wow it is 62 here in Mandeville, Louisiana. We may get a Flake or 2 once in a while than the whole town shuts down :) ...... Hi Gloria & Mom if you see this..sure miss u all. Keep smiling......
From: Sarah B. Bair
Date: Sat Nov 2 17:03:12 UTC 2002
Hi all, We were just up there in P.I. for a visit with my family. It sure was Beautiful at that time. Was just looking at the Secnic Cam and saw SNOW wow it is 62 here in Mandeville, Louisiana. We make get a Flake or 2 once in a while than the whole town shuts down :) ...... Hi Gloria & Mom if you see this..sure miss u all. Keep smiling......
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Sat Nov 2 12:45:20 UTC 2002
Jeanne and Dick: so nice to hear from you both; separate emails follow.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Fri Nov 1 21:05:39 UTC 2002
Hi Carol Jean, I'm so glad you found this site. I check it daily and it is so exciting to see people that I know sign in. I got a Halloween/birthday card from your mother and have to get a B-day card in the mail to her. Call us and come visit Daytona Beach some time!
From: Dick Graves
Date: Fri Nov 1 21:02:06 UTC 2002
Hi, Carol-Jean...
Dick Graves talkin'. Haven't laid eyes on you since 1959. Eerily, I just happened to talk to your sister, Maryann (spelling?), yesterday at the office. We talked and talked and, of course, your name was mentioned. What a coincidence! I reckon you're hardy and hale. Any old P.I. photo you'd like to see posted on this website?
From: sharon mello
Date: Fri Nov 1 15:46:23 UTC 2002
I love your site. I can't wait untill it snows, I hope to se tons of it. I was hoping to see more people though and some of the houses they live in. Now that's an idea cant you get someone to walk aound town with the cam corder and aim it at people and in their windows so I can see a true northerner at work and play??
I am KIDDING ... really though, I hope to see tons of snow ! you have a great site.
From: Carol-Jean McHugh Lougee
Date: Fri Nov 1 01:23:02 UTC 2002
Great site; anxious to see Main Street in the daylight! I'll have to call my mother, sister and the rest of our relatives, so they can stand on the street corner; that way we can see them live here in Florida!
From: marc libby
Date: Thu Oct 31 18:52:07 UTC 2002
for those who wish for other maine shots, check out www.roundpix.com. .. great photos of various maine sites.. What a pretty state!
From: connie clair
Date: Thu Oct 31 16:06:14 UTC 2002
Wally B. What is your last name? That might help in determining if anybody knows you. Did you graduate from P.I.? Also there is no email address for you.
From: wally b
Date: Wed Oct 30 23:14:40 UTC 2002
does anyone remember me?
From: Waldo Libby
Date: Wed Oct 30 21:06:13 UTC 2002
Wow! What a fine treat to find a site like this. -Brother Marc in Arizona mentioned it yesterday.
John H., I don't know a lot about the Opera House, except that it burned down sometime in the late '40s or very early '50s. As a noontime escapee from Cunningham School, I remember climbing around in the wreckage that remained on the site for maybe a few years.
Like everyone else, I've got to thank Dick Graves for posting those old pictures of Presque Isle. I tried hard, but couldn't see the town's (oops!) -city's one and only traffic light hanging over the intersection of Main and State streets. We thought we'd really arrived when new lights were installed, -one on each corner! in the mid-50s.
We're having an "Aroostook weather day" here in our part of Oregon: cool, crisp, clear sky, and a little bit breezy. -Makes me wish I was out hunting whitetails on Hobart Hill again.
Thanks for building this web site for us "Maineiacs in Exile."
WL Forest Grove, OR -PIHS class of '59
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Wed Oct 30 18:50:25 UTC 2002
I love this site! I check in everyday. I can't wait to see the snow fall! I hope it shows up on the Main Street web. site. Its neat to read all the guestbook sign ins.
From: Barbara Wray
Date: Wed Oct 30 03:24:23 UTC 2002
I just got this site sent to me..Its great to know how much everyone enjoys good old PI. I come to Fl. winters, but will ALWAYS go home for the summers. Lived in the same house now for 54 years. It was nice to read some of the names of people I haven't kept track of. Hi to the Thorne ladies!! Still have family there in PI and Fort..This will surely be a FAVORITE site for me. Great job..thanks for all the efforts.
From: Meredith Carr
Date: Wed Oct 30 00:51:22 UTC 2002
This is a great sight. My brother sent the info. to me. It was fun reading the messages from others. Abbey's grandparents were really great people and friends of my parents as well. Your grandmother and her twin sister were always known as the "kissy twins" at church. They were always giving people hugs and kisses. What lovely people! I head to PI a couple of times a year just to be revivied. When we have the deep blue skies occasionally here on the coast of Maine I always refer to them as an "Aroostook sky". Keep up the great work, this is really nice.
From: connie clair
Date: Wed Oct 30 00:14:59 UTC 2002
Dear Webmaster, I've noticed for the past couple of days when viewing the main St. cam after dark, that it has a white cloudy film on it. Is it because maybe the window is fogged up or something? Just curious. It doesn't do it during daylight. Thanks!
From: marc libby
Date: Tue Oct 29 16:41:18 UTC 2002
wow.. just heard of this.. greetings from Phoenix.. grad from PI in 75.. When I was a child, there was a photo taken of three children walking down the street in front of the Newberry's store.. the three children were my sisters, Harriet and Gwen, and myself. never thought to buy one then,we just thought it was neat that someone took that picture.. now, would love a copy to give to them as a gift.. does anyone have one that I can buy or get a good copy of? thanks.. can e mail me at mlibby@ncen.com marc
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sat Oct 26 16:33:24 UTC 2002
You asked where did the "good old days" of medicine go. Those days of good and humanitarian medicine were traded in for big, big money days. The world of medicine is fueled by money alone...nothing else. Shameful!
From: connie clair
Date: Sat Oct 26 14:23:25 UTC 2002
Thanks Dick for that great pix of the P.I. General Hospital. And also for the other info on the old hospital and nurses home. Didn't remember that. I was never that unfortunate to have to go back there for any other procedures!Sure do remember ole Doc Griffiths tho. He took care of me clear up thru high school.I remember him coming to our house and treating me for an ear ache. He was a very kind and gentle man with his big "black bag"! Where did those days go?
From: Dick Graves
Date: Sat Oct 26 12:28:37 UTC 2002
RAG111@webtv.net should have read Dick Graves. Please direct any comments or relate any memories of the old hospital to the "guest book" rather than to my e-mail (above). Viewers would love to hear from you and about your stay in "City Hall"......
From: mailto:Dick%20Graves
Date: Sat Oct 26 12:13:35 UTC 2002
The new old photo you're viewing is P.I. General Hospital as it was around 1946. The building was converted to City Hall when the hospital (A.R.Gould) was built and opened in 1960. The wooden structure to the right is the first public hospital to be built in P.I.(1912). In 1919 plans were made to build a larger one. It opened in 1920. The old structure was then used as a nurses' home (not nursing home) until 1937 when it closed for good. It was torn down sometime in the early '60's (not sure of exact year) and the lot has been used as a parking lot for city employees since. My grandfather practiced medicine there until his death in 1945. We should also remember Drs. Boone and Griffiths who spent many, many long hours in this building plying their trade (often without compensation, I might add). If you were born in P.I. before 1960, it's highly likely you took your first breath here. Some of you must have vivid memories as kids spending time there (tonsils, adnoids, broken bones, etc.)....
From: Abbey Haagsma
Date: Fri Oct 25 20:36:03 UTC 2002
My name is Abbey, & my mom is Connie Clair(Monahan).My grandparents are Peter& Verna Monahan. (passed away 2-3 yrs ago) My fondest & best childhood memeories were of P.I. We always lived out west, & would often visit during summer vacations. I did attend kindergarten @ Zipple School, though, but don't remember a whole lot. I am now 32! I miss all the yummy food & goodies (Winney's Dairy Bar & Holten Farms Dairy) going to the fair, and driving up & down Main Street looking for a parking space to go shopping w/ my "Nanny" Verna. I could go on & on......but I am soooo happy to have access to such a neat & nostalgic website. Thanx to whoever created it!
From: Mark Farr
Date: Thu Oct 24 19:42:13 UTC 2002
Boy I miss P.I., I spent my whole life there then moved in 99'to NH. Although I love it down here it doesn't compare to P.I. I miss the all day sled trips, going to the store for a gallon of milk and saying hi to 15 people you know along the way. For the younger people: remember buzzie burgers, YUM. The nike site, burtlands, the top of presque Isle, sitting in my car waiting in the back of mc donalds, wow i wish i could move back, too many memories
From: Dick Graves
Date: Thu Oct 24 00:33:46 UTC 2002
Jeanne T.....
Want to thank you again for introducing me to this website. Any requests for photos of good, ol' P.I.? Hi to your mother....Dick
From: Dick Graves
Date: Thu Oct 24 00:24:37 UTC 2002
Hi, Otie...
Haven't seen you since we talked by the milk coolers in Smythe's about 3 years ago. I thought at the time what a great Codes Enforcement Officer for the city of Presque Isle you would have made. But, alas, you found greener grass. Remember when we painted for Leo Tardy in summer of '62. Tomorrow I'll post a nice photo of P.I. General Hospital from the mid '40's. Good to talk to you.....
From: connie & otis clair
Date: Wed Oct 23 18:04:41 UTC 2002
We are both proud "natives" born at the old General Hospital in P.I. in 1950 & 1951 currently living in north central California, and love this site!(thank you Diney for sending it to us!) And thanks to Dick Graves for those great photos and also your great contributions in the Star Herald.
From: Wendy Delano O'Brien Leedy
Date: Tue Oct 22 14:35:44 UTC 2002
Wow! I love it. Makes me homesick.
From: cheryl wilson
Date: Mon Oct 21 20:35:39 UTC 2002
This is great I spend many a day on the river skating from 1944 to 55, it brought back so many memories. I hope you get more pictures.
From: Marian
Date: Tue Oct 15 19:20:48 UTC 2002
Good Heavens!! I thought Main street had a fire when I looked in this afternoon. I guess someone washed the window and left streaks? Never mind, I love this site anyway.
From: C. Cote
Date: Wed Oct 9 22:29:02 UTC 2002
Yes! Please add more photos if possible! Have you any from the 60's on up as well? I remember the old skating rink as well! Anyone have any photos of any of the fairs that took place over the years?
From: Dick Graves....
Date: Wed Oct 9 17:13:17 UTC 2002
Jeanne et al....
The skating photo I sent this morning is a bit dark and bluish. I've rephotographed it in the better light of the noontime sun. I have resubmitted the photo and if the webmaster chooses, he will post the better picture. Do you have any requests for photos of old P.I.?
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Wed Oct 9 13:40:39 UTC 2002
WOW,I love the picture of so everyone skating on the stream. It sure brings back memories although I can't even stand on skates anymore! You have great pictures, Dick. I'm with you Karen and hope that more people hear about the site. I love to read everyone's messages. It's a great way to keep in touch.
From: Denise
Date: Wed Oct 9 09:27:51 UTC 2002
Thanks Dick! I was one of those poeple that never walked around with a camera because I never realized that always wanting to leave the county when I was a teen because there was "nothing to do" would lead me to always wanting to go back and how important the memories are. Thanks to those who submit photos...A picture is worth a thousand words. :-)
From: Dick Graves
Date: Tue Oct 8 22:44:05 UTC 2002
Jeanne and others...
Before your time ('50's), we skated on the river itself just south of the bridge. We even had music and a hut with a small wood stove to warm our bones. Then, sometime in the late '50's perhaps, the city built a regular skating house and a rink off the river. Tomorrow I'll post a real nice photo of us skating on the river in 1955. Stay tuned...
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Tue Oct 8 21:20:30 UTC 2002
I also remember the skating rink! I had some great times there. The wood floor, the stove and oh the hot chocolate was the best. Even though it was cold up there I don't remember it bothering me so much. Now living in Georgia when we get cold weather here it goes right through you! I have really enjoyed this web site. Hopefully more people will catch on to it. Would love to here from old classmates!
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Tue Oct 8 19:06:32 UTC 2002
I am closing in on 48 and I remember the ice skating rink. My most vivig memories are sitting inside that little shack with freezing feet on the old wood stove! Just checked the temp there and wonder if the Web Cam thermometer is broken or if it is really only 48 degrees. It is 90 here in Daytona Beach and I'm ready for some of that fall weather.
From: Denise
Date: Mon Oct 7 22:17:46 UTC 2002
Let's roll down memory lane...Does anyone remember the old ice skate rink where riverside park is now? Seems like yesterday when "American Pie" was playing on the speaker and it was the #1 song at the time. I know some of you out there turning 40 must remember this!! yes...that's right...40! Yikes!
From: Jean
Date: Sun Oct 6 17:45:46 UTC 2002
When do they put the christmas decorations up? Do they put lights in all the trees I see lining up and down the street? Nice and quite looking town. :-)
From: Rick Moraros
Date: Fri Oct 4 20:56:15 UTC 2002
I came to maine back in 1982 to work for Bar Harbor Airlines in bangor, i was best man at a wedding in Presque Isle, i met a girl up there and fell in love, my life has never been the same i sure miss the good times up at squa pan lake memories of a life time what a great way of life except for the winters up there
From: Rod Cray
Date: Wed Oct 2 13:26:07 UTC 2002
Born and raised in Westfield, I have been in Houston, Texas since shortly after H.S. graduation in 1973. Always looking forward to the time when I can return to visit (or live). Your camera shots and pic galleries provide a daily peek at the heavy traffic (ha ha) in downtown P.I., as well as the great scenery.
Date: Fri Sep 27 20:53:55 UTC 2002
what has toilets got to do with anything? ha ha
From: Dick Graves
Date: Thu Sep 26 23:58:24 UTC 2002
Hi, Johnny...
We meet again in a strange and public forum. Heard the other day (forgot with whom I was talking) that the Opera House had no toilets. True?
From: wallace bolstridge
Date: Thu Sep 26 19:26:44 UTC 2002
Glad to see the cam. Still looking.Talk to you later. Bye.
From: John L. Hone
Date: Thu Sep 26 18:53:18 UTC 2002
Born and raised in PI town. Grad of 1957. Visited this summer for the class reunion and fell in love with the place once again. Enjoyed your website and watching the cars go by. I am researching and writing a short history of the PI Opera House and would love to hear from anyone who has memories, photos, or stories of the Opera House which was located on Main St opposite the Greenlaw Block (now gone).
From: Dick Graves
Date: Thu Sep 26 10:58:48 UTC 2002
Thanks to Jeanne Merrithew Tolley, I found this wonderful website. Thanks, Jeanne! Will connect my classmates (PIHS class of '60) to this site including one (Bob Thibodeau) who lives in Australia. He'll be thrilled! My brother-n law in Chile will like it, too. Good show guys, but I have no idea who's in charge of this website. Someone out there want to fill me in.....
From: Jim Papia
Date: Tue Sep 24 14:11:27 UTC 2002
Grew up in New England, Amesbury MA, and Maine was only 30 minutes away. Never really grasped how big it is until I got stationed at Loring. 30 minutes to Maine, 7 hours to Loring!! I use to think Bangor was northern Maine!!! I remeber driving up the first time. "Northern Exposure" was big at the time. I felt like I was in Alaska once I got past Bangor. Truthfully, once I got past Portland I thought "Oh my god where am I going"...I was only there for 16 months (only 5 of which didn't snow) but I have found memories. PI was "downtown", sorry Caribou!...ooh and when Wal-Mart opened!! What excitement...ooh and double ooh when the Mall opened!!! I never saw so many New (nova) Brunswick plates in one place, even when I was in New Bunswick!!!...maybe someday I can come back and visit...a snowmobile vacation might be nice...I like the country and even like the winter and snow though 40 degrees and rain in June can be a bit yuck ya know!!! Don't miss the black flys though, so much worse than mosquitos!!! Those two weeks of summer are beautiful though, just kidding.
From: robyn & Joseph york
Date: Wed Sep 18 20:41:25 UTC 2002
Joey and I are moving back to Mapleton/Presque Isle as soon as we find a house to rent. We would like to be moved up by Thanksgiving. If anybody knows of a place available let us know please. Need to get back home soon. Thanks,
From: Patrick Ayotte
Date: Fri Sep 13 03:23:37 UTC 2002
I miss home. Moved in 86 when I was 14 and im 30 now. I went to most of the schools there was in Skyway when we left for Augusta. If anyone out there remembers me please!!! write.
From: Renee Costello Curtis
Date: Mon Sep 9 22:51:19 UTC 2002
My brother, Michael, told me about this site. It's wonderful! I was born in PI and lived there for 18 years! Graduated in 1983! Looking forward to my 20th, yes 20th, class reunion next year! I'm always proud to say that I'm from PI! Hi Mom and Karen!
From: Rita
Date: Mon Sep 9 18:18:43 UTC 2002
from Old Town, Me. We really enjoy your eye on P.I. Main St. Nice seeing all of the comments from those who know about this, we just found out about it last week. Great job!!!! but would like to see more people in it, ha
From: Carol Schultz
Date: Thu Sep 5 21:28:38 UTC 2002
Thank you for answering me about the schools. Hope to move to Presque Isle next year.
From: Carole Tomah Mulhern
Date: Wed Sep 4 21:06:06 UTC 2002
Want to say hello to the Sowers family. Aunt Dot, Uncle Earl, David, Rosie, Lucille, been a long time since I've been up there.
From: Becki
Date: Wed Sep 4 18:09:17 UTC 2002
Want to wish my sister, Laurie Bouchard, a very happy birthday!! Won't embarrass you by saying how old you are, but I will say you are still older than me! Hee hee!
From: Becki
Date: Wed Sep 4 18:06:24 UTC 2002
To Carol Schultz who asked about the PI school system. I work as a Child Protective caseworker and go to a lot of the county schools. Presque Isle is one of the best. Other towns with exceptional schools are Washburn, Caswell, Mars Hill and St. Francis (these are the some of the schools I have dealt with). Hope this helps and a big "Hi!" to the creators of this site, to whom I am related!! :)
From: Carole Tomah Mulhern
Date: Wed Sep 4 10:42:00 UTC 2002
Want to say hello to the Sowers family. Aunt Dot, Uncle Earl, David, Rosie, Lucille, been a long time since I've been up there.
From: Pam Thorne Nappo
Date: Tue Sep 3 14:52:53 UTC 2002
Hi Karen, email me. I don't have your address. Hi to Jeanne. This is a great site.
Date: Mon Sep 2 21:02:10 UTC 2002
Date: Mon Sep 2 14:00:43 UTC 2002
The public school system is wonderful here in Aroostook County Carol...but like most schools, I do find however that they pass students to graduation that do not deserve to be there. And this information is coming from parents who's children has worked their butts off to get that diploma. I know one teen who missed at least 4 months of school, never did any community work, barely had a (d) average in grades,always in trouble...and yet walked down graduation aisle and never had to make up for any of it.
From: Carol Schultz
Date: Mon Sep 2 13:48:40 UTC 2002
I am interested in finding out about the public school system in Presque Isle. Thanks, Carol
From: delbert soucier
Date: Sun Sep 1 03:21:46 UTC 2002
born in sheridan till 1954 moved to ft fairfield. spent a lot time in pi
From: Webmaster
Date: Thu Aug 29 12:52:49 UTC 2002
The Scenic cam is currently down because the hard drive in the computer that runs it has died. It will be running again as soon as I can afford to replace it :)
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Wed Aug 28 17:49:36 UTC 2002
Hi Pam please write to me and give me your phone #. I am at the same address. I have been wondering where you were living now.
From: tlb
Date: Wed Aug 28 15:17:52 UTC 2002
When is the scenic cam going to be back working? I am going thru withdrawals here :)
From: Pam Thorne Nappo
Date: Mon Aug 26 15:01:29 UTC 2002
Hi all! I grew up in PI and have been gone now since 1994, when I moved to the Poconos in PA. I came back to Maine in Oct. 2001. In June of this year I moved to Arizona where the sun always shines. Hi to Karen whom I haven't seen since our 10 year reunion.
From: Sandee Thorne Gendron
Date: Sun Aug 25 14:44:26 UTC 2002
Great idea for those who miss the beautiful county!I've been in Portland for the past 25 years and just relocated to Clearwater,FL...it doesn't feel like P.I.!
From: Rebecca Lunney Guernsey
Date: Tue Aug 20 22:43:36 UTC 2002
Sitting in Anchorage at work watching the cam waiting for my dad to go by! What a great way to pass my day! Thanks
From: Karen Costello Beaulieu
Date: Tue Aug 20 14:10:44 UTC 2002
Thanks for the great web site. My brother Michael sent it to me. My husband Terry where up there for his 30th class reunion in July. Had a great time. Loved living in PI and also remember tooling up and down Main Street. We have been living north of Atlanta GA for 19 years. Love it here too! I really miss snowmobiling though. Hi to Debbie Lynch.
From: Webmaster
Date: Tue Aug 6 11:49:37 UTC 2002
Thanks, but HoultonLive.com is the handy work of another organization. But a great site! :)
From: Sonny Ogden
Date: Tue Aug 6 10:24:51 UTC 2002
I love Houlton Live. Great job.....
From: Shane Higgins
Date: Fri Aug 2 04:39:41 UTC 2002
Great Webcam of Main Street...Born and Raised in That sleepy town..I loved it. Now I am in Hell...Ala-ugh-bama.
From: Webmaster
Date: Thu Aug 1 21:19:26 UTC 2002
Thanks to everyone for your support of the webcam :) All your feedback is appreciated. Hopefully at some point we will be able to add some others around town.
From: Sandy
Date: Thu Aug 1 21:09:56 UTC 2002
I am sitting here in my cubicle in Manhattan looking at all the cars pass by in Presque Isle. The scenic cam looks beautiful, though. I would really like to visit your beautiful state.
From: The Langley's
Date: Thu Aug 1 20:10:17 UTC 2002
We have lived in sunny Flori-duh for 7 years and see by the web cam that P.I. is still bustling. We agree with the person who thought a cam at the Main/State Street intersection would be great. Have a great winter and try to not get buried in too much snow.
From: Abby McLaughlin
Date: Thu Aug 1 15:56:41 UTC 2002
I like where the webcam is...even if there are only a few cars going by, that's Presque Isle...it gives me a sense of home.
From: Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Date: Thu Aug 1 11:04:01 UTC 2002
Thanks for the reply webmaster. Unfortunatly, I am not living up north. I live in Old Orchard Beach, but there are a grove of trees between us or I would offer my cam for others to view. I do thank you for the cam you do have however because it reminds me of how many times I "tooled" down main street back in the 70's. ok people, help the webmaster out...use those cams of yours for things other than chat! lol
From: Webmaster
Date: Thu Aug 1 03:05:19 UTC 2002
Sure, we've thought about setting up cameras many places in town. Unfortunately, wanting to and being able to are two different things. Cameras and internet connections aren't free. If you'd like to contribute, maybe we could get some more set up!
Date: Wed Jul 31 22:19:00 UTC 2002
Too bad someone didnt think of setting up a web cam in the area where the Northern Maine Fair is. Is there anywhere in town that camera can point at other then the same view we've all been staring at? this is a great/awesome site...but watching 3 or 4 cars go by an hour doesnt keep me in here for very long lately.
From: Hi mike
Date: Tue Jul 30 04:14:14 UTC 2002
From: A. Furrow
Date: Sat Jul 27 10:57:59 UTC 2002
This Is Great! Now I get to check and see if snow has arrived and maybe see a farmiliar face of someone I knew there.
From: Abby McLaughlin
Date: Tue Jul 23 06:31:26 UTC 2002
I just moved from Presque Isle to Athens, Georgia to go to college about a month ago. I miss it so the webcam is a plus, hi to everyone back home.
From: Becki Bouchard
Date: Mon Jul 22 21:01:50 UTC 2002
To Angela,
Yes, there are apartments to rent in the area. Jobs can be harder to find, but not impossible to determined people. The Presque Isle school system is one of the best, so it is a great town for raising children. So come on up and enjoy the County!!!
From: Becki Bouchard
Date: Mon Jul 22 20:58:22 UTC 2002
Hey Guys! I still think it would be nice if you could have the camara near the intersection of Main and State streets! More action. Hee hee.
From: Richard
Date: Thu Jul 18 09:06:51 UTC 2002
Angela...Aroostook county is a great place to bring your children up with good values and morals. something we county people have always prided ourselves on...However, the workforce here has its ups and downs. It is very hard to make a living in this area and substain it and be prepared to work long past retirement unless you are financially stable in the beginning. Hard work is what we KNOW and DO and most likely wouldnt have it any other way.
From: Angela
Date: Wed Jul 17 23:25:14 UTC 2002
Hi everyone this is a great sight! My fiancee and I are planning on possibly moving up to PI next year from Lewiston.We want to raise our future children in a decent town with decent people who have good values.We also both hate the bigger city life.What types of jobs are there for young couples?Are there lots of apartments to rent?I'd be very interested in hearing any positives about PI from the locals.Thanks !:)
From: Sarah B. Bair
Date: Wed Jul 17 21:44:12 UTC 2002
This is really neat...I was born there and my MOM and SISTER live there in Presque Isle.......and I live way down in South Louisiana
From: Donna L.
Date: Wed Jul 17 20:56:30 UTC 2002
I have a friend vacationing up there the next two weeks. I was curious to see some pics.
God Bless you all!
From: Larry Smith
Date: Tue Jul 16 14:35:13 UTC 2002
Home Sweet Home. Regards to all from Boulder, Colorado.
From: Lucas McPherson
Date: Mon Jul 15 17:07:57 UTC 2002
i think your web site is very cool and my gramy dose to.
From: Roger and Susan McKenney Sabin
Date: Thu Jul 11 06:37:38 UTC 2002
Nice site! My wife [from Fort] and I will be up as usual for the festival. This will be her 25th Yr. reunion. I have never been to one of my own at Deering, but have attended all of my wife's at Ft. Look fotward to visiting all, but will miss playing in the golf tourney due to health. Love to all county folk!
From: Major Alan Wisniewski
Date: Tue Jul 9 01:35:30 UTC 2002
Kudos on your web site and web cam. I was stationed at the now-closed Loring AFB from 82-85, and I still think fondly of my time there at the "end of the earth". My wife Sharon Aiken is an UM-PI grad, and she is still the best thing that has ever happened to me. Cheers and good luck ya'll!
Date: Mon Jul 8 01:16:00 UTC 2002
From: Edie (Michaud) Essex
Date: Tue Jul 2 22:38:52 UTC 2002
I was born and raised in Presque Isle, graduated from PIHS in 1952. I now live in Hawthorne, Fl. My brother-in-law told me about this site. I enjoy it very much.
From: ED
Date: Tue Jul 2 00:16:10 UTC 2002
From: danny cater
Date: Mon Jul 1 17:11:58 UTC 2002
i think eddie kasko island is more scenic
From: TBPF
Date: Mon Jul 1 17:06:30 UTC 2002
Does anyone on your little isle have a car that was built after 1985??
From: Damon Buford
Date: Mon Jul 1 17:06:28 UTC 2002
Will I feel welcome in Presque Isle? You know what I mean.
From: MBF
Date: Mon Jul 1 17:03:28 UTC 2002
Will there be veggie burgers at Caribou Fest 2002?
From: Josh Fellar
Date: Mon Jul 1 17:00:23 UTC 2002
I am looking forward to coming to the potato bloom festival this year. My friend Northern Sox Fan and I love your quaint little town.
From: Judith A. S. Crawford
Date: Wed Jun 26 01:45:20 UTC 2002
Very nice website. Enjoyed vey much.
From: Jeanne Merrithew Tolley
Date: Wed Jun 19 19:09:37 UTC 2002
Ok, if Debbie Lynch can sign the guest book so can I. Born and raised in P.I. but have been in Daytona Beach since 1977. Will be visiting the County in mid-July and can't wait to see everyone!
From: Debra Lynch Niebel
Date: Tue Jun 18 22:07:55 UTC 2002
What a great idea! Born and raised in P.I. but have lived in Delray Beach, Florida since the 80's. I miss P.I. so it is nice to check out this web cam. Can't wait to see it in the fall and winter. Hi to the folks and alsoBecky, Greg and family!!!
From: Doug Smith
Date: Sat Jun 8 00:04:55 UTC 2002
I enjoy your site very much, it makes me wish I could live all year in Maine. I spent my first 18 years going to Kennebunkport for the entire summer. It was more comfortable than the hot summers in the suburbs of Montreal. I now live in Maryland now which is also quite hot in the summer. The people of Maine and the beauty of the seashore are two things I miss very much. Thanks again for your nice web site and web cams.
From: Eddie
Date: Thu May 30 21:05:43 UTC 2002
Been out of p.i.over 50 years,only
lived there 12 years.Wonder why I think
of it so often? Looks like your camera
is set up around the Aroostook Hi-Test
From: Doris
Date: Tue May 28 10:04:45 UTC 2002
Was disappointed to see that the American flag was used only for the sole purpose of yesterdays parade. They went up before it started, and came down after it was done. Putting them up from sunrise to sunset would of looked more patriotic for Aroostook county. This really saddens me. :-(
From: Alan F Archer
Date: Mon May 27 13:23:34 UTC 2002
Just found this web site and was surprised and pleased at the same time.We (the Mrs & I are from Mapleton originally) are in self imposed exile here in The great state of Texas. Hello to all and have a great Memorial day. Arch & Mikki Archer. Remove 11 before aol to E-Mail me
Date: Fri May 17 19:12:29 UTC 2002
very nice cam setup.thank you
From: Carolyn Nadeau
Date: Fri May 17 00:42:21 UTC 2002
Could not see much tonight because of darkness and rain but will check it out again. I read all the comments, interesting.
From: Bev Rush
Date: Thu May 16 14:39:14 UTC 2002
I am a Maine native and have been stuck in California for 20 years,,, these Maine web cams have kept me sane in this insane world, 2 more years here in exile and I'll Be Back,, please keep Maine The Way Life Should Be. See Ya Soon!
From: Jean Estey Robinson
Date: Wed May 15 18:44:04 UTC 2002
Hi, I have family and friends in Presque Isle. I have been living in Florida for over 20 years and will be making first trip back home this summer. Beautiful country!!!!
From: Craig Stouffer
Date: Wed May 15 18:25:36 UTC 2002
Nice to "visit" Presque Isle. I've been there only once, although I go to Maine twice a year usually. Maybe I'll make a physical return in October. Where is a cheap place to stay there?
From: George E Robshaw
Date: Sun May 12 17:45:24 UTC 2002
we are moving in my new home this sunday 5/19/02
From: Blanche Littlefield
Date: Sat May 11 23:39:28 UTC 2002
So glad to find this web site.My cousin sent it to me. Graduated from Mapleton high in "39 . Where does the time go !!!! Would love to hear from anyone.Get back once in awhile . Good luck!!
Date: Tue Apr 30 20:14:41 UTC 2002
To Jack: Not much has changed since 1948. The only diffrence if you were to come home is all the small old houses along the river edge from Allen Street up to the Armoury are no longer there. Where Sears was is now a Rite Aid Pharmacy. The buildings you are viewing in the cam are the originals ;-) "The County" Still a great place!!
From: Daniel Silliman
Date: Mon Apr 29 00:51:10 UTC 2002
Greetings to "THE COUNTY", what a place! Some of my most cherished memories are associated with the area and the people of Aroostook.
From: Jack Pasqual
Date: Sun Apr 28 20:33:30 UTC 2002
Spent the first 21 years of my life in PI. My father owned "John's Boston Shoe Store" on Main Street. In Pipe's building. Also owned "Specialty Shoppe" next door. I graduated from PIHS in [ugh] 1948. Would like to know more about downtown Presque Isle. I wrote an article, published in "Down East Magazine" last year, describing Boy Scout outing in 1940. I have entered this site as "favorite place" on my computer. Cool!
From: george duffy
Date: Sat Apr 20 08:27:40 UTC 2002
i think this is great!!!
From: Greg Curran
Date: Mon Apr 8 06:21:03 UTC 2002
You're doing an excellent job on the site, Main St. has changed a lot, be able to keep up with the changes, good luck.
From: Vern Hall
Date: Thu Apr 4 20:08:32 UTC 2002
The addition of the Main Street WebCam is fantastic. I left in 1971 and now live near Houston, Tx. The Main Street of P.I has changed little in 30 yrs. which is a good thing. I enjoy stopping by your site from time to time.

Thanks again,
V. Hall
From: Marian
Date: Mon Apr 1 20:04:55 UTC 2002
I have been unfortunate enough to have lived in Houston, Tx for 40 years. As a Mapleton born native of Maine, I miss Maine so much that sometimes it literally hurts my heart. Thanks for the chance to see my old stomping ground. Loved it as a teen, and still do.
From: Robert
Date: Mon Apr 1 15:57:31 UTC 2002
I was born and raised in Presque Isle.My dad worked at Loring AFB, known as Limestone back then.He was transfered to New Hampshire and soon after Texas when I was 13 years old;way back in 1960.I Didn't really miss it that much when I was younger.Now that I am wise enough to understand what a special place it is I miss it more with every passing day.Sign Me--Stuck in Hell or Houston,Texas as the locals call it.
From: Steve Brown
Date: Mon Apr 1 02:01:18 UTC 2002
Greetings from Nova Scotia , Canada. Our daughter Becky is attending university there and enjoying it. Thanks !!
From: Crystal l. Johnston
Date: Sun Mar 31 17:13:59 UTC 2002
Borned in Mapleton,lived in Castle Hill most of my life. real nice place to live.now in fla.anyone from the county please e-mail me.bye all!
From: brenda brien
Date: Sat Mar 30 00:10:00 UTC 2002
Hi..looks beautiful. I am from Pennsylvania and will be moving to Presque Isle in a few weeks. Can somebody fill me in on the positive. Thanks
Date: Wed Mar 27 13:21:40 UTC 2002
I never see anyone walking on main street. Does anyone do that aymore?? It looks like a ghost town other than a few passing cars...rarely a person walking or even cars parked on the street. Is there another angle withen the city to view more "happenings" ? Maybe this summer we will see more people walking and enjoying the shops and scenery of downtown. :)
From: Webmaster
Date: Mon Mar 25 20:07:43 UTC 2002
Yeah, you're right. The glare is a problem during the afternoon hours. Actually, I think most of the 'glare' is the result of how dirty the outside of those windows are. I really should wash them :)
From: Becki
Date: Mon Mar 25 19:36:07 UTC 2002
Great Site!! Love the State of Maine, wouldn't live anywhere else! I am glad all those "displaced" Mainers can get a taste of home at your site! One tiny note, your web-cam facing Main Street, PI needs to have something in front of it to help stop the glare from the window. Can you fix it? The view would be clearer if you could. Keep up the great work, many more people will come to appreciate it!
From: Marjorie Maynard
Date: Sat Mar 23 04:12:04 UTC 2002
Hi, really great that we are finally getting some news from good old Presque Isle, Me. I have lived in Fl. for 30 yr's. but still miss that great food from Maine! Keep the cam. going and give us lot's of new's from up there. I lived in Me. for many yr's. I am one of the 'old timers' from up there. Only thing I don't miss is the cold and snow.
Date: Sun Mar 17 21:35:13 UTC 2002
From: Jerry
Date: Sat Mar 16 19:08:49 UTC 2002
Great to see the old P.I. Main St. Went to Teachers College back in the 50s.
From: Stu,Lai,Steve Clark
Date: Sat Mar 16 18:06:40 UTC 2002
Great site,live in macwahoc.Love this great state of Maine.
From: KG and KG
Date: Thu Mar 14 17:08:11 UTC 2002
Visited Houlton last fall for the first time and fell in love with Maine and all the GREAT FRIENDLY folks we met there. Now to have PI to "drool" over is icing on the cake. We can't wait to retire somewhere there in "God's Country". Would trade the whole state of TX for it!
Date: Thu Mar 14 15:16:48 UTC 2002
From: Dana
Date: Mon Mar 11 22:40:21 UTC 2002
Nice site! Visit frequently. Student at Mapleton High '36 - '40. If any of you old timers attended then and are wired, would enjoy hearing from you.
From: John M Arnold
Date: Mon Mar 11 22:29:41 UTC 2002
Stationed at the Airbase from Oct. 59 to Aug. 60. Loved the area. Don't miss the ice and snow.
From: duane & gail cleaves
Date: Sat Mar 9 18:21:29 UTC 2002
this is great. do not miss the snow but miss the friends and family. it is 82 and sunny here today.. keep up the good work.
From: Lori
Date: Fri Mar 8 18:59:34 UTC 2002
Hi, I was born and raised in Waterville area (Feb 14th 1962), but my birth mom is from Presque Isle. Just wanted to check it out.
Date: Thu Mar 7 22:30:59 UTC 2002
From: james seitz
Date: Wed Mar 6 20:50:54 UTC 2002
hi......i used to live in the presque isle area for many years.. i just recently moved from there and was curious to know how the weather was up there.......
Date: Thu Feb 21 20:50:26 UTC 2002
From: Charles Allison
Date: Tue Jan 29 23:49:02 UTC 2002
Oh, doesn't this site bring back the memories from 40 years ago. Was stationed at Loring AFB from 1962 till 1967.
From: Anna
Date: Wed Jan 23 15:15:35 UTC 2002
I'm from Kansas but I belong in Maine!
Date: Mon Jan 21 19:33:36 UTC 2002
Hello from Old Orchard Beach...grew up in Mapleton...glad to see a web cam of "home" THANKS!
From: Ione Bailey Rush
Date: Sun Jan 20 15:35:13 UTC 2002
Hi to all, I live in Dover-Foxcroft but was born in Monticello. I love my four seasons. It is great to be able to view Presque Isle and Houlton via live-cam. Keep up the great work.
From: Steve Hadd
Date: Tue Jan 15 18:49:49 UTC 2002
I worked in Presque Isle at WAGM radio in the mid to late 70's. Also was on Loring as a G.I. prior to that. I always enjoyed the friendly people of Aroostook! Steve Hadd
From: Ron Philbrick
Date: Mon Jan 14 23:14:49 UTC 2002
Was checking out the Houlton cam for the snow and found this sight. The mtns. here in SW Va. and East Tenn. don't compare to the lay of the land in the county. Caribou and the county will always be home. Great site!!!! Thanks.
From: John Bissell
Date: Sun Jan 13 14:40:41 UTC 2002
Presque Isle looks pretty good from out here in North Idaho. We have more mountains, but you have real winters. Ours seem to be getting milder each winter. Which you also had a town camera set up.
From: Jan Johnson (maiden name) Carmichael
Date: Sun Dec 30 23:52:50 UTC 2001
So very happy to find this site.I will visit alot to feel connected for the time I can't be there in person.It definitely will be a perk for me.Thank you so much.
From: Jim Carmichael
Date: Sun Dec 30 15:59:15 UTC 2001
Been looking for a cam in PI...Great to see what is going on...I spend about 7 months a year out to Squa Pan...Now i can see what is going on while away...thanks...
From: Clarence L Miller
Date: Sun Dec 16 15:12:11 UTC 2001
I was stationed in PI during WW2 where I met my wife Rosanna Michuad who passed away 15 yrs ago. Emjoying your Web Cam pictures and news of PI,keep up the good work. CL Miller
From: Bob stano
Date: Fri Dec 14 19:22:33 UTC 2001
I have recently purchased land nearby Presque Isle. During my visit I met a lot of nice people and fell in love with the area. If anyone has time to visit the Mall there, you will find a wonderful lady who sells gems, stop by and say hi. If you want a relaxing view you must put this site on your favorites list. I look at this site daily and can't wait until I retire yp there.
From: Gloria
Date: Wed Nov 28 00:01:39 UTC 2001
Looked at this during night, so not much to see. But did see it before and the view is great. Enjoyed the guest book comments especially. Did you let Joe's Joan now about the comment from her brother?
From: Charles W Barton
Date: Sun Nov 18 01:51:57 UTC 2001
Great Cam !
From: Bev Rush
Date: Tue Nov 13 21:27:36 UTC 2001
I was born and raised in Maine the best place on earth. Made a mistake and ended up in California. will be moving back in a couple years to spend my last days on this earth there. love the maine webcams, waitng to see the snow this year,,,,,the foliage was wonderful !!!!!!
From: Pelletier
Date: Mon Nov 12 00:34:33 UTC 2001
Love the web cam. I remember PI and Caribou well. I hope to move back some day. Growing up was great and I still have a lot of friends there.
From: Mimi
Date: Wed Nov 7 15:28:31 UTC 2001
We have never visited PI - have place outside Bangor - fun to see another part of the State - hope to visit in future - Thanks for the great view!
From: Ralph DaSilva
Date: Sat Nov 3 15:37:17 UTC 2001
Great Picture, was stationed at Loring
AFB, for many years and owned a home in
Presque Isle. Miss the quiet and most of
all the solitude. Great people up north
keep up the great way of life there.
From: Laurie Bouchard
Date: Thu Nov 1 18:56:25 UTC 2001
Love the view! Great pictures.
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From: Terry Nazar
Date: Tue Oct 30 23:15:02 UTC 2001
Hi, I live in Florida and my sister lives in Maine. We all grew up there. She was in one of your photos and I would like to see it. Her name is Joan Deshane and it was taken on 10/27/01 Could you send it to me...Thanks! Love Maine go there every summer...the key word is SUMMER...too cold for me in the winter. My blood got thin living down here in the South for 22 years.
From: Randie Blunt
Date: Mon Oct 29 22:35:08 UTC 2001
My fondest wishes to Mr. Rod Thompson. Also any wishes to people who still know, Susan Sommerville etal. or Julie Cameron etal. or Bette Ann Goldsmith.
The times I spent in PI were precious and wonderful. Randie
From: Joan
Date: Mon Oct 29 15:49:21 UTC 2001
Thanks, Jeff for letting us be in the picture and for our
From: Gerald Clark
Date: Sun Oct 28 11:45:24 UTC 2001

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