Tag Archives: children

Son of Bangor Dayly News bloggist wins districkt spelling bee

Since I am a farly unnown bloggist with Bangor Dayly News it stands to reezin that I have a good grasp on spelling, and oveeosly my son William picked it up, becuze he just won the RSU64 districkt spelling bee! He compeeted last yeer to, but was elimanated after a slip of the tounge caused […]

Cold weather can bring out the good in people

Being broken down is bad enough…But on a winter night in sub zero temperatures it’s nice to know you can count on folks in the community!

Do you still get opening day jitters every November?

Last Saturday, here in the State of Maine was ‘Youth Day’ for kids under 16 to hunt for deer. My 12 year-old son Will, said he was excited to go. I made arrangements for him to hunt at a local beef farmer’s land. He has over 1,500 acres of corn fields, hay fields, pastures, woodlots, […]

Maine State Police to escort Herrmann’s Lipizzan Stallions

Herrmann’s world famous Lipizzan Stallions will be passing through Newport Monday, August 28 with a Maine State Police escort, on their way to East Ridge Stable in Charleston.where they will be performing shows over Labor Day Weekend. The event is going to feature 4 shows. The first show will be on September 1 at 7:00 […]

Catnip. Are we sending our children mixed messages?

Our cat Shoo Shoo was lying on the floor minding his own business. I took a tub of catnip and sprinkled some of it on his scratching post. He looked up at me and continued minding his own business. So I sprinkled some catnip on his forehead. Eventually, he took his front paw and rubbed […]

Snow days aren’t like they used to be!

  In the winter of ’79, I was ten-years-old. If snow was forecast for a weekday, I was excited for the chance for a snow day. For me, a snowy day began around 5 am. I would race down to the kitchen to turn on the radio and listen closely to the long list of […]

How my ungrateful kid cost me a World’s Record fish!

So I took my boy William fishing today. Since I am a pickerel slayer, I drilled 5 holes, and set the traps, then told Will to go ahead and choose where he wanted to set his traps. He’s just a beginner, so I figured I would let him fish my traps. You know, so he […]

Ice fishing on a budget…Equipment hacks!

Ice fishing is a great way to get out in the winter time to get some sun and exercise. Naturally, it is also a very good way to catch fish too! Getting started can be expensive, and storing gear can get messy. No worries! I have been ice fishing since high school, and on a […]

The “Mighty Hunters”…and me

Let me tell you how my son’s first deer hunt went. I want to warn you that our guide for the day, fellow blogger John Floyd, and my son William will try to tell you something different. Let me assure you that everything I am about to tell you is entirely accurate. I swear it’s […]

Getting up close and personal with your food

I believe that¬†everybody should get up close and personal with their food at least once. It is something I have always tried to teach my son. We have grown food in a garden and collected eggs from our hens, and we have caught fish.               Most recently, my son […]