Thursday, July 30, 2009

Corner View :: Best Kept Secret

Corner View a day late, my apologies. I've had a tough time with this one. I'm not much of a secret-keeper. And since this prompt is open to interpretation and I could write about not just any personal secrets, but secret places, hidden talents or recipes and even given that, I'm pretty sure not even those things are secrets, I have been at a loss as what to tell you, dear reader. I might have a hidden talent or two, but only Alex and I know about those, eh hem.

Do I tell you that I'm not a Maine native? It's not that secret or any kind of secret, really, but I might not advertise this in some pahts, deah. Trust me when I tell you that still in some areas of Maine, if you weren't born here and even if you've married a Mainah and have born children by him, in Maine, you are still considered from away.

from away (adverb) [See Flatlander]
If you can't claim that at least three generations of your ancestors lived here--or if your ancestors are from here, but you've moved away and then returned--then you're from away. If you've moved here--even if from the next community--then you're from away.

I try not to take it personally when I'm told by my in-laws that I "talk funny". Folks, I was born in Dayton, Ohio. I've been living in Maine since I was three when my hippie family moved us to Blue Hill in the red VW bus.

Me, age 3 in 1974, Blue Hill, Maine

I'm fairly certain that any southwestern Ohio accent I might have had is long gone. Oh, and mentioning that, the Blue Hill Peninsula is probably the best kept secret of all of Maine. If ever in Maine, skip some of the other usual attractions and spend some time in the area, you won't be sorry and be sure to visit one of my most favorite places anywhere, the reversing falls.

more corner views:
jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeannette, outi, ritva, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, april, b, kyndale samantha, karen, kristina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, mcgillicutty, desiree, travelingmama, aimee, sunnymama, amanda, onbradstreet, ali, jenell, britta, juanita, pamela, inna, daan, myrtille, cris, ibb, susi, jodi, lily, gillian, athena, pienduzz, latisha, clairette, kelleyn, iris, demara, mus, ninja, guusje, di, sammi, theresa, cherry b

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