Re: I can't resist ...
- From: "Cathy Cowette" <cathy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 19:05:54 GMT
I remember winters like the ones you described, back when I was a kid. Of
course, the difference in weather between Southern and Northern Maine is
drastic, even now days.
I remember it snowing so much when I was about 5 years old that the snow was
piled up 3/4s of the way up the picture window. Dad had to actually shovel
around the window so we'd get light in the house.
I'm not seeing anything about heavy snow on the weather channel. Just the
typical snow flurries, which usually don't happen.
Yes, I'm feeling a lot better. I started going to a brain injury unit for
therapy, just to fine tune the movements on my right side. Everything is
starting to work normally. I have some short term memory loss, but even that
seems to be coming around.
I had completely forgotten how to finger pick, and have been working hard to
get it back. Last Sunday, I did my first public performance since the
aneurysm... actually, two performances, and didn't have a bit of trouble
playing. It was very emotional for me, though, as the fiddling group I used
to play with was also there, and we were all glad to see each other.
No, I'm on the other side of the state, and further North than Jackman. I'm
right on the border between Maine and New Brunswick, and about 60 miles
south of the northern Border with Quebec.
Look for a town named Presque Isle, way up near the top of Maine.
I plan on making it to an EC gathering one of these years.
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On 13 Feb 2006, "Cathy Cowette" <cathy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
We got less than 1 inch of snow in Northern Maine. It all went out
to sea. Hey, I'm not complaining or anything.
We got about a foot and a half just south of Boston. The timing made it
less convenient - the storm cleared out Saturday night, which left all
day Sunday to dig out. Even got some meltage today, with the clear sky
and strong sun.
We have had the mildest winter that I've ever experienced. I've
January thaws before, but never ones that start in November and continue
The old-timers insist it's just normal weather cycles we're having. It
probably is. But I think it has at least something to do with global
I grew up in Southern Maine and fondly recall two of my most vivid
of winter. The earliest memory is the time we we lived on a lake
Lake), I was three years old at the time so this would have been in 1964.
There was so much snow we were house bound for several days. Finally
someone was able to dig through to our door. At three years old the
drifting walls of snow around our home looked to be twenty feet tall. The
second time was when I was six or seven years old. We lived in an old
house by then. There was a Northeaster that seem to go on for two or
days straight. When all was said and done it looked just like the one
I was three years old. I had access to the barn from my room. I remember
walking out onto the barn roof and right onto the snow from the roof. I'm
guessing that roof eave was about twelve feet off the ground. The
neighborhood kids and I played for hours jumping from that roof into the
It has been a crazy "winter". In Rhode Island they're now forecasting a
degree temperature on Wednesday and by Sunday back into the 20's. It
like you're going to be getting some heavy snow in upper ME later this
Hope you're feeling well and the fingerpicking is coming back!
Just curious, my business travel brings East of Quebec City. Sometimes I
like to drive back through by way of Maine. It's a pretty ride and I the
occasionally see a moose and plenty of other wild life. Are you close to
the beaten path (Rt. 201 through Jackman into Waterville) from QC? It
be nice to meet you some day.
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