Sunday, August 31, 2008

Who is the Fashion Etiquette Dictator?

I'm cleaning out my closets....putting away 'the whites'...and questioning all the rules....
Why not be 'innovative, creative and bold'...and dare to wear white after Labor Day?...What trivial thoughts on a beautiful morning in Acadia!....I should be out and about....enjoying the National Park...instead of cleaning closets!...

In 1894 an act of Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday...celebrating the American work force and the symbolic end of summer....I wonder who made the rules that you can't wear white shoes after next week?...or who said that you have to put away your straw hat ? GrampE Bob thought I was joking when I told him that fashion etiquette dictates that white should not be worn after Labor Day....Who is the 'Fashion Etiquette Dictator'??

When I did a little research online, I discovered that originally it was white shoes that were taboo— white or "winter white" clothing was acceptable....What I did not find out was...Who made those rules?...Who started the fashion trend...and why? Although this seems the greater scheme of things..perhaps there are others questioning that concept....because , according to Wikipedia....the custom is fading: "Fashion magazines are jumping on this growing trend, calling people who 'dare' to wear white after Labor Day innovative, creative, and bold. In the world of western attire, it is similarly tradition to wear a straw cowboy hat until Labor Day. After Labor Day, the felt hat is worn until Memorial Day."...white clothes...white shoes...straw hats...can tomorrow really be the symbolic end of summer?....

Time for me to stop cleaning closets .... concentrate less on 'what to wear' and zero in on the real purpose of my designated day off tomorrow..."To pay tribute each year...on the first Monday in September... to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. "
(I'm still wondering 'what to wear' to tomorrow's picnic...white pants, white shoes and a straw hat?)
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Awesome Wonder

It's Saturday morning and I'm headed for downtown Someville Maine! Our quaint village library is open for business this AM and I can't wait to get some new reading material for my 'pedal boat therapy' sessions on Long Pond.

Driving thru the village, savoring the scenic views on the way to my office every morning, I find myself humming the song "How Great Thou Art".

From the library lawn, the vistas across the Mill Pond and Somes Sound are so incredible....
"When through the woods, and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze"......

I find myself grinning when I drive by in the early AM and see the tourists sitting on the library steps ...and on the benches on the lawn, with their laptops propped open, accessing the free 24/7 internet service that the Association provides. I can't help but wonder if they snuck away in the early AM from their vacation cabins in the Maine woods (while their family is still sleeping) check on the real world!
"When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made".....
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Friday, August 22, 2008

I want to be a fireman like my GrampE Bob!

GrampE Bob told me about the recent fire in Northeast Harbor....and how the whole town helped. He said that firemen from far away came to help put out the fire and save the rest of the town. He told me about all the treats that the neighbors kept bringing...lots of cookies and other yummy goodies. He even got a new cap to wear . I still can't believe that someone soaked his hat in ice water and put it back on his head... to help keep him cool. He said that any fireman who needed a hat or needed food...or something to drink were given whatever they needed. He saw neighbors walking down the street with plates piled high with brownies and cookies...and chips and lots of other treats. I REALLY want to be like my GrampE Bob. It would be so awesome to ride in the big fire truck, help people AND eat yummy treats!

He said there were many heroes and he told me how kind and generous all the people were . He said it was also sad and scary for people who lost their things in the fire.

My sister says that she wants to help the Red Cross because they help the people who lost their things. GrampE said that the Red Cross needs lot of help. ...and lots of money. It will be nice if she helps them.... but one thing I know for sure:

"When I grow up, I want to be a fireman like my GrampE Bob!"

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What to do with Kids and Matilda in Acadia

Wondering what to do with (or without?) kids in Acadia National Park?I came across an interesting posting in our local Newspaper's web site (
On the Junior Ranger Ambassador Blog, SCA Andrew has several other great suggestions.
What are your favorite activities? ...Pedal Boating in an icy cove? Yes ..This really is Spring time in our cove and that really is Matilda, standing on the ice...Thinking about hopping in the back of the boat to hitch a ride on the Pond!
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