MsMOMA in Maine reveals what's happening at the home of Himself and MsMOMA, a seriously aging couple who live in a coastal village in Downeast Maine.
In Another's Words
"The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, this you will become." James Allen
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Lafayette Consolidated School 8th Grade Class of 1962 Reunion Picnic, August 20, 2016
From left to right: Jerry Simons, Bill Sparling, Patty Decker, Linda Decker, Diane Wendt, Jim Drew, Burndett Shank, Mike Tisler, Cathy Utter, Jack Snook, Richard Ruch.
Burndett Andres left office management in New Jersey in 2002 and retired with her partner to Cherryfield, Maine. A diarist all her life, she has been writing for many years for her own pleasure and the amusement of family and friends. After moving to Maine, her time was divided between restoring an 1840’s house and keeping a daily journal, which she has finally organized into Maine, At Last, the book that tells the tale.
The story of that first year in Downeast Maine is drawn directly from this journal. “I tell our story journal-style because daily entries have such an intimate quality and draw the reader into the day-to-day activities of settling into the new home and community,” she says. “It is also a good format for revealing the gradual and often comical progress in do-it-yourself renovation. When a journal is translated into a narrative, I think much of that spontaneity and immediacy are lost. Besides, I love journals, diaries, and letters. I love reading them and I love writing them. They are real. Uncontrived. They are uncensored windows into someone’s life, in this case ours, and as such they can be very revealing.”