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Monday, July 21, 2014

POST 1385; JULY 21, 2014; WATERFORD, MAINE


A day full of surprises, injury, beautiful homes and lakes...and numerous new friends, without whom my day would have ended a disaster.










Please say HELLO to ROB and KIM HUBBARD and their Grandchildren.

We met in McDonald's yesterday as I completed the update.  Look forward to touching base with ROB and KIM again soon.















BRIDGTON main street.

Have included many of BRIDGTON's business buildings and homes.






























Next 5 images are of art murals on downtown buildings...























































A meandering Brook flowing through BRIDGTON.







































Beautiful Stone Dam in downtown.






Local map.

Click to enlarge.








Please say HELLO to ED...a local business man fabricating custom Kitchen Cabinets from Cedar.























Never saw the likes of this vehicle before.







A Stone Wall.








Please say HELLO to my benefactor, CYNTHIA DiCENSCO.

Returning from my 2nd walk, I tripped on the Drain Grate in the next image...flying in a rather good layout, smashing my nose into the asphalt pavement and momentarily stunning myself by the impact.

CYNTHIA stopped at the traffic light, jumped out of her still idling car, ran to me, telling me to stop moving.  I leaned against a signpost letting the stars clear, feeling my nose was totally smashed flat .

Stood still as she ordered.  She moved her car into the adjacent Bank parking lot, returning to me.  Inspecting me over, found I received not a single scratch to hands, arms, or legs.  My nose was bleeding slightly from cuts on it's tip.

Otherwise, I seemed to be fine.  My head - except for the nose direct hit, did not hit the pavement.

I am, many hours later, still astonished I received NO real injury.  I really slammed down hard, stretched flat out.









I think I felt CYNTHIA say..."gotcha ... and gonna keep ya."  Yes, I know, an old man's vanity.








Please say HELLO to CYNTHIA's Helper - Mr. No Name, one of Cynthia's tons of town huggers, kissers, and plain ole adoring friends...also, this gentleman is owner of a popular town watering hole

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Please say HELLO to the entire staff of the adjacent Bank .
where CYNTHIA and her friend took me to recover my wits - I thought I was fine...had no pain - Wet paper towels, glasses of ice water to drink and worried employees shuttled from their work stations to check on me

"You want to see a doctor - go to the hospital...?"

"No?'

So, saying thank you to half of BRIDGTON, CYNTHIA drove me to fetch SAM, with orders that I follow her car...we're going home for the night.

And, that is how I have spent the past many hours meeting dozens of "friends", CYNTHIA's kissing - hugging - friends in town, at CYNTHIA's mountain top home - each room a theme of some World location...and one mile down the mountain, her beach front home on one of MAINE's pristine lakes.

Yes, our Lobster dinner was beyond excellent.









WATERFORD Lake as viewed from CYNTHIA's home.






MAINE's mountains reaching North into CANADA as viewed from CYNTHIA's mountain top home.

Some decor found inside CYNTHIA's mountain top home...see below...







Hand painted Circular Saw Blade...








Hand painted Cross Cut saw.







BUCK and DOE






Please say HELLO to CYNTHIA, Lady Of The Lake, Auntie to a large tribe of young people,. and continual benefactor to her Lake family.











Cynthia's view across the public beach in front of her home.







Looking down the beach from my comfy beach chair, Cynthia is sitting in the sand on my left.








Is now dark 10:00 pm.  Visitors have gone home, as has Cynthia, gone back to her mansion on the mountain top...to be with her two PURE WHITE German Shepherds and two itty bitty months old Yorkies.

Me?...I relegated to the beach house for the night.

Tomorrow morning, "WE" have an appointment with JOSH - another of Cynthia's kissing friends, Josh being the premier Auto mechanic in BRIDGTON.  You see, SPIA developed a major smoking Engine Oil LEAK.  JOSH drove out to the lake to look at SPIA recommending NO MORE DRIVING HER until a full inspection.  SPIA is in real danger of an engine fire !










CYNTHIA swears my falling on my face in front of her was pre ordained...for her, not for me.

We shall see.











1 comment:

Rodney Hess said...

Bruce,

Isn't it grand that you are able to meet so many very nice people? Our country is really grand, scenic, and has lots of fantastic folks out there. When I was young, everyone helped everyone, whenever they needed help. Nowadays, that is not always the case. Rural areas usually have fantastic folks who love to help, and share their lives.

Happy trails. Keep us posted on the results of your car checkup, with the car doctor.