Why I live in Maine…..

Reasons I love living in Maine…

  1. From my windows, I see no one else’s house. No other house can see me. The privacy and the quiet is aesthetically pleasing.
  2. The last time I was caught in traffic was July, 2019, and for about 10 minutes.
  3. I can eat nearly all locally produced fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meats, and nearly all of them are raised organically.
  4. Even when it snows, it’s still beautiful.
  5. I lock my car doors and house doors out of habit (After all, I grew up in New Jersey), but I don’t really need to.
  6. Because it’s a smaller population, it’s easier to make changes, it’s easier to know your government officials on a first name basis, it’s easier to become involved, and to make a difference.
  7. I see the ocean just about every day. I see beauty almost everywhere I look.
  8. Prices on some things are cheaper (haircuts, car repairs, etc.)
  9. I can eat lobster pretty much any time I want to.
  10. When I go into shops, mostly someone in there recognizes me, and remembers my name.
  11. Neighbors help care for neighbors here.
  12. I see the incredible celestial heavens every clear night. It’s over a mile to the nearest street lamp.
  13. (I’ll add more later).

5 thoughts on “Why I live in Maine…..”

  1. Well, Wendy, this will stop my thinking, “Poor Wendy, all that cold, miserable weather.” It sounds absolutely lovely. And, the picture which I assume is out your window is awe inspiring. And, getting to see the ocean each day…well, that is a dream come true. Thanks for the thoughtful glimpse of Maine!


    1. Yes, do. I am not here by accident. I worked hard to find a home here which I could afford and which was retirement-friendly. The recession helped me enormously, as it was more a buyer’s market. In a more prosperous economic climate, this property would have been beyond my reach. I love it here. Nowhere of all the places I have lived have I felt a sense of community as I do here. I feel so lucky to be able to be here.


      1. Hi Wendy,
        This is Victoria, Wood’s daughter. I am afraid I could not find another way to contact you. I wanted to let you know that he passed away. If you want any more information, or to talk, feel free to email me (toriahall@gmail.com). Hope you are well.


  2. Ayuh! And plenty more reasons. Like a governor and legislature that work together to get things done for the good of all!


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