Saturday, March 13, 2010


Lobsters ands lighthouses.  Oh, and the author Stephen King, one of my faves.  These are the things that spring to mind at the mention of the state of Maine.

A couple interesting facts about Maine:

     1.  It is the only state to have a name which is one syllable long.
     2.  The population of Maine is over 98% white.
     3.  The state drink is Moxie, one of the first mass produced soft drinks in the US.

Having never visited Maine, I have to go on the description of Edna St. Vincent Millay for how it must look, from her poem "Renascence":

     "All I could see from where I stood
      was three long mountains and a wood
      I turned and looked the other way
      and saw three islands in a bay"

Another postcard from Maine can be found here.


  1. How lovely--it's been a few years since we've been to Maine. I do miss it. There's a peculiar and lovely feel all of its own that can't be found anywhere else.

  2. My home state! I have a t-shirt that says "Born in Maine, living in exile."

  3. Fun fact that I will use again and again - the only one syllable state name! I never knew... It kinda fits - strong yet simple and straightforward - that's how we found the state of Maine when we visited last summer. Thanks