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#922589 - 06/04/08 10:25 AM Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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Edit: Party will be Sept. 6 at 1 PM in Auburn, ME. PM me for directions and contact information.

This is a feeler to see if I can rustle up interest in a party in Maine for the weekend of August 16 or 23. We are about a half hour up the Turnpike north of Portland - about 2 or 2 1/2 hours north of Boston (depending on how fast you drive ;\) ). I don't have any great lure except for my Seiler 180 which I promise to have freshly tuned and the glory of Maine during the summer months. Oh - and depending on how many people are interested, probably some form of lobster offering. \:D

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#922590 - 06/04/08 11:03 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
Jack Frost Offline
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I will definitely come!

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#922591 - 06/04/08 11:07 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
kathyk Offline
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#922592 - 06/04/08 12:33 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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I would like to cast my vote for the wknd of Aug 16th. We will be at a family wedding in SW MO on the 23rd.
I hope this won't be another wedding that cuts into my piano party agenda!! \:D

KK….. let me know if I can assist with getting the word out for this announcement!

So nice to know that JF plans to join the party!!

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#922593 - 06/08/08 10:18 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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Planning on attending! The Lobster did it!

(just kidding - I live in globstertown, Mass)

I posted on another forum, but maybe we should gather here for our posts, enticing a few to travel to New England?

Can bring food from the garden - pesto etc!
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#922594 - 06/08/08 10:38 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
John Citron Offline
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I'll be there! Storm chasing season is over, and it's only an 1-1/2 hours for me up Route 95. The 16th is the best for me too. \:D

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#922595 - 06/08/08 01:32 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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I haven't been to Maine in years, would love to join you if I'm still in this area then.

And you know I love lobsta!

(as he drags out his old pictures from his offshore lobstering days yet again)...


Not the best line of work if you like to play the piano...



The nearest land is 50 fathoms straight down (we were about 70 miles out to sea). Not sure what that is in the water behind me, hmmmn


Geesh, I was losing my hair even back then.


That's my brother's hand next to the big lobster


For perspective, this guy is 6'1"
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#922596 - 06/08/08 05:28 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
IrishMak Offline
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We won't be around the 16- 17th. Not sure about the next weekend.
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#922597 - 06/08/08 08:34 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
lilylady Offline
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Hey Frank,

You gonna catch the lobsters for our party?

If so, I want a claw off the big one...I'll bring the butter!

BTW, did you get to eat that sucker or was that like eating the profits?
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#922598 - 06/09/08 09:22 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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Well, now that there's a little bit of interest percolating, I'm going to throw a curve ball. A couple people at WTF have indicated that they can't make the either August date, so I was wondering if September might be better; I'm thinking maybe the 6th or 13th.

I know it's impossible to make it work for everyone, but I want to get a sense of who could/would come when.

Frank, thanks for adding the pictorial. \:D

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#922599 - 06/09/08 08:17 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
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Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Hi Kathy
We will try to attend either month. Sounds terrific. We will keep checking. I have alerted some of the Cape folks and will advise them of the possibility of Sept.also.
Best to you and yours!
Jeremy & Linda Gloo
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#922600 - 06/10/08 12:49 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
IrishMak Offline
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September 13-14 we will be in Wells, ME for a 2 day chili cook off at Wells Harbor. Of course, that means I would not be able to make the piano party, but you are all welcome to come to Wells on either day to taste some chili, if it is that weekend! It's a great cook off- craft vendors, food, chili, beautiful location right on the water.
Oh, heck, you're all welcome to come to ME for the cook off, even if Kathy's party is NOT that weekend! LOL

As for the party, the weekend of the 6th is open for me.
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#922601 - 06/10/08 10:11 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
Terrytunes Offline
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Either weekend in Sept would work for me.

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#922602 - 06/11/08 08:30 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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I would try to make that one ....

I do love lobsta as well ....

That's a helluva lobsta Frank ....
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#922603 - 06/14/08 10:05 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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Kathy and Jack are great hosts and I would love to attend if I wasn't going on a month-long road trip to the Pacific Northwest.

Kathy's Seiler really sings, too!
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#922604 - 06/18/08 09:18 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
nancy w Offline
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Hello Maine folks. I am up on Deer Isle until September but after that would love to connect with other Maine piano lovers so if the party is in September, count me in. If not, maybe next time! Thanks. Nancy Mackay
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#922605 - 06/19/08 08:26 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
cathys Offline
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I would love to head up that way but the 16th is my middle guy's birthday so I don't think I'll be able to get away around that time.

Cathys

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#922606 - 06/19/08 10:11 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
Bernard Offline
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September would definitely be better for me. I've had 3 invites for the first of August!
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#922607 - 06/19/08 12:16 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
Terrytunes Offline
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Originally posted by cathys:
I would love to head up that way but the 16th is my middle guy's birthday so I don't think I'll be able to get away around that time.

Cathys [/b]
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Cathy... KK is working on possible Sept dates of 6th or 13th. Maybe these dates would work better for you???

Bernard... Must be nice to be so popular! :p

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#922608 - 06/20/08 08:35 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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Wow! a lot of people from Maine here, I doubt I will be able to make it ( i'm off to school in MA in september) but it's great to see so many people from Maine!
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#922609 - 06/21/08 03:39 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
Numerian Offline
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Frank:

How big was that lobster held in your picture?

I ask because I noted this from a lobster fact site:

The largest (recorded) lobster caught was 42.4 lbs., had a carapace length of 14.9 inches and a total body length of 24.1 inches (two feet!). It was caught in 1934 and was probably at least 100 years old.

I recall reading that in colonial times indentured sailors signed contracts before working on any marine vessel. They were allowed fish or meat two days a week, and on the other five days they were forced to eat lobster. Lobsters were not only extremely plentiful but records indicate they were enormous, many of them over 3 feet. Their flesh was tough as shoe leather, so it's no wonder the sailors hated them.

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#922610 - 06/21/08 12:51 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
kellwood6 Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
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Loc: North Carolina, USA
I would be interested in coming. It would just be a matter of timing as I live in NC but come to Portland nearly every week with work. (pilot) I'll watch for the final date and hope the schedule allows for me to be there. Thanks.

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#922611 - 06/26/08 08:57 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
Jeanne W Offline
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Hi, Kathy:

Aug 16 is a definite no go for us, we have company from out of state that weekend. Sep would be better, but then we usually take a week of vacation the 1st or 2nd week, though we haven't planned anything yet, so that's also kinda iffy. :rolleyes: I hope we can make it though. I'd enjoy seeing you again and I bet your Seiler is a beauty! Keep us posted on the dates.

Jeanne W
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#922612 - 06/27/08 10:41 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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#922613 - 07/03/08 08:57 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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Alrighty then, since a couple of you have said the 13th isn't good, but I don't recall that anyone has has ruled out the 6th, let's make it September 6th. Can't wait!

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#922614 - 07/03/08 11:27 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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#922615 - 07/06/08 09:31 AM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
A441 Offline
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Hi Kathy.......
September 6th sounds like a plan. Looks good for us.
Planning to take some time off and your party will be a wonderful start. Will Peter be there to dazzle us with his artistry?
Looking forward to meeting your grand.
Jeremy & Linda Gloo
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#922616 - 07/06/08 09:14 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
kathyk Offline
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Unfortunatly, Jerry, he won't. He just set off to Tawain where he's teaching English for a year.

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#922617 - 07/07/08 10:31 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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Hi Kathy,

I just put Sept 6 on my calender. I don't see any conflicts for me, but Roberta will have to check her calender.

What town are you in? Portland, Rockland, Thomaston? Maine is a big place.

Ed

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#922618 - 07/08/08 12:18 PM Re: Party on in Maine Sept. 6 - NOW WITH PICTURES!
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That would be great if you both could attend, Ed. We're in Auburn which is about 1/2 north of Portland. We're an easy stop off of the turnpike.

Also, you should let Ed Papier know.

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