Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
Ah, you don't have to be ashamed to admit to this fact . . . you had no choice in the matter, right and besides you realized eventually that Maine was a great place to live in the end (other than the high taxes, blackflies, messed up state government, enough social programs so that you need never work again and the summer tourists -- hey, the place can't be perfect, right?)
Besides, I figure we were all part of Massachusetts once anyways -- just one big happy family until we broke off . . . and now the way things are going (taxes, social programs, etc.) it seems as though we're determined to rejoin Massachusetts anyways.
Please note: The above statements are made by someone with dubious Maine connections . . . my father's parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. have lived all their life in Maine with connections running from Fort Fairfield, ME. However, my mother's parents moved here from the Bronx when she was a teen . . . therefore under the terms of the Maine Ancestry Accord of 1987 I may not be entitled to be called a full-blooded Mainer.
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