My Maine Stories

Everyone has a story... What's yours?

Everybody has a story...
My Maine Stories submissions, organized by topic, tell the history of Maine.

Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut wrenching fear

Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of JUNE 2020

Passing the time during the Pandemic
by Don V

Building a strip canoe

Isolation!
by Leslie

Having only moved to Maine alone 8 months prior, had to freeze my life

From Brooklyn to Maine
by Samuel Gelber

Moving to Maine changed my artistic style, and I continue to learn from the landscape every day.

One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York

Rest Stop in Scarborough, Maine
by Lee Evans

This is about our first visit to Maine in 1998. My wife and I moved here from Maryland in 2007.

The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.

63 year Presque Isle High School Class Reunion
by Kathryn E Joy

What happens when there are no more reunions planned.

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

During an epidemic, Sisters of Mercy came forward to serve
by Sr. Pat Mooney

Sister Mooney talked about her 55 years as a Sister of Mercy and her work with Mercy Hospital

Julia Winters and Life in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine
by Judy Zaccagnini Flynn, granddaughter

6 year old sent to Maine foster home when her parents were unable to care for her

The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani

When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

Working at International Paper and being part of the community
by Gary Desjardens

Working for International Paper and volunteering for the Special Olympics of America

My Life in Boxing
by Bob Russo

Bob Russo on boxing and his life in Portland

Mark Plummer, golfer from Maine
by Mark Plummer

Amateur golfer from Maine, Mark Plummer discussed his golf career and life lessons

Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.

Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here

Blessing of the Creatures MAINEUSA
by Marty Pottenger

Passamaquoddy "Blessing of the Creatures'' honors the creatures of Maine.

Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

The Point
by Norma K. Salway

In the summer, on the eastern shore of Songo, kids dove from a leaning tree

Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part