Saturday, March 15, 2008

3/15/2008 Happy Birthday, Maine!

I received the following email from friends in Philadelphia. Nobody in Maine mentioned it, but Texas friends who live in Pennsylvania did. ;-)
Subject: Welcome to the U.S. Pine Tree State
Date: March 15, 2008 9:32:59 PM EDT

On March 15th 1820 Maine became the 23rd state. So go celebrate, eat some landlocked salmon (state fish) or snack on a chickadee (state bird). Climb a white pine tree (state tree), or smell a white pine cone and tassel (state flower). Since you have a nice voice sing their state song "State of Maine Song" ( I wonder how they come up with that name). Make some peppermint candy in the shapes of lobsters, moose, blueberries and light houses.

If you're in the state capital of Augusta say hello to Governor John Baldacci. Maybe US Senator Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe and US Representative Thomas H. Allen and Mike Michuad will be in town.

You might just want to find a good tavern and read a book by Stephen King or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Or go watch a movie directed by John Ford.

Enjoy your celebration, just don't eat any Tex-Mex.

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