Tapping Sugar Maples ; The Country Gentleman, cover illustration . N. C. Wyeth (1882 - 1945)
Mark & Austin's Maple Orchard
- March 2020 -
to our 15th issue of the "on-line" "Friends of
This is a free, un-official, and occasional e-zine about matters of our wonderful town, Whitefield, Maine.
David Chase -editor
Whitefield's Writers, Playwrights,
Poets & Chroniclers
Recently upon the creation of our "Whitefield Archives", I recognized a place where that collection could find a home - a place where it could, like the scores of other collection albums stored there, be quickly updated, edited and easily accessed,
And so it is, that
now I am able to share that
In recognition of David Hayden's MDOT contributions, here is :
the Clary Bridge Album.
Where is this ?
This vintage Cyanotype postcard from Whitefield appeared online..
To me, it has the feel of the Town Farm Road going into Maine Helicopter's heliport.
Re: January "Friends of Whitefield" newsletter :
Susannah Lowden:"Cool stuff, David. Thx!"
of Whitefield" newsletter :
Marie Sacks: We sure do have some talented people in this town. Thanks for including Julian. Did I miss it or is there no mention of historians?
Natasha Mayers: "David, it is so wonderful to see your collection of Whitefield creatives.....and thanks for this gift you make for all of us "
Christine LaPado-Breglia: " Thanks.."
Derrick Daye "Loved this Uncle Babe! Especially the artists page -- Wow -- so much talent! Hope 2020 is off to a great start!
Art Dyer: "Dave, Very nice! "
Sharon LaMothe : "Just wanted you to know that I enjoy your news letter! Thank you for taking the time to put it together.
I send it to Roland and Kathy LaMothe and my mother!"
Re "When will spring arrive:"
Peter Green : "I'm looking for the harbingers:
maple sap, pussy willows, skunk cabbage, bluets, willow catkins, red maple
Arthur Mayers: "Haiku for spring... If forsythia Do not come back till April Why the heck do we!"
David Cheever: "‘Tis true, ‘tis pity; ‘tis pity, ‘tis true.
Mike Sodano: "Thanks David. We'll be back from Florida then."
Tony Marple: "Will winter ever arrive? We haven’t had one rain free snowstorm yet."
Gary Woodcock: "..Really Neat.."
I try to create sympathy for
my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
– Stephen King
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration. – Ernest Hemingway
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use. – Mark Twain
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.