September 2006

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Tthe other day I arrived at school to have one of the custodians stop me in the hall and tell me, that if he had never seen in me in his life before, he would know right away that I was from Maine. I thought about my weather-beaten, salt-stained baseball cap that is now stuck permanently to my head, and wondered if that was a giveaway.

When I asked him how he would just ‘know’ I was from Maine he shrugged and said Mainers have a “distinctive” appearance. There was something about the way he said “distinctive” I wasn’t sure I liked, and it set me to thinking about what Mainers are supposed to look like.

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