July 27, 2013

The humble Farmer: 'Two lobster catchers from Beals ...,' and other tales of life in Maine

The humble Farmer tries out some things for next week's 'Bert & I' storytelling shindig in Rockland.


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One of the most curious things about this service is that although they claim they can find out anything you want to know about anyone else, they also claim to be able to change your records so that people can only find out good things about you.

There was once a religious commune in Tenants Harbor. It was a friendly commune and everyone got along very well. But one day a young man fell and hit his head so hard that he didn't wake up that day. Nor did he wake up the following day. The members of the commune prayed for him, and every day two or three people stood by his bed singing hymns -- all day long.

Then, one day, after 16 weeks, a miracle. The young man opened his eyes and he looked at the people standing by his bed. He raised his hand and they could see that he was going to speak. And he said, "Please turn off the music."

You young people don't know nothing about moderation. Back when I was a kid, we had neighbors who were moderate. One day Alva Harris was lying on his back greasing a car in his garage when he saw some boots walking around.

So Alva hollers out, "Is that you, George?" And George says, "Yes, you awful busy today, Alva?" And Alva says, "What you need?" And George says, "My house is on fire."

The humble Farmer can be seen on Community Television in and near Portland, heard on WMPG Community Radio and visited at his website:



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