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13 Life Lessons Everyone Learns Growing Up In Maine

Growing up in Maine means something special. It means warm summers playing on the road outside our house with other kids from the area. It means shirts stained with chocolate Gifford’s ice cream and fingernails full of the day’s dirt. People outside the state just don’t understand. When our community turns us out into the world, we are armed with things other people just don’t have. A certain love for the land, our family and a good bean dinner are just a few things we hold dear. Here are some other lessons everyone learns growing up in Maine.

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Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: