Back to the Past

Kathy and Michael at Scribner's Mill, Harrison, Maine

Kathy and Michael at Scribner's Mill, Harrison, Maine

Every year, the first weekend in August, Scribners Mill holds their Back to the Past events. Our friend had told us about it before, but this was our first year that we attended. Although we wear our Victorian clothes around the house and Effinhgam, give us and opportunity to wear them out somewhere, and we are usually there.
For just $6 each, we got to roam around what use to be an active mill up until 1962. From 1851 through 1962, three generations of Scribners owned and operated the mill and two additional generations worked in the mill. You can read more of history of the mill be visiting http://www.scribnersmill.org/history.shtm.
Scribner’s Mill’s vision is “to be an accurately reconstructed saw mill, powered by water using early technology to produce wood products.” We feel that this is an important part of mill history, and we wanted to support them any way we could.
They had saw mill demonstrations, exhibitors from all over, blacksmith demos, tours, craftsmen at work, antique fire truck from 1927 , candle dipping, all sorts of childrens’ events, a pig roast on Saturday  and baked bean ‘suppah’ (darn we missed this) and much more.
Back to the past we went, and had a great time.

Our Neigborhood

This is our neighborhood circa 1917

This is our neighborhood circa 2007

As you can see not much has changed in our neighborhood 90 years. The road is wider, and now paved, and the trees have changed a bit, but other than that things remain the same. Most of the people are the same as well. Some are in Maine, and the others in New Hampshire, but we are still one neighborhood. The state line runs down the middle of the road, but it doesn’t divide the neighborhood.

Living in a small community is nice. There is nothing else like it. You know the neighbors, and they care about you. If you haven’t been seen in a couple days, they wonder if you are alright.
I grew up in a similar kind of neighborhood, and it is nice to know that these kind of places still exist. We all helped one another when it was needed. This neighborhood is no different. If we need help, they are there for us, and we are there for them.
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