S: 2010 Memories compiled by Barbara
BC: All the pets currently in the family! | Mike and Bela, Katie's dogs | Maggie and Guinness | Pebbles | Woof Woof! What a Year!!
FC: 2010 - Stepping Back with Bobo
1: Mom, Katie and I went to Poland Spring, Maine where Mom spent many summers growing up at the Poland Spring Hotel where her father was the resident doctor. We visited the Maine State Building which is now a museum where the hotel memorabilia is. She actually slept in this building when Jim Ricker's family lived there. This building was part of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair and was re-assembled here. | Mom and I are sitting under Hiram Ricker's portrait, the founder of Poland Spring water and the hotel. Mom knew many of the Rickers well.
2: We are standing in the exact spot where her grandfather George Washington Furbush stood in 1920. He was the mayor of Lewiston 1900-1902. | Nettie Ricker (above) painted Mom's great grandfather and his wife. These were two portraits that Jason Libby, the Executive Director of the Museum pulled out of the archives. Nettie was born in 1866, but Mom remembers her. | Cynthia Wheeler Bolster | General Alvan Bolster 1795-1862
3: Mom in front of the model of the Poland Spring Hotel | Model of the Mansion House | Mom and her sister lived in Room 35 next to the turret and elevator; her parents were in 42, and her father's office in 40. | Poland Spring Bottling Plant Museum
4: All Souls Chapel where Mom was married in 1946. | Visiting the family plot in Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine where her parents, maternal grandparents and aunts are buried.
5: Mom grew up at 210 College Street in Lewiston, but it now houses Bates' students. Her father's office was here. | Katie and Mom enjoying dinner on the deck at McSeagull's in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
6: Enjoying those drinks! What a view we had of the harbor - such a picturesque place.
7: Mom quickly learned to love being pushed around in her "chariot" although you wouldn't know it from this picture! | Pictures of the Tugboat Inn where we stayed. Our balcony overlooked the water.
8: Setting a line of lobster traps. | The lobster boat, the Sea Swallow, coming to pick us up at 8 am. | A view of Harbor Island in Boothbay Harbor.
9: Mom putting the rubber bands on the lobster claws. | It was a beautiful morning with great views of the harbor and coastline. | Quite a climb back up to the pier since the tide was dead low.
10: We took the Novelty out to Squirrel Island where Mom spent many summers teaching swimming. In the distance is the Tea Shop where she lived each summer. | The dock at Squirrel Island Passing by Burnt Island Lighthouse
11: Enjoying a bloody mary at Fisherman's Wharf. | One of 12 Moses Bottles that was hand painted by Nettie Ricker. | What's left of the Green Shutters Inn where we spent many summers in the 50's. | Valerie Vincent with Mom in her Palabra Shop which has the largest collection of Moses bottles that her parents originally started. She couldn't have been more hospitable!
12: Visiting Jim and Betsy Fleming (cousins) at their cabin in Litchfield, Maine on Lake Tacoma. | Three generations enjoying a lobster feast together at the Tugboat Inn!!
13: Mom and I returned to Poland Spring later in the summer to visit the Ricker Cemetery which brought back many memories for her almost 70 years ago. | We stayed at the Maine Inn at the Poland Spring Resort. There's Mom sitting on the porch thoroughly delighting in being back here.
14: Postcard of the Poland Spring Hotel before it burned in 1975. Mom sitting on the porch overlooking the golf course. She remembers when Charles Lindbergh tried to land on the golf course to visit his aunt who was a guest of the hotel. There were too many people who had come out to see this event so he couldn't land. | The Riccar Inn, built in 1913, was used for guests' servants. In 1979 it was remodeled and is now the Presidential Inn.
15: We had lunch and bloody marys at Cyndi's Dockside, where Mom used to swim when she lived at the hotel. She remembers it as Hale's Boathouse. This was a great way to end a wonderful trip. | Looking across the golf course at the Maine Inn.
16: Marianne and Guinness visiting Bobo at Edgewood. Guinness had a ball!
17: Marianne and Dave in her apartment in Baltimore with Guinness.
18: Mom's GREAT GREAT nephew - Wheeler!! What a cutie. It was great having Covahane, Nancy and Donald for dinner! Wheeler is a family name that can be traced back to the 1700's. Too bad they live in San Francisco. | A very special visit!!
19: Nancy and Neil watching the action. | Wheeler was transfixed with Mom (and Donald was too!)