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“When Saint Peter says to me, ‘You ready?’ I’ll say, ‘Wait ’til I git my tray.’ ...Seems to me I grew right up in that hotel racket. I don’t hardly know what ’tis to be tired. One day a fellow at Shawmut said, ‘Gladys, you don’t look like yourself. Are you well?’ I said, ‘What the hell are you talkin’ about? I can outwork any three people you have.’” — Gladys Hutchins McLean


  • 2 Locals in a Resort Town Living in a resort town wears down your sense of humor. Locals concoct pranks and jokes to restore it.
  • 4 Captain and the Parking Lot George Harriman (the Captain) presides over the first pay parking lot in Kennebunkport, the town’s most controversial “hot spot.”
  • 10 Born in “That Hotel Racket” When Saint Peter calls Gladys McLean, she has her answer ready: “Wait ’til I git my tray!”
  • 20 Jenny, Island Shepherdess Jenny Cirone raises 250 sheep on three islands off the coast of Maine. She also lobsterfishes.
  • 29 Island Sheep Salt’s new photographic center section is a study of island sheep raising by Lynn Kippax, Jr.
  • 37 The Sweep Driving sheep on Maine’s islands dates back to the 1600s and continues today. Jenny Cirone and her crew show how it is done.
  • 54 Casey at the Wheel Fishing with Casey Stender is far from dull. “Mother Ocean,” he roars, “I heard you call...”
  • 61 My Yard Sale Television Set Thomas Bradbury’s column, “Deacon’s Bench,” deals with a summer tradition in Maine.
  • 63 Short Takes


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