Quick Trip to Kennebunkport

I’m pretty thankful that my boys are getting to the age that they don’t “need” or ask for much for their birthdays….and that they understand that “doing things is better than getting stuff.”  So, as one of Thatcher’s birthday gifts we took off for a one night getaway to Kennebunkport.  Our intention was to simply swim, beach comb, fish, explore, ride bikes, poke around in some stores, and then head to the Portland Sea Dogs game the next morning.  The weather didn’t necessarily cooperate for some of our planned outdoor fun….although the fishing was still a must.

While there we drove by the Bush Estate.  It was nice to show the boys where the family has gathered together for so many years and to look across the water and imagine the good times, laughs, rites of passage, celebrations, etc that have unfolded on the lawn and within the walls.

It was even nicer to hear that President Bush was in attendance at the Memorial Day parade the next morning.



  • Greetings Mr. President! So good to see you out and about these days.

    So were the boys suitably impressed? (My bet is…not so much. I spoke with former President Truman when I was in high school, at a mock press conference. I sure as heck knew he had been president but it didn’t register to me that mine was a rare event until many years later.) Make sure the boys don’t forget the parade!


  • George H. W. Bush entered the Navy on his 18th birthday, June 12, 1942, as a Seaman 2nd Class.
    On September 2, 1944, Bush was assigned to take out a radio station located in the Bonin Islands. In the course of the action, Bush’s plane was hit with enemy fire. Though the plane was on fire, he completed his strafing run on the targeted Japanese installation before flying towards sea to bail out offshore from Chichi Jima, a Japanese-held island near the more well-known Iwo Jima. He was rescued by a Navy submarine, the USS Finback. A genuine hero, Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. He was discharged in September 1945 with the rank of lieutenant (j.g.)
    I’m sure Memorial Day has a very special meaning for him. He must have been only 20 years old when he accomplished this. We owe much to the many thousands of men who fought, and lost their lives to keep us free. We should never take this for granted. — LYD

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  • Thank you Nicole for sharing this! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂 Behind every Warrior, Guardian, or Hero, is a Mother, Father, Family, teachers, mentors, and friends, that have instilled – guided those with values, character and faith, leaving a path for those of us who follow.” – Dave Moore

    A little more about President George H. W. Bush.

    “In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994/” Source: Osiyo to all our CCIE members and friends! Welcome to our November 2013 edition of “Tawodi” (Cherokee Nation)


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