Writer & Editor Meet Again in Maine
Cal and Ellie Kendall joined Pat and me in Maine this past week for another memorable get-together. We visited the Bowdoin campus where Cal and I were roommates 64 years ago. The Bowdoin book store finally stocks sweatshirts in Cal’s size and he wears his new shirt with pride in the above photo.
Coming out of the Bowdoin store, we ran into a violent muni-burst with heavy rain and gusty winds. We watched the Bowdoin students scurry for shelter with one of them enjoying the drama and putting on a water-show for us as we sat in our car.
The burst turned out being a serious storm albeit brief in duration. When we returned to our house we saw huge trees down all around us.
We ate some great meals together, including a new-found restaurant called Maxwell’s in Bath. My favorite meal together was lobsters at our house. This time Pat laboriously took the meat out of the shells which was a pleasant change and I cooked my blueberry cake—my fifth one this summer.
We went boating on Connie and Toby’s Mako 19-footer across the Damariscotta River to Lobby’s wharf restaurant for a good lunch.
I’ve been working on another writing-project and Cal is editing. Unfortunately, he’s had some problems with Word, which we’re working on to correct so he can send me his edited version on line. Cal and I talked at length about my current writing project and, once again, he came up with a wonderful suggestion for an additional writing project for me to consider. I’ve already prepared a tentative outline of what I’m referring to as “Project #2.”
When I was in Peru with Dora a couple years ago, I developed an allergy to shrimp. Well about an hour after our lobster-dinner I developed a serious allergy—which must have been the lobster. Pat stuck me with that expensive Epi-Pen and I recovered. I hate to think I’ve got to add lobster to my allergy-list.
The Kendall’s left for Vermont and sent us the following:
It seems a long time ago that we were with you. It was a marvelous visit. And Pat, you deserve a special thank you for that dinner finale. Hank, first shrimp now lobster is a problem. Will scallops be next?
Cal and Ellie have visited us many times, both in Maine and SC. As we move along in age, We appreciate their visits all the more—and look forward to visiting them In MN this winter. We’ll probably not ski but just being together is always great fun!