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Warm homecoming to the cold, snowy North Woods

 The 1,200-mile trip back to the Great North Woods after three months on the beach in South Carolina was uneventful except for the smoke-filled skies in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley - caused by raging forest fires. But our main worry involved the two feet of snow expected in the north country of New Hampshire the day before our arrival back home. We had no idea what to expect when we approached our house. Here's what we found!

Photo by Gayle Lord

Two of our friends, Brad Montague and Tammy Crawford, were there and had waded through the deep, heavy snow to shovel out our front entrance, and shortly thereafter, two other friends, Josh and Gayle Lord, had attempted to plow the driveway, but the thick snowpack was too much for the plow truck, and it became mired in the snowbank.

Not to worry. Nothing gets in the way of the folks in the North Woods. Butch Lane (no relation) from JML Trucking came to the rescue with his huge front-end loader - pulled out the plow truck and quickly plowed our driveway.

Photo by Gayle Lord

"I get by with a little help from my friends" was a song penned by Lennon and McCartney of the Beatles. My wife, Linda, and I have only a few friends where we live, but we cherish them. This homecoming verified that thought. We are very lucky.

Photo by Gayle Lord


Photo by Gayle Lord


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