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Small Town / New Friend

Sunday September 26, 2010

I live in a small town on the coast of Maine, and one of the nice things about living here is you know so many people. This is what happened earlier this summer:

It was a Sunday morning. Lori and I were sitting on our deck reading the paper and having a cup  of coffee when the phone rang. It was Kenny, the dockmaster at the large marina down on the harbor. He said a nice family from Canada had sailed into town and when they docked, a small boy ran up to him and asked if he knew Mr. Chris Van Dusen. Kenny replied that he did. Apparently this boy had all my books, knew I lived here and wanted to meet me. He even had his own Boston Whaler which he named “Mr. Magee”. And so Kenny was calling to see if I would come and meet him. How do you refuse a request like that? We finished our coffee and walked downtown.

Here’s a picture of my new friend from Canada. Only in a small town.