29 November 2007

You still have time to make it

But, you best hurry along as the Chester Greenwood parade and celebration will be this Saturday, 1 December, in Farmington, Maine.

Chester Greenwood, you ask?

Yes, Chester Greenwood, the inventor of ear muffs. Something I imagine they wear about 8 months out of the year in the state of Maine.


The Appalachianist said...

Gunner, been meaning to tell you that I like the new Blog look.

When I arrived back from Iraq the first stop was Bangor. Allot of the local folks came out to shake our hands. Th first hand I shook was a WWII Vets. Then a Korea guy and some Vietnam guys. it was pretty from the air...But that was June.

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

Thank you, Dan, I sorta like it better than the other one also.

I'd read in one of my vet's magazines about them folk up there doing that. Doesn't surprise me.

Maine has a strong tradition of supporting military. It was the 20th Maine that defended Little Round Top at Gettysburg and stopped Hoods division. There's a number of historians that say this action by the Maine unit was the begining of Lee's eventual defeat and surrender to Grant at Appomattox.