Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006 - Bill Bryson - Elizabeth Strout - John Ciardi -
In Portland shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not?
Maine is wonderful. It can be very hard. I mean, if you look at the profile maps it doesn’t look it, but somehow when you get out there it’s really steep and hard. Bill Bryson
I grew up on a dirt road in Maine, and pretty much everybody on that dirt road was related to me, and they were old. And so grumpy. Elizabeth Strout
There was a young lady from Gloucester
Who complained that her parents both bossed her,
So she ran off to Maine.
Did her parents complain?
Not at all – they were glad to have lost her. John Ciardi, The Hopeful Trout and Other Limericks, 1989