Musings of an Old Furniture Rep—“Directions…Maine Style”

As I mentioned earlier, I traveled Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont as a furniture rep from the early seventies to the late nineties. Of course, during most of this time, there were no GPS navigation systems for your car and cell phones were still kind of new. I was lucky if I remembered to bring a map. I had an account in north eastern Maine, across from Mount Washington in New Hampshire...
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My Victory Over the “Picoides Villosus” – the Hairy Woodpecker – and How I Saved My House

It was a Sunday afternoon when the Wife and I rented one of the best movies I have seen in a long time, Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” Just as Owen Wilson was sitting down with Earnest Hemmingway for a beer, I heard what sounded like a muffled jack hammer on the side of the house. I paused the movie, opened the door to the porch, and carefully crept outside. To my chagrin, a woodpecker...
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Musings of an Old Furniture Rep…“Arms” and “Legs”

Year ago I traveled Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont as an independent furniture rep. I would say from the early 70’s to the late 90’s… It wasn’t exactly the best territory, but the customers were friendly, the scenery was beautiful, and home base of Portsmouth, New Hampshire was convenient. I was never going to get rich, but I made a decent living and, to be honest, I didn’t...
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