100 Years Ago: 1924

The second volume of the trilogy by Mrs. Edna Worthley Underwood, the Phillips author, the “Passion Flower,” is to be published this spring, it is announced. The first story, “The Penitent,” was said by the critics to be one of the best books of 1921.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The East Auburn Ladies Circle will hold an all-day meeting at the East Auburn Community United Tuesday, Feb 12 with Mrs. Lorraine Additon and Mrs. Louise Meade as co-hostesses.

The day will be spent sewing and tacking quilts. Members are to bring picnic lunches and the hostesses will provide refreshments.

25 Years Ago: 1999


Maine’s Independent governor says he can think of worse things than having a gigantic snowman named after him.

“I think of it this way: It could have been a waste treatment facility,” said Gov. Angus King in an interview. “I’m a little embarrassed, but pleased.”

Even before construction began in January, Bethel’s bid for the world’s largest snowman already had a name: “Angus, King of the Mountain.” The moniker was selected by WBLM morning disc jockeys after a week of taking listeners suggestions.

“So I have Persky to blame for this,” King chuckled of DJ Mark Persky. “I’m flattered by it; I don’t want to seem ungrateful. If my name has to be on something, I’m glad it’s something associated with fun.”

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.

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