Maine & Cape Cod – Et In Arcade Arcadia ego ( w/ apologies to Evelyn Waugh)


Kennebunkport by Bob Hendery circa 1965

Kennebunkport by Bob Hendery circa 1965

Lighthouse balcony 1961

Lighthouse balcony 1961

Lighthouse Balcony 2011

Lighthouse Balcony 2011

Campbell Digging to China circa 1959

Campbell Digging to China circa 1959

Pime Point and my Castro Hat

Pime Point and my Castro Hat

Kennenbunkport

Kennenbunkport in sweet memry


Over half a century has passed since my first summer at the beach. First Pine Point Maine, The , when Kennedy was elected, It was Dennisport & Harwichport. Later or maybe at same time came Kennebunkport. In my memeory we stayed the summer but in reality it was probably only a week. The high point each year in Maine was going to the Amusement Park and Pier in Old Orchard.
Pier at Old Orchard

Pier at Old Orchard


It hadn’t changed a whit since the 20’s. As a young boy I met a wrinkly man typing twixt Old Orchard and Ocean Park. It was only a few years ago that I realised that man was Fred Allen.
Noah's Ark at Old Orchard- Real Donkeys !

Noah’s Ark at Old Orchard- Real Donkeys !


Oh we frolicked and gambolled while the adults drank drank drank and slowly but surely got the hel that was World War Two outta their sysytems. My Pa was a tail gunner on a Halifax bomber – Shot down over Holland parachuted into a canal and was hid in a hayloft by the same man who turned him in to the krauts the next day. But the beach – Oh sweet Atlantic Ocean I hear you calling me i nmy 60th year to heaven with so many of the principals in these photos dead or dying I just want to show these badly stained old slides and hope you get to Maine or the Cape- Call Me – I’ll go in a second. This ain’t much of a post but it’s dog daze in a feral world . As someone once said to me- MOre Later
Campbell

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7 Comments on “Maine & Cape Cod – Et In Arcade Arcadia ego ( w/ apologies to Evelyn Waugh)”

  1. campbie Says:

    Hey me you are tired you shouldn’t write when tired

  2. Sybilla Says:

    Always nice to see old pics – holidays & happy days of childhood. Sorry about your dad, I feel ashamed for my countryman.
    x


  3. I almost never leave a response, however i did some searching and wound up here Maine & Cape Cod – Et In Arcade Arcadia ego (
    w/ apologies to Evelyn Waugh) | campbie™. And I do have a few questions for you if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it look as if like some of these remarks appear like written by brain dead people? 😛 And, if you are posting on other sites, I would like to follow anything fresh you have to post. Would you list of all of your shared pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  4. greercn Says:

    Lovely photos! I have a friend who lived in Old Orchard Beach. My parents used to go to Bar Harbor and camp there. I loved it.


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