I've been using the name for over 10 years. I didn't even see that for the first time until a few years later. I even used it as my desktop wallpaper for a while.
December saw me prowling antique malls in middle Tennessee and northern Alabama for interesting Christmas presents.
One of the places I went into was a one-room affair. I can't remember the locale name, so we'll go with Booniesburg for now.
Among the displays of maple syrup, fishing lures, and assorted Authentic Maine Paraphernalia was a large sign that read "Ask me about my connection with Stephen King!"
So I did.
- His response was that he'd gone to the gubernatorial inauguration party for Angus King, back when he won the election in Maine in 1995. Apparently you-know-who was present as well. And the store owner, a native of Maine who transplanted himself to Sticksville, TN because he loved the area so much, was very proud that he'd had an evening's worth of conversation with The Man.
Connections, connections. I'd never have guessed a Maine-iac would have *chosen* to move to the rural South, let alone one who was as proud of his contact with The Man as anyone here who's met him in person. He was THRILLED to share the memory with me. :-)
Fortunately for the deer, hunting season ends in November--usually before the deep snow hits. My partner has been putting out food for the deer this year. We've had 5 in the yard at a time and there may be others that are coming as we don't have a good way of telling them apart especially now that the bucks don't have antlers. Hopefully he won't be regretting that this summer when we plant our garden.