Summer, We Hardly Knew Ye

First day of Fall in Maine - Biddeford Savings Bank

Well, where did it go?  It seems like we just finally got rid of the last of the snow yesterday and here we are; time for school and football.  The good news is that it was a very nice summer.  In my case it was filled with visits to and from family and friends.  Those visits remind me of what really matters in life – the people we hold dear.  We also spent some time outside, enjoying all that is wonderful about Maine and New England.

This is a special part of the world – from our beaches to our mountains – which offers so many opportunities for us to get out and enjoy nature.  I hope you and your family have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  The return to school marks the transition away from Summer – I know several people who have just delivered freshman to college, talk about a transition!  Our children are past that age now but I hold dear the memories of dropping them off at school.  It was their turn to spread their wings and begin adult life.  I think they were more prepared than we were!

Now we turn our attention to Fall – which is actually my favorite New England season.  The days are already growing shorter and hopefully this humidity and heat will soon leave us for the cooler and drier air of Fall.  That also means Old Man Winter is drawing closer.  I guess I have survived enough Maine and New England Winters now to know I will get through this one, too.  But let’s not wish Fall away, let’s embrace and enjoy this wonderful season.