If you were a child or older in the '70's you probably remember CB Radios. Today, October 4th is National CB Radio Day, designated by President Jimmy Carter!
Every trucker had a CB Radio! I remember my grandparents had one, as they used to drive back and forth from Massachusetts to Florida and their handle was "Blue Crab". You used to go on Channel 19 and go "Smokey Hunting" looking for police radar traps, and they would be passed up and down to oncoming motorists.
CB Radios gave birth to the movie Convoy, and was the impetus for Smokey and the Bandit staring Bert Reynolds and Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and others! The song "Convoy" was #1 on both the Pop and Country Charts!
The General Stores Of Downeast Maine
These are the long-time general stores that are spread throughout downeast Maine. The stores that your grandparents picked up milk, beer, and that night's dinner at. For years they had been filled with things like fly paper, clothes, beef jerky, and that morning's newspaper. Now, you stop by for that slice of breakfast pizza, a tasty fried chicken sandwich for lunch, gas,and a handful of lottery tickets.
They're an important part of Maine's heritage, and their numbers are starting to dwindle. But we still frequent them to pick up the day's necessities and to keep up on town gossip.
They may not be owned by the original owners, and they may not look the same as they did years and years ago. But that same hometown feeling is there, the minute you set foot on their wooden floors. More than likely the same wooden floors that your grandparents set foot on.