Archive for the ‘We Don’t Do THAT in CT!’ Category

Umm… There’s a Deer in Your Closet!?!

deer head in closet

Taxidermy – the act of mounting or reproducing dead animals for display (e.g. as hunting trophies) or for other sources of study. When I moved to Maryland I had no idea that I would quickly become exposed to the finer art of taxidermy. Quickly, as in, spend three seconds on the Eastern Shore and you will find that animal parts and pieces adorn many a room and wall in the community. The size and finer points of racks are discussed and some are described as being record breaking. (I have no idea where the records for this are kept but I am assured that this is serious business.) I now understand the strange look I got from a Maryland man while on a date when I still lived in CT. We were in the P.T. Barnum Museum in Bridgeport and

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We Don’t Do THAT in Connecticut!! (A CT Girl’s Love for Kent Island)

old lyme to kent island

Take a look at the image up above. Old Lyme, CT is on the left and Kent Island, MD is on the right. Now as you can see, there are many, many miles between the two. Still, you wouldn’t think they would be that different – both small communities surrounded by water, boating and an influx of crazy outsiders known as summer people between the months of June and August. But oooh, you would be so wrong! Apparently, the most oft heard phrase coming out of my mouth for the last 6 months or so is “We don’t do THAT in Connecticut!!” You would think I moved to another country or planet and not just down the eastern seaboard. A few months ago I asked, what I thought, a very basic question “When does hunting season start?” The reply I

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