Wednesday, February 29, 2012
At the end of one of the docks on the Portland waterfront, I found this building. At least I think it's a building. Come to think of it, our forts we built behind the ESSO station, next to Leo's house and down behind the cemetery are looking pretty good next to this patchwork. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it. My second thought was where was Margaret Hamilton? You know, one of Maine's most famous movie stars. Drawing a blank? Look at that bike with the basket on the back. What does it remind you of? Hint. Hint. There was a small dog riding in the rear basket in the movie. Think rainbow. Think Scarecrow. Think Tinman. Think Cowardly Lion. Think Tornado. Yup! Ms. Hamilton was the 'wicked witch' in the movie classic, The Wizard of Oz. My brush with celebrity? Mom, her sister Millie and I saw her eating lobster at a Newagen restaurant once. My Pretty!