Maine Homes, DownEast Magazine
| by Lyn Mikel Brown

Notes from the Underground” is the name of the essay by Lyn Mikel Brown, professor of education, that appeared in DownEast magazine’s Maine Homes May-June issue. The essay tells the story of Brown’s father, who recorded daily events on the floor beams of his home in Alexander, Maine. “Each year, my father recorded the first frost, the first snowstorm…He registered his children’s marriages and the birth of each grandchild,” Brown wrote. “He logged the December day he canoed down lake, the day my mother won $400 in the lottery, the day I was accepted to graduate school.”

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