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Just released: How green was my “Androscoggin Valley Maine”. An, adaptation from novel: “How green was my Valley” author, Mr. Richard Liewellyn.

10 May

I grew up and graduated from Edward Little High School and lived for the most part on Goff hill in an all American City of Auburn Maine and Lewiston, Maine in the northern most Eastern part of the United States of America the State of Maine and this is my story as I remember it at age Sixty-four.

This area was once a fertile Manufacturing industrial power house from 1809 through to 1979 and from that point all seemed to evaporate as if the morning sun’s light was to harsh eroding or erasing the industrial factory power house of the once great green Androscoggin River Valley with lives of the roughly fifty thousand culturally diverse mixed individuals that inhabited the area with witch I happened to be one.

My name is Charles Arthur Soule and this is my recollection of my once beautiful great green Androscoggin River Valley of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine.

I am not saying that all was as peaceful as an Euma Lumba in a movie. But,I did not encounter an overwhelming intolerance of any other’s; such, as the Irish, French, Lithuanian, Hebrew, English or Black’s that came to work in the cultural mix of multi-manufacturing facilities of Auburn and Lewiston, Maine.

Shoe shops, like Fancy Stitcher’s, Knapp Shoe (Whom my father worked for twenty year of his live after his military service to the nation. And, I on my summer break in 1972 as a Chalk applier to steel toe of boots; applied to make easier the stretching of leather over the nose of the boot to be sown.), Cushman Hollis Shoe, Falcon Shoe, Bell-Moc Shoe (Where I worked after school as a cutter of tread bearing tire reminisce to make soles for sandals and recycle tires.) Shoe, Falcon Ruler Company, Stride Right Shoe and Etonic Shoe.

Then their were R. I. Mitchel Plumbing, Bower Hardware, Tire manufacturing company, Bates Mill Manufacturing ( I worked in the spinning room after school and can still remember the smell of the mill. Which I hated at one time as it permeated my clothing as well as nostrils.) with other big names.

There, were linen Shops Reed $ Hugh’s and other assorted support shops like cobbler, stationary, small hospitals, linen, hardware – Bower, R. I Mitchel, ice cream shops, groceries stores, jewelers, restaurants, The Grand Orange a psychedelic Shop, Pawn shops – Lewiston Pawn – Wise Pawn, thrift shops – St. Vincent, Barber Shops, Barber Schools, Beautician Shops, Beautician Schools – Mansfields – Bernards, rollerdromes, ice cream parlor – Herbs variety – Mac’s Variety – Gowlers Variety – Seavees viriety sold U.S. Stamps for 3 cents, Natriss Mattress / bedding and so many more shops that is it difficult for me to remember them in the Auburn and Lewiston, Maine area of old.

The number of churches was so numerous that it appeared to me that there was one on every corner. As,there were Catholic Churches; Scarred Heart, Saint Peters and Paul, Saint Patrick’s, Saint Lewis, Saint Mary’s, Holly Family and Saint Joseph’s and Saint Micheal’s to recall.

The Protestant Churches were as follower Methodist, congregational, Baptist.

And, lets not forget the other ” Schools of though”; the Mormons, Christian Scientist, Hebrews and people of “No” church.

LEWISTON, MAINE – LOTS to GARDENS 2017.

26 Apr

Have asked Lewiston, Maine’s – Lot’s to Garden’s Organization to plant an URBAN Forest on the properties that are coming into he organizations control.

With, Lewiston, Maine government is assuming properties through abandonment in the inner city; what, greater purpose could be served then to plant oxygen giving forests in the vacant lots as a tribute to Arbor Day 28 April 2017.

And bring ” joy ” to children and residents as they watch the tree’s mature in in the Pine Tree State of Maine.

Blast from the past: DEADBEAT “MOM’S and DEAD BEAT “DAD’S” UPSET ?

22 Feb

A number of dead beat “MOMS” (*Higher total than Men) and DADS” (*Less total than women.) are concerned about Federal and State Aid being given to new immigrants; as, they attempt to repay their Financial Deadbeat Labels; off.

A number of “DEADBEAT” complaint that they are not receiving anywhere near in financial assistance that  new immigrants are receiving to be competitive in the new economy.

And, that most of them have fallen behind due to the Maine economy and their having to work two(2) or three (3) jobs just to make ends meet.

Another, issue was the fact that Maine General Assistance is affording some people rent, electric, food and daycare at no cost; and, making us citizens as third World citizen.  Even though we were born citizen of the United States of America.

A few stated, If the State and Federal Government were not involved in immigration; perhaps the monies that the foreigner are receiving could aid the DeadBeat “Mom” and “Dads” in getting a new foothold on their problems.

If you look at the job market over the years and lived the experiences of losing a job do to outsourcing to a third world nation you american might not be so inclined to label your children or grandchildren “DeadBeat Mom and Dad” .

We even fall behind if we attempt to retool by going back to school .

* FACT CHECK:  ww.foxnews.com/story

“NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” 1969 – 1973 Edition. Click, on anything red.

17 Nov

Those, years were 1969 through 1973; at the time, ninth grade was completed at an entirely different School, Webster School in Auburn, Maine and I was now attending Edward Little High School, Auburn Heights, Auburn, Maine.

It became a  banner years for me as I entered the start of my Junior year; and, completed my Sophomore year at Edward Little High School; just keeping up with the curriculum, with not too much going for me and then I was elected to the position of Junior Class President; in my Senior year; I was elected as Senior Class President, President of the Student Senate, winner of the Daughter of the American Revolution “Good Citizen Award”, Delegate to Maine Dirigo Boy State, President of the Young Republicans and President of the Sacred Heart Parish Auburn, Maine; Christian Youth Organization and selected to the Interact Club all this at a prominent academic school.

At the time, the Vietnam War was raging and of the 27 million draft age young men between 1968 and 1973, 40 % were drafted into military service, and only 10 % were actually sent to Vietnam.  This group was made up almost entirely of either work-class or rural youth.  Combat deaths were over 45 thousand by 1973.

There, were a lot of others who were not as fortunate as I;  who’s spirit was left behind in the Jungles of Vietnam (41 thousand); in, a Military Police Action and who were lost; but, are never forgotten; as,  the years go on.

It was not for some years; that, I understood a phase that Mr. Alfred Salviagno, Principal of Edward Little High School, Auburn, Maine had stated to me; “YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR YOU”.

The others were Assistant Principal, Class Adviser Mr. Wallace A. Laehy and Guidance Councilor Mr. Carsley, office staff and councilor / teachers.

You see,  I had been to six (6) schools prior to Edward Little High School and had been late to start first grade due to my birthday being in March.  Then, there was the fact; I had been left behind / back twice (2) once in the first grade; and, another time in the third grade.

The facts were that I was twenty (20) years old; when, I graduated from Edward Little High School and that when I register for the draft at the Lewiston, Maine Post Office at the age of 18 years of age; I, could have been drafted at anytime.

Can you see; that, by allowing me to remain in school at the age of eighteen (18) to twenty (20) years of age and not allowing; my, drafting into the service of the United States Police Action in Vietnam; and, these WWII War Veterans allowing me to graduate from Edward Little High School, Auburn, Maine at TWENTY (20) years of age possibly saved my life ?

They, allowed me to be; and, I was the first (1): “no child left behind”.  These MENTORS and TEACHERS were saving my life.

I volunteered; and, left in December of 1973 with Orders from the Department of Defense stating, ” Needs of the Service come First “; with, my sister’s crying and mother showing a stern resolves.

I served honorably as my father did in Korea and World War 2 and thought of it as an obligation and right of passage as a citizen of the Great Country; winning, Military Citations Awards and 5 promotions in three year; until, 1979 and now receive a compensation of $1075.00 dollars a month from the Veteran Administration with Medical; which, I am  “grateful for”, at the age of 64 year old from a grateful Nation who did not forget me; you, the American Citizen.

GOD BLESS YOU; MY BROTHERS IN ARMS; MENTORS and TEACHERS and YOU THE CITIZEN OF AMERICA.   I, hope; this humble person; naive in youth; am, worthy of your sacrifice.

CHARLES ARTHUR SOULE 4:08:2017: SERMON & MESSAGE. Click, on anything red.

21 Dec

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It is easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle; than, a rich person. ?

There can be little doubt that the world we live in today; it is as corrupt and unfaithful as in the time of the prophets.

Then as now, people were worried about the great discrepancies between people of means in the city and people without; the poor jobless not through their own fault and the disenfranchised who living in the county surrounding Lewiston, Maine today.

Even though doom and destruction is about to come upon them; the less fortunate, sees a future with hope.

But, this restoration will not come from work alone.  For, the less fortunate cannot bring it upon themselves; because, their ritual work habits and monetary wages have become meaningless and their practice of poverty on a day to day practice disconnects them from the way they see others living and wish to join.

They, are morally and spiritually broke; in spirit and in means (money) and are opting out; through, selling of themselves, drugs and alcohol spirits.

Only, an act of radical compassion and the will of all can pull them, ” Back through the eye of the needle. ”

This year give locally if you can afford to; and, easily pass through, “The eye of the needle”.

GIVING IS SOMETIMES THE WRONG; THING TO DO.

17 Nov

IT IS MY OPINION THAT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATION ARE THE WRONG CHARITABLE  NOT FOR PROFIT AND ORGANIZATION TO GIVE A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO:

  1.  Trinity Episcopal Church of Bates Street, Lewiston, Maine
  2.  The wisdom Center for women,  Bates Street, Lewiston, Maine
  3.  Lot to Garden’s; affiliate of St. Mary’s Nutritional, Bates Street,      Lewiston, Maine  and also funded through, “Electricity Maine and adding to my Electric Bill, ” WHEN I DO NOT WISH TO FUND THEM.”
  4. Wisdom center for women is attempting to set up a drug rehabilitation facility and is affiliated with the Trinity Episcopal Church and their ideal’s  (Not in my neighborhood please – in your’s.)
  5. Beware of Visible Community.
  6. Neighborhood Housing League works out of Maine Peoples Alliance
  7. Maine People’s Alliance receiving; Grants and individual contribution as Mr. Chin receiving $63 thousand dollars for his Mayoral bid.  Lewiston Mayor’s salary is 42 hundred.
  8. Grow L / A.
  9. Catholic Charity of Maine (Resettlement Program.)

All NUMBERS ARE ALL AFFILIATED THROUGH SAME EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP MEMBER’S AND ASSOCIATED WITH THE  ”

Post Script:  Before donating to an organization with the United Way, Salvation Army or Hope Haven Mission or Lewiston, Maine be sure you know who will benefit from your donation.

Are they aiding to the rehabilitation or hindering rehabilitation by assisting to much; thus, enabling the people they help to be stationary and not effective in moving on ?  

WWW.ONLINEWEBFIRE.WORDPRESS.COM   Marry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving !

MARK: 1 thru 14; the widow’s ” Mite “

9 Nov

300px-trinity_episcopal_church_in_lewiston_maine  The story of the “Elderly Retires” comes immediately after warnings about the ” HOME DEVOURING ” practices of the cities administrators; educators and unethical business people, expected to use the treasury funds to support opportunity and jobs; but, instead used it to support their own lavished lifestyles like the Lewiston City Administrator ( salary $118,000.oo ) and Lewiston School superintendent (salary 148,000.oo) and with the Lewiston City Administrator receiving almost $3,000 raises since the year 2006 .        U. S. States Senator’s salary $200.000.00 and has two homes required ( one in Maine and DC) and traveling expenses  – Maine Governor’s salary $75.000.00 .

The reading from Mark 12: 38 through 44 brings us to the very edge of the ” Lewiston apocalyptic “; for the elderly property own’s of Lewiston, Maine or elsewhere.  As, the youth of Lewiston, Maine, the State of Maine and the Nation; through loss of jobs out sources and opportunity to foreign countries by the wealthy and immoral funded of their candidates ( mr chine’s $63 thousand; all but, 3,000.o from out of town and living in Lewiston, Maine only six (6) years, )  backing; is why the youth of America and Democrat’s must sink to new lows; like the Bates College Student’s all 1400 hundred voting in local elections after being here only two (2) months.  Bastardizing local Lewiston Maine’s election.

The young politicians will be forced to squeeze their livelihood out of the low-income retires; as the wealth; like the nearly 119 thousand wealth american’s who have an offshore account in foreign lands.

I, AM APPROACHING SIXTY THREE (64) YEARS OF AGE AND PRAY THAT I DO NOT LIVE TO BE MY LIVING MOTHER’S AGE; EIGHTY-EIGHTY  (88) IN JUNE 2017 (Love U MOM) AND WITNESS THAT WHICH WILL BE FALL MANKIND THROUGH GLOBAL WARMING, LACK OF NATURAL RESOURCES, OVERPOPULATION AND MILITARY INTERACTIONS OF OPPOSING NATIONS.

I will be voting Republican, from here on out.

2015 run for Mayor:  I also wish to thank all the Lewiston, Maine Ward’s for my first (1st) election with vote coming from all Wards and the absentee vote (Snowbirds) votes as well.

A first achievement for me…….. THANK -U; all for year of challenges.

Respectfully, Mr. Charles Arthur Soule; Vietnam Era veteran who volunteered…1973 thru 1979.