Pandemic Reflections – The great Maine real estate rush

 Pandemic Reflections – The great Maine real estate rush

Two years ago, I was presenting my Historian’s Report at the Kennebunk Fire Society’s annual dinner and meeting. My topic included the events and emotions leading up to Massachusetts’ decision to give up Maine as a part of the 1820 Missouri Compromise.

Considering the pandemic-fueled real estate market, is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts suffering buyer’s remorse? Could the glut of sales be part of a covert conspiracy to bring Maine back into the Bay State fold? Photo courtesy of Maine Turnpike Authority

That’s a pretty dry subject, even for a retired U.S. history teacher, especially after the dinner guests had feasted on turkey dinners with all the fixings. I threw in a personal quip that our local real estate sales meant that maybe today’s Massachusetts was suffering buyer’s remorse. Could this be part of a covert conspiracy to bring Maine back into the Bay State fold?

Some diners laughed. A few of the more…

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