A Hyde parent responded to my last posting with this quick follow-up about Mainers and jumper cables:
Last spring a Portland police officer on Peaks Island asked to borrow my jumper cables so as to get enough jumper cables strung together to go some 75 to 100 feet from a pick-up on the road to get a motor boat started off the rocks on the ocean side of the island. The Coast Guard could not come because they were rescuing someone out at sea.
‘Nuff said. Onward, Malcolm Gauld