My parents grew up in Maine during the depression. My mother was from Saco; my father was from Biddeford. The Saco River separates the two.
While I don’t know where my parents met, I do know they were in high school—my mother at Thornton Academy in Saco, my father at Biddeford High School. I like to think they met at a school dance or at the dances held in the summer at the Pier in nearby Old Orchard Beach, where Big Bands such as Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, and Duke Ellington frequently performed. . . . (Continue reading "The Pier" in Other Writing).