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Cutting a Fresh Tree  
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Two of our grandchildren are
visiting us for the weekend.
They’re from New York City
and buy their Christmas tree from a street vendor.
“Last year the needles fell off the day after we put
ours up,” Sophia says. “It didn’t even smell good,”
adds her brother, Max. “It must have been old,” I tell
them. “Let’s do the real-deal this year -- go into the
woods and cut down a tree. I know the perfect

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Maine coon cats are an American classic, a
contribution to our history and culture that only
Maine could provide. This hardy, handsome breed of
domestic cat was established at least 150 years ago,
and its unique characteristics developed as it adapted
to Maine's own unique characteristics.
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