A son’s memories of his Mainer parents shed light on our state’s fond relationship with the former First Lady, who died in April at age 92.
Donn Fendler was 12 years old in July 1939, when a storm separated him from his group on top of Mount Katahdin. After Donn’s recent passing, we asked John Thurlow to share his memories of his friend.
A black-and-white print by Stell and her husband, William Shevis, adorned this magazine’s first cover in August 1954, and the pair collaborated on dozens more Down East covers over the ensuing decades.
Like many in Maine, we were saddened to read of the September passing of Leon Gorman, grandson of L.L.Bean founder Leon Leonwood Bean and either president or chairman of the company for 46 years. Outside of L.L.Bean, Gorman was known for his charitable pursuits. For this remembrance, we turned to Gorman’s friend Mark Swann, executive director of Portland’s Preble Street resource center for homelessness, hunger, and poverty.