Our Maine Connections

By the Students of Third Grade

Students discussed their heritage and connections to Maine with their families before writing these stories.
We hope you enjoy reading them.


Maggie’s Story
My family has lived In Maine for 91 years. My family moved to Maine because my ancestors had a job in Maine. My family moved to Manchester because my great great grand father had a job in Augusta. My family was living in Prince Edward Island but moved. I love living in Maine because there are four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. In the spring I like to play outside. In the summer I like to go to the beach. In the fall I like to jump in the leaves. In the winter I like to make snow forts and drink hot cocoa. Maine is a fun place to live.


Jadyn’s Story
My Grammy and Grampy both lived in Maine their whole life - which is 65 years. Our family has always lived in Maine. They did not have a choice, they were born in Maine. Not all of our family lives in Manchester. Dad has lived in Manchester for 42 years and Mom has lived in Manchester for 20 years. Half of my family lives in Augusta, Embden, and other places in Maine. My mom and dad got married and lived in Maine. My family likes to go to Funtown Splashtown USA. My family loves the oceans, forests, wildlife, and the seasons. When I grow up I want to live in Maine because there are lots of interesting things in Maine.


Emma W’s Story
My ancestors have lived in Maine since the early 1800’s. They lived in Massachusetts after coming from England. My ancestor, Peleg W, moved to Maine because he bought land and opened a store. My grandparents live in Madison, Maine. My family moved to Maine because of my dad’s work. My family loves to go to Popham Beach, Portland, and my Grandparent’s camp. My likes Maine because of the winters so can do family sledding. We also like the beach in the summer. When I grow up I might live in Maine because I love the tree colors in the fall and because of being close to the ocean. I love Maine.


Emma Lynn’s Story
My grandparents lived here for 25 years. My Mommy and Daddy moved here in 2004. I was 1 1/2 years old. My Mommy moved to Washington State and my dad moved to Washington State and they got married, had me, and then they moved to Maine. Before that my mom lived in Granite City, Illinois and my dad lived in Princeton, Maine. My parents moved to Maine because they needed to finish college at the University of Maine. We moved to Manchester in July 2009. We lived in Woodland, Bangor, Farmington, and Augusta before we moved to Manchester. We moved to Manchester because it was close to Augusta, it was close to my mom’s and dad’s work, and it had good schools. My family likes to go to Pocamoonshine Lake and Popham Beach. My parents like
Maine because it is beautiful and friendly. I do not know if I am going to live in Maine when I grow up but I would love to. I think Maine is a beautiful place.


Collin’s Story
I have live in maine for four years. My Grampa and Grammie have lived here for 37 years. My family lived in Virginia for four years, and we lived in maryland for three years before Virginia. We moved to Maine because it is where our family lives. I did not always live in Manchester, I lived in Readfield. My grandparents lived in Turner. We move to Manchester because it is closer to my dad’s work. We like to go to Acadia National Park, Sugarloaf and my cousin’s houses. I will live in Maine when I grow up because my family will live here.


Adam’s Story
We lived in Maine our whole life. We like Maine because we like being free and not slaves. My grandparents lived in Waterville and Gardiner. I moved to Manchester because at my old school I was being bullied. My family and I like going to Friendly's and fairs. Our family likes the snow because we like having snowball fights and building snowmen. When I grow up I would not live in Maine because i would like to visit other place’s.


Jack’s Story
My family has lived in Maine our whole lives. My mom lived in Caribou. And my dad is from California my family moved to Manchester from Augusta.


Briar’s Story
My mom has lived in Maine since 1970. My mom is from Connecticut. My dad is from Saco, Maine. They liked the town in Augusta.


Skyler’s Story
My family moved to Maine because they wanted to be closer to a city. My family lived in Maine for 72 years. My family likes to go to Sugarloaf. My family likes to go to the ocean.


John’s Story
My family moved to Maine because our dogs needed the country. One of my favorite things Maine is Fort Knox. My family had also lived in Augusta, Maine. I may or may not live in Maine when I grow up.


Kenny’s Story
I lived Maine my hole life. Before I lived Manchester I lived in Randolph. Also I lived in Vassalboro. My favorite place to go to is Funtown Splashtown USA. I love Maine.


Madeline’s Story
My mom lived in Maine her whole live. My mom loves Maine so much that she says she is going to live in Maine the rest of her life. But she lived in Augusta before she lived in Manchester


Patrick’s Story
My family has lived in Maine for 68 years. They lived in Massachusetts before they lived in Maine. They moved to Maine for family business. We lived in Gardiner, Lewiston & Halloween before we moved to Manchester. My parents moved here for the school. We like the lake and we like to go to Rangeley.


Nathan’s Story
When dad was a child he lived in Hawaii but now he lives in Maine.


Reece’s Story
My mom’s family lived in Maine over 100 years. Before my family lived in Maine they lived in England. We all migrated to Maine. We did not always live in Manchester, we lived in Windsor and Whitefield. We came to Manchester to move into a new house. We like doing fun stuff like going to Funtown Splashtown and camping. Our favorite thing about Maine is the winter and summer. When I grow up I am not going to live in Maine, I am going to live in New York but not New York City.



Mary Jane’s Story
My grandparents and I have lived in Maine for 84 years. We lived in Maine our whole lives. We have lived in Manchester for one year. My family and I lived in Augusta, Windsor, Chelsea, and Whitefield. We moved to Manchester because it is a good peaceful place. Our favorite places in Maine are Saco, Reid State Park, York Wild Kingdon, Auntie Cat’s house, and the Windsor Fair. My family and I like to be outside fishing and hiking. I will still live in Maine near a lake when I grow up. I want to be an artist and the lake will be beautiful for my art.


Katie’s Story
My family has lived in Maine for eleven years my family lived in Rochester, NY before I was born. I was born in Manchester where I live now before my family lived in Manchester they lived in Turner but my mom got a better job here so they moved.