My very first L.L. Bean catalog arrived in the mail. Does this mean I'm an official Mainer? No, it doesn't. (I've been told.) Here's why…

More than a few people, who were born and raised in Maine, have told me a person has to be born here in order to be a Mainer. One of my coworkers said he had been here for most of his life and still wasn't a Mainer, because he was born in Massachusetts. I attribute this attitude to the sense of pride people from Maine have about their home state.

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