September 25, 2020

In national park debate, where’s the honey?

“I was inspired by the bees, the way they all worked together,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh, what good little communists they are. Well, except for that queen in there.’” — Roxanne Quimby

Over the past several days, I’ve been doing research on Quimby’s national park and recreation area proposal. When I got to that quote in a March 2008 article in Yankee Magazine, I laughed. It was too perfect an analogy to ignore.

Somewhere in Quimby’s motivations, was there the idea she would take over the North Woods like a queen bee, and all the folks up there would get in line like “good little communists”? We all know her former neighbors aren’t the “good little communist” type.

Source: In national park debate, where’s the honey? | Mainely Thoughts

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