Saturday, July 2, 2011
In the little town of Rangeley, Maine, where the winter season seems to be the longest, the word, and name Frost are well known.
Dick Frost was a resident of Rangeley for many years. He owned a fly shop and was a fine fly tyer. He is the creator of the streamer Frosts Blue Smelt.
Dick and his wife Joan were the owners of the Rangeley Region Sport Shop, and the many people who stopped in the shop were always greeted with a warm hello. Dick was someone who could be counted on to give you sound advice on the fishing in the many wonderful lakes and streams in the area.
Joan was an artist, and her many paintings were a pleasure to view. She was a wonderful lady to talk with, and had many stories of the times in Rangeley.
In later years Dick took ill, and the fly shop was sold. Joan had a little gift shop on route 4 on the Rangeley town line. Frost Country. The shop had many of her paintings, along with the complete tying desk of her husband Dick.
I had the pleasure of buying one of her paintings,a brook trout painted on a map of the area.
The last time I talked to Joan she was watering flowers at her home. My wife and I conversed with her for a spell and then said good bye.
This small booklet was written by Dick. Although it was not a large volume, it was very concise. It was a companion to the poster above.
An old photo of Dick, who was also a fine skier.
A painting by Joan. It sits on a small table in our living room.
This is a sign along a small stream that flows close to the house, .......... in Frost Country