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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Dan Pallotta writes of the Goldenrod in York Beach, with its taffy machine:
It's one of my favorite summer spots and summer memories in the world. In the window next to the machine, there's another machine that has these huge turning arms that sort of knead and twist the taffy, and then they load it in here and it gets squeezed down to a small roll, chopped into little pieces, and these two mechanical hands pop out about three times a second to twist the wrapper around the taffy and dump it into the bin for boxing and selling at the counter top right behind. I could sit there and watch it for an hour. It's like a meditation. In my mind, heaven can't be much better than watching the taffy machine at Goldenrod kisses and then going inside for a lobster roll and a raspberry lime rickey.