Perimeter Check II Author:Paul Lefebvre “Upper Kingdom? Where’s that?” she said — “It’s a place in the most rural corner of Vermont called the Northeast Kingdom. Only there is more than one kingdom. There’s a Lower Kingdom and an Upper Kingdom. — “What’s the difference? — “The two are like fraternal twins: the same but different. The Lower Kingdom is bigger, more densely settled, richer,... more » more benign, more polite and more approachable. It is where people settle who want a more refined rural life.
“The Upper Kingdom is often seen as a desolate place with tracts of big woods spotted with beaver bogs and bracketed by backroads that seemingly go nowhere. It is where people come to hunt moose and spend deer seasons in hunting camps with outhouses and wood burning, cast iron cookstoves that once graced the kitchens of old farmhouses.
“It is where people come to put themselves in touch with a different, more rural part of Vermont, a place where they might rub shoulders with the past.
“It where when people take a ride they say they’re going to check the perimeter. It’s a place where stories breed.”« less