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My personal site Life’s Ultimate Test and profile has received the attention of the Presidential 2008 Obama campaign for striving to bring about change in an area of education that has been overlooked and left on the back burner. The result was accepting the honor of being an Ambassador of the state of Maine for the 2007-2008 Presidential Obama campaign yearbook.
In the year 2000 I was honored for my unselfish attitude as a self appointed community advocate. For my dedication and inspirational work, Adelphia Communications and Romance classics, a network from the American Movie Channel, had selected me to receive the "Cool Women of America Award" Only two were chosen from Maine, and I was one.
I have volunteered in three different school doing craft projects with the students on all holidays. Done special projects, along with sewing customs for plays. Volunteered in the head start program. Been a member of the parent-teacher group, doing many fund raisers for classroom needs , and school playground equipment.
I have also served as vice president of both the People's Action Committee and the Maine Association of Independent Neighborhoods, which deals with low income issues. Held office as Treasurer for Task force on Human needs, as well as second vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary. I was certified by Pine Tree Legal as a community advocate. Volunteered helping the elderly, and handicapped along with anyone in need of help that has crossed my path as I go through life. Started a group for young children in the community called "Tiny Tots" doing fund raisers for t-shirts, parties and a float for the parade to enrich the lives of young children. I also hold many certificates in different fields.
I went on to publish books and screenplays:
The Torment's of the Modest,Secluded Farm Life:
Put into screenplay format for producers;
" Broken Souls"
Doris Anne Beaulieu
NATIVE OF MAINE WRITES OF OLD-TIME FARM LIFE
SMITHFIELD, MAINE-MAINE author Doris Anne Beaulieu says her book, titled The Torment's of the Modest, Secluded Farm Life," ISBN: 1-58721-806-2 will bring you heartwarming laughter and tears to your eyes. Hopefully, you will gain a better and closer understanding of old country folks." It is "filled with down-home stories and humor for a true picture of how life in the country with only your eight siblings for playmates."
She describes the work as " an old time book from a girl in the back woods of Maine, who had a Guardian Angel to protect her and teach her about the REAL WORLD."
She explains, "The book is the true story of a young girl living a very modest, secluded country life in the 1950's, in the state of Maine. She starts by explaining how country folks live life year after year...Then she takes you though the hard young working years. And then how she was tormented mentally in all directions as she enters the real world. She just couldn't believe or understand the world and its language being raised as she was in the county going to a Catholic school."
She notes, "As more parents are choosing to home tutor their children for good reasons, I found myself compelled to write my true story to help parents understand the long lasting effects of a modest, sheltered upbringing before making the final decision...I only wish for parents to see how a child may be affected and how these issues also need to be addressed."
The book has also been put into screenplay format for producers.
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Doris Anne Beaulieu
Life of an old Woodsman:
Doris Anne Beaulieu
Now Available to movie producers:
" THE TORMENT'S OF THE MODEST, SECLUDED FARM LIFE "
Was picked up by, Filmmakers Collectives who found a screenplay writer " James LaBudde " who adapted the book into a screenplay format and we are now looking for a producer to produce the screenplay. New title for screenplay is “BROKEN SOULS”
However, the story and characters in the film are the type that many other women and families can connect with and feel a bond with. The screenplay addresses some very real issues that we are seeing on the television news everyday. Topics such as child abuse, parental anxiety, religion, education and even the normal fears felt by two young people in love.
" INTERNET FRIENDSHIP TO THE EXTREME "
James is upset by the fact that his stay-at-home wife, raising the children, is on the computer all day in chatrooms. Lynn is living life on the edge whenever James comes home and can not seem to do anything right in her husbands eyes.
Wanting to see who she is talking to and meeting while he is at work, he decided they will attend the local chatroom night out a local bar. Lynn is so frightened, not even knowing what to wear. She wonders what will trigger James anger and who she will meet that she has been talking too.
James who is a lobster man finds many new faces at the dock, and his brother who fishes with him brushes it off as people needing work. As they set off laughing at how some have presented themselves looking for a job, the boat.......
Jenny is a girl who is always wishing for more then she has and talks in riddles. A Halloween day at school finds Jenny getting her classmates in a heap of trouble with the teacher. Jenny's riddles take a life of there own, as her classmates accuse her of being a Witch in a princess costume. Jenny realizes she is a witch when she must wish herself out of danger while out trick-or-treating.
" THE BOY ELF "
This story is about a poor young boy who is the school bully, and refused to believe in Santa. After a trip with Santa to the north pole "Joseph" learns his lesson, and believes Santa exists with pride of becoming Santas helper. His return home is filled with restored faith,and he begins his work with providing Christmas to his friends.This could work out good as an animation.
" ERROR of the Governor "
A story of a woman (Sarah) who becomes the Governor of her state. During her time running for office, she has a late night encounter with her public relations man. The threat of a scandal becomes a tragedy that is covered up by Sarah fiance when she finds herself pregnant. A true political perfect picture image for the sake of Sarah career, love, and an unborn child.
" School Beat "
A mother's cry to the local school board brings along changes in a High School. A great story to help uncover danger area's in a school, while learning stories of peer pressure and bullying. This story tells how a community joins together fighting for better safety after an epileptic boy is found unconscious. We all need to learn better awareness on this subject.
Woodsmen Day ( Poem)
Sport using handsaws
With a toothed edge blade
One or two handed sawing
On a woodsmen fair day
Traditional log rolling
Is a lumberjacks technique
Style used in river driving
The illustration is unique
Springboard tree is branchless
With live action you can’t beat
Platform board is dangerous
A risk if you compete
Block ax chopping
Is a loggers sport indeed
Hard on your back swinging
My Halloween screenplay is funny as can be
It’s funny how witchcraft is what we need to see
Brewing up trouble with all your classmates
The teacher will get angry, make no mistake
Crazy riddles from a child can be so scary
Being her classmate leaves you feeling wary
You may start a princess and end as a boar
As her riddles will leave you in an uproar
Will you return to normal after all this nonsense
Is the question…
I talk to producers of books and screenplays
My tormented farm life strayed my way
Strict sheltered home and harsh realities
Today’s modern world and mental tragedies
Constantly under pressure, was pure and healthy
I find I was repressed by everything I’d see
Never exposed to the world most know
By turning on t.v and watching a show
The day finally came, I had to leave home
To the hard tough world, I felt so…
The Warmth Of Homemade
Cooking, freezing, and raspberry jam
Beef stew, salmon pie, and egg rolls out of ham
Quick party foods and a hunters breakfast
Castle cake, feather bed, and little trees for Christmas
Cakes of Dolphin, Smurf, and Muno too
Butterfly, Barbie Doll with thousands of views
Baby items, aprons, and dresses to sew
You can make your own maple syrup, you know
Wreaths, snowmen, and Christmas logs are a craft
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Stories all of 100 years old
Bribery And Blackmail
They have to be retold
Definitions of words have surely changed
as Kilts And Reefers are now explained.
Two Kinds Of Success stories
That Work Both Ways
Stealing From Cities
and the Faithful Toby way
No Poison In The Wallpaper
is History Rewritten
With A Humble Helper
and Powerful Competition
Like a Scene In A Play
The Counterpane Got…