Author Archives: Janice Brown

New Hampshire Slanguage: “It was a floorer.”

I was researching and came across a saying that I remember my father using, though it is rare for me to hear it today. When something happened that was totally a shock and surprise that made you speechless, you would … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: “Hello Girl” Lydia C. Gelinas of Nashua

In a previous story 2 years ago I wrote about Agnes Theresa (Houley) O’Brien, a Groveton NH woman who moved to Boston and eventually ended up in Europe working for the United States Army as an telephone operator there. Agnes … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire’s Boston Post Cane

I recently wrote about a custom unique to New England, namely the awarding of the Boston Post Cane.  I won’t be repeating all that background data, and instead focus on one New Hampshire town’s oldest cane recipients. Suffice it to … Continue reading

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Lost Faces of WWI: More Gold Star Nurses

In 2017 I posted a story about some of the World War I nurses (sometimes called ‘Gold Star Nurses’) who lost their lives in service.  I also wrote extensively about New Hampshire’s nurses, telephone operators and other women who gave … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: The Boston Post Cane

New Hampshire (like New England) has historically been home to iconic people, events and objects. Grouped together they make our home wonderfully unique, unconventional and distinctive.  Among these is the tradition of the Boston Post Cane.  If you live in … Continue reading

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