Category Archives: Personal History

A New Hampshire Éirinn go Brách: Addie (Ryan) Manning (1879-1968)

She insisted that I wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.  If I forgot, all it took was her gentle look of personal displeasure to make me quickly change.  When this Irish holiday comes around, she is always the first person … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire: Celebrating my 10th Year Blogging Birthday

Happy 10th Birthday Cow Hampshire.  My first post on this blog was made on March 16, 2006. On that date I posted this photograph, taken by my sister Kathi Webster at Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire.  She had passed … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015: What shall we give the children?

What shall we give the children? “In the long twilight of the year, the faces of the children grow luminous. Rosy with cold, arabesqued  with snowflakes, leaning into the wind, or drowsing before the fire, their eyes large, they look … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandparents Day 2015: Clarence Leroy Webster (1882-1969)

National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The creation of this recognition day was a labor of love for Mrs. Marian Lucille (Herndon) McQuade of West Virginia. In the past I’ve focused on my … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Mother on Mothers Day 2015

Mary was born into a large Irish family in Manchester, New Hampshire, the youngest girl, and next to the youngest child of thirteen.  She had polio as a youngster, but felt lucky rather than upset.  She said that though she … Continue reading

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