Category Archives: Holidays

When Windham NH Toasted the Fourth of July in 1825

On Monday the 49th Anniversary of American Independence was celebrated at Windham with the usual demonstrations of joy, gratitude, and festivity. In consequence of the unfavorable weather in the forenoon many who had intended to join in the celebration were … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Hampshire’s Memorial Day 2014

Today is Memorial Day. Have you …… — flown a flag at your home to honor our military who have died while in service? — placed a flag or flowers on the grave of a fallen hero? — written a … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays, Military of New Hampshire | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, 1872

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst NH) Vol 70, Issue 31, Page 2; Wednesday, February 14, 1872 To day, (the 14th) is known in the calendar as St. Valentine’s Day. Many believe St. Valentine a myth like Santa Claus; but this is an … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Really Old News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

An 1876 Valentine Rejection

And we think Valentine’s Day is too commercialized… JOHN’S VALENTINE–It was the evening of Valentine day when he called on her, and she stuck her head out of the door as he knocked, and sobbed, “If you had sent me … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Really Old News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Hampshire’s Santa Claus of 1863

Santa Claus Here comes Santa Claus, with fur-trimmed coat and cap, and beard of icicles! Many a mile he has traveled this Christmas Eve, and many a toy-shop emptied, and father and mother consulted for the children’s sake. How splendid … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays, Really Old News | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments