Category Archives: Holidays

New Hampshire Tidbit: There is NO President’s Day in February

Today is really a day to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday.  Both the federal and New Hampshire wording of the law calls it Washington’s Birthday. So why are we allowing this amazing day to be ‘watered down’ by calling it something … Continue reading

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A 2016 New Hampshire Valentine’s Day Compilation

In earlier days of New Hampshire’s history, Valentines Day was held in higher regard. There were poems to compose, sweet gifts to distribute, and rituals to perform. Today the day seems much more commercialized. In 1851 your shopping list for … Continue reading

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1928 Christmas Greetings from Nelson-Vuilleumier Inc of Manchester NH

John Guy Nelson and Jules Etienne Vuilleumier smile smugly from behind the wheel of one of their best automobiles on  this Christmas card. On 10 November 1923 the two men, from very different backgrounds, had formed a partnership called Nelson-Vuilleumier … Continue reading

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Blog Caroling: Granite State Christmas

Granite State Christmas by Fat City Band [listen to the tune] Christmas time in the Granite State Tis the season to celebrate Yuletide greetings to one and all Everybodys gonna have a ball Because its Christmas time in the Granite … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in New Hampshire 2015

Over the years I have posted many stories about Thanksgiving on this blog.  I’ve kept the tone light, included lots of delicious or ancient recipes. I have attempted to draw my readers into the past, in order to experience how … Continue reading

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