Category Archives: Holidays

New Hampshire’s FLAG DAY 2016

Flag day is under-celebrated in New Hampshire, and many people have no clue of the day’s origin.   Absent of parades and speeches, today’s celebration happens quietly, mostly in classrooms.  So what is the big deal about Flag Day? In essence, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Hampshire’s 2016 Memorial Day

As I mentioned in an article of last year, New Hampshire’s special day to remember our FALLEN military was originally called DECORATION DAY. It was a custom that began following the Civil War, when many of the dead never made … Continue reading

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

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

Posted in History, Holidays, NH Tidbits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Holidays, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Genealogy, History, Holidays, New Hampshire Men | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment