Category Archives: Poetry

Poem: The Thanksgiving Dinner by Laura Garland Carr

Old Farmer Humpkins gathered his pumpkins Into a heap by the banks of a river. Chanticleer Dorking that way was stalking Like a drum-major, with plumes all a-quiver. Through corn-stalk thickets, scaring the crickets, Twenty fine biddies were following after; … Continue reading

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2016: The 8th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge

Each year for the past seven, genealogist bloggers have been invited to post a bit of poetry about a region, historical event, legend, or a person related to one of their ancestors. If you would like to participate, you can … Continue reading

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Poem: “The Song of a River” by Sam Walter Foss

I Hear my song of a river, Its calm and its strife; ‘Tis the song of a river, The song of a life. Afar amid benignant hills in caverns of deep shade, ‘Neath rippling arches of cool leaves, within a … Continue reading

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An 1872 Manchester NH South Grammar School Autograph Book

This leather-bound autograph book covers several years, from 1870-1874. The ink is quickly fading with age–the beautiful cursive script was written one hundred and forty-six (146) years ago. Each pen stroke is deliberate, created when the inkwell and quill, not … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Gundalow

A Gundalow is a small boat, “a shallow drafted type of cargo barge,” built to be used on rivers and estuaries in the early days of New Hampshire and Maine history.  There are records showing they were also used on … Continue reading

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