Category Archives: Really Old News

New England Poetry: The Last Day of Summer

–THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER– To ZEPHIRA. Come hither, come hither, my May-day queen, The last day of summer is here; But weep not,–nor sigh, for merry old Time Will bring us another year. Yet ’tis hard to part with … Continue reading

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Lost Face of WWI: Canteen Worker Nelle Robertson (1877-1919) of Virginia Illinois

This story of Nelle Robertson is part of a continuing series to honor those women of WWI who died in service.  Sometimes called “Gold Star” Women they served as yeomen, nurses, telephone operators, Red Cross volunteers and as YMCA/YWCA canteen … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire Blog Turns 13

Some consider the number 13 to be unlucky, but then some folks think cows are useless animals.  Both are wrong. On 16 March of 2006 after losing my twin sister to cancer, I began writing a blog, for it had … Continue reading

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200 Years Old: The New Hampshire State House in Concord

  I first wrote about the New Hampshire State House in 2006, when the building was only 187 years old, and since then I’ve updated that story several times.  This year (2019) the building is officially 200 years old, and … Continue reading

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The Eccentric Merchant from New Ipswich New Hampshire: Jabez Hills (1788-1871)

Jabez Hills led a seemingly normal life until his later years, when he became known as “Jabez the Hermit,” and was considered by some to be a somewhat odd, miserly recluse. This business-savy man led a productive, generous life and … Continue reading

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