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2019: Valentines Day Remembrances

My very gentle Valentine, Since for me you were born too soon, And I for you was born too late. God forgives him who has estranged Me from you for the whole year. I am already sick of love, My … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Old Toasts and Traditions of the New Year

Tradition is interwoven with the changing of the year. On New Year’s Day it is common to bid farewell to the old and to welcome in the new with an optimistic perspective. For a brief moment at the striking of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Ghosts, Goblins and Halloween Stories

Happy Halloween.  This article is a recap of earlier stories that help you to learn more about Halloween and New Hampshire’s Haunted Places. The antique Victorian Postcards below are copyright free. Feel free to use or reuse them.  The witch … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: A World War I Mother’s Day

One hundred years ago Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 12, 1918 in New Hampshire. Two days before the Portsmouth Herald newspaper announced: “Sunday is Mother’s Day. Carnations Will Be Worn in Honor or Memory of Her That Day.” The … Continue reading

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New Hampshire in WWI: Changes in Mourning Customs

Even before World War I the customs of mourning were changing. More of the seriously ill were dying in hospitals rather than at home. Undertakers (then called) were taking the place of home-based wake preparations. When the influenza pandemic struck, … Continue reading

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