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The Death of the Old Year, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1842)

The Death of the Old Year Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1842) ———————————– Full knee deep lies the winter snow, And the winter winds are wearily sighing; Toll ye the church bell sad and slow And tread softly and speak low, For … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Haunted Halloween History

“All houses wherein men have lived and died Are haunted houses. Through the open doors The harmless phantoms on their errands glide, With feet that make no sound upon the floors.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned these words by 1867 when … Continue reading

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A White Mountain Ghost Story

The wind whistled mournfully around the hotel as the story was being told, and the hearers involuntarily clustered nearer one another and waited the next gloomy reminiscence. It came from an elderly gentleman who wouldn’t vouch for its truthfulness, but … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Resolution Makers 1914

RESOLUTION MAKERS From: Portsmouth Herald, December 31, 1914 Any weakling can make resolutions. It needs a strong man to keep them. That is perhaps why New Year’s resolutions are so often futile. The strong do not wait for high days … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Mom: On Losing A Child

Losing a child is not a typical topic on this blog, but when a very young child of my neighbors died suddenly, it brought to mind something my mother had said to me–that ‘mothers should never have to experience losing … Continue reading

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