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New Hampshire Glossary: Flake House

In the early days of New England and eastern coastal Canada colonization by Europeans, catching and drying codfish was a popular occupation for food preservation. After being caught by Atlantic fishermen, codfish were cleaned, then dried on large racks (called … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Best Christmas Traditions, Recipes and Stories (Recap)

Next year this blog (Cow Hampshire) will celebrate its 15th year. That is a gloriously long time for a genealogy blog to be around. At this point it is easy for me to have forgotten every single topic I’ve written … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s ‘Best Christmas’ in History

It is impossible to qualify Christmas. The holiday evokes too many complex emotions, and contains a myriad of traditions. If asked, “What was your best Christmas?” what would you reply?  Would your response be upbeat or maudlin, gift-oriented or family … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Old Time Thanksgiving News and Menus

This year I will not be writing about the first ‘Thanksgiving Day’–not debating what the Plymouth Plantation settlers ate, why we are celebrating that day at all, or how Native Peoples perceive it.  When I was young, Thanksgiving Day generated … 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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