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In Celebration of A Grandfather: Charles Aloysius Manning

Fathers Day: June 17, 2018 In the past I’ve written about the paternal side of my family, and several times about my father who I adored. It is quite easy for me to write about people who I knew and … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Is New Hampshire Losing Its Irishness?

Is it the food, the beer, the music, the dance, the accent, the parades or the vocabulary that still connects people to their Irish heritage? Or is it instead nostalgia for the past and personal memories that associate us with … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Éirinn go Brách: Addie (Ryan) Manning (1879-1968)

She insisted that I wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.  If I forgot, all it took was her gentle look of personal displeasure to make me quickly change.  When this Irish holiday comes around, she is always the first person … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015: What shall we give the children?

What shall we give the children? “In the long twilight of the year, the faces of the children grow luminous. Rosy with cold, arabesqued  with snowflakes, leaning into the wind, or drowsing before the fire, their eyes large, they look … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Mother on Mothers Day 2015

Mary was born into a large Irish family in Manchester, New Hampshire, the youngest girl, and next to the youngest child of thirteen.  She had polio as a youngster, but felt lucky rather than upset.  She said that though she … Continue reading

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