Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

100 Years Ago: The First Thanksgiving of WWI

One hundred years ago Thanksgiving was celebrated on 29 November 1917. The United States had recently joined their  allies in Europe, with the first troops arriving on that continent six months before in the month of June. The reportedly first … Continue reading

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Poem: The Thanksgiving Dinner by Laura Garland Carr

Old Farmer Humpkins gathered his pumpkins Into a heap by the banks of a river. Chanticleer Dorking that way was stalking Like a drum-major, with plumes all a-quiver. Through corn-stalk thickets, scaring the crickets, Twenty fine biddies were following after; … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in New Hampshire 2015

Over the years I have posted many stories about Thanksgiving on this blog.  I’ve kept the tone light, included lots of delicious or ancient recipes. I have attempted to draw my readers into the past, in order to experience how … Continue reading

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Celebrating a 1939 Thanksgiving Day in New Hampshire

In 1939 I was not even a twinkle in my parent’s eyes.  Certainly they may have met by then, but they were not even dating. The world was full of uncertainty.  In 1939 Nazi Germany had attacked Poland (September 1st).  … Continue reading

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Old Thanksgiving Recipes from New Hampshire Newspapers

Whitpot, Chow Chow, Roley-Poley, Furmity–all words used to describe recipes that were common in our grand and great-grandmother’s day.  Should these once preferred foodstuffs be allowed to sink into obscurity, and to no longer grace the palates of our modern … Continue reading

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