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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 Christmas Gifts and Events of 100 Years Ago (1916)

In December of 1916, one hundred years ago, the Portsmouth (NH) Herald offered tidbits of local information along with advertisements for Christmas gifts and food. These offerings are a window into New Hampshire’s past.

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A 2016 New Hampshire Valentine’s Day Compilation

In earlier days of New Hampshire’s history, Valentines Day was held in higher regard. There were poems to compose, sweet gifts to distribute, and rituals to perform. Today the day seems much more commercialized. In 1851 your shopping list for … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Easter Traditions Past and Present

Easter has always been a holiday celebrated with great enthusiasm in my family.  Part of it was due to their Catholic tradition–after the long Lenten season it was time to celebrate.  But honestly, after a long New England winter, wearing … Continue reading

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