Tag Archives: tradition

A Toast to My Readers: New Year 2020

A toast to my readers, may you continue to have keen eyesight and discerning tastes. A toast to historians, that you will offer insight into the past without embellishment and with proper credit and attribution to your sources. A toast … 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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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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