Monthly Archives: December 2007

"The Leakeys of White Mountain Geology": Hanover New Hampshire’s James Walter Goldthwait (1880-1947), Richard Parker Goldthwait (1911-1992) and Lawrence Goldthwait (1914-2001)

For countless years the Goldthwait name was synonymous with geology and geography, not only in New Hampshire, but throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in New Hampshire Men | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2008 New Year Resolutions: Feeling Like A King

Today I am feeling like Janus, the mythical king of early Rome who could look back on past events and … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals and Memes, Humor | Leave a comment

The Season of Hospitality: 1840

CHRISTMAS, that season of hospitality, bluff and hearty honesty, open-heartedness and merriment is close at hand; the old year is … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Really Old News | Leave a comment

Poem: "Merry Christmas," by Louisa M. Alcott

In the rush of early morning,
When the red burns through the gray,
And the wintry world lies waiting
For … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Poetry | Leave a comment

Thoughts On A Christmas Tree

One of the prettiest things that Charles Dickens wrote is this:
 “I have been looking on, this evening, at a … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Personal History, Really Old News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment