2017 — New Hampshire’s Hourglass Has Turned

From the Boston Globe newspaper, January 1, 1917, one hundred years ago.

The hourglass has turned; the last few sands
That marked the Old Year now have slipped away,
And in his outstretched hand the New Year holds
The future of a twelvemonth’s span.

Then hail New Year! We bid thee welcome. Thy gifts are many, but not yet disclosed.
With thee may come joy or sorrow, pain or loss, failure or success, hope deferred or dreams realized.
We bid thee welcome and will try to cherish and improve thy gift of time.
We greet thee with a cheer as we undertake our journey in thy care.
“Life must march forward in a column of days.”
Samuel Gardiner Ayres

From the Boston Globe newspaper on January 1, 1917.

On January 1, 1917 the Boston Globe printed a picture puzzle for its readers to decipher.  The following day it published the answer.  Can you figure it out?  The answer is shown later in this article.







–January 1917 RECIPES

-Celery Sauce-
Wash the celery and remove all brown material. Cut up into small pieces including the yellow leaves. Add 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs well beaten, 7-8 cup of vinegar and 1 teaspoonful mustard. Mix well and cook about 2 minutes. When cool serve. [Miss Mildred Morse. 10 Overlea Avenue, East Saugus]

-Apple Pudding-
Fill your pudding dish or pan with sliced apples. Sprinkle about 1 cup of sugar and a little cinnamon over apples. Make a cake to spread over the apples as follows: CAKE–One egg (well beaten), 1 cup sugar, 1-2 cup milk, 3 teaspoonfuls baking powder (heaping), pinch of salt, flour enough to make quite stiff. Bake until done. [Miss Mildred Morse, 10 Overlea avenue, East Saugus]

-Orange Pie-
Take juice of 2 large oranges and yolks of 8 eggs, 8 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in little cold water, put this mixture in a bowl together, and whip with an egg beater for 3 or 4 minutes; then heat separately 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of boiling water in double boiler; add mixture when this si done and stir until thickens; have a nice rich pie crust already baked; then put your filling in, now take the whites of your eggs, put in bowl and beat thoroughly and add sugar and beat to a stiff frost. spread over pie and return to oven to brown. This makes a delicious orange pie. [Mrs. W.H. Crichett]

-Peach Whip (Original)-
Half package of gelatine, 1 cup of home canned peaches, 1-2 cup sugar, juice of two lemons, 2 cups boiling water, 1 cup cold water. Soak gelatine in the cold water 5 minutes, add boiling water and sugar. When cold and just beginning to set, add lemon juice and peach pulp. Whip the mixture with a Dover beater until very light and fluffy. Put in a cold place until firm and stiff. Serve with whipped cream or marshmallow cream [Mrs. Austin B. Trask, 139 Lowell St. Peabody].

The answer to the picture puzzle. “Health and wealth to one and all through 1917.”

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3 Responses to 2017 — New Hampshire’s Hourglass Has Turned

  1. Kathy says:

    This was an enjoyable read. Happy New Year!

  2. Amy says:

    Happy New Year, Janice, from Massachusetts!

  3. Michael says:

    Oh man, I did terrible with the picture puzzle. 2018 would have been here before I figured that one out. Happy New Year, Janice!

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