Category Archives: Personal History

New Hampshire Matrilineality and Mothers Day

This year for Mother’s Day, I thought I’d try something different when it comes to story telling. I was looking at my personal matrilineality–the tracing of kinship through my female line. In some cultures people are identified through their “matriline” … Continue reading

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2020 New Hampshire Tidbits: An Unusual Easter

This week is a special one for most people in New Hampshire.  Many are celebrating either Easter or Passover. According to PRRI Research, “The religiously unaffiliated make up nearly three in ten (29 percent) New Hampshire residents, roughly similar to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Old Time Thanksgiving News and Menus

This year I will not be writing about the first ‘Thanksgiving Day’–not debating what the Plymouth Plantation settlers ate, why we are celebrating that day at all, or how Native Peoples perceive it.  When I was young, Thanksgiving Day generated … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire Blog Turns 13

Some consider the number 13 to be unlucky, but then some folks think cows are useless animals.  Both are wrong. On 16 March of 2006 after losing my twin sister to cancer, I began writing a blog, for it had … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Poem: Evening Tea

EVENING TEA Dedicated to Linda Boyd It is time to be seated for evening tea, The silver’s well-polished and so are we. With place cards discovered, genteelly we pose, To chat with our neighbor–anticipation grows.

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