Category Archives: Really Old News

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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An 1873 New Hampshire Halloween

The Mirror and Farmer newspaper (Manchester NH) published this story on 15 November 1873, page 8 HALLOWEEN AT BRENTWOOD — A correspondent of the Exeter News-Letter gives the following account of the celebration of Halloween by some young ladies in … Continue reading

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New England Poetry: The Last Day of Summer

–THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER– To ZEPHIRA. Come hither, come hither, my May-day queen, The last day of summer is here; But weep not,–nor sigh, for merry old Time Will bring us another year. Yet ’tis hard to part with … Continue reading

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Lost Face of WWI: Canteen Worker Nelle Robertson (1877-1919) of Virginia Illinois

This story of Nelle Robertson is part of a continuing series to honor those women of WWI who died in service.  Sometimes called “Gold Star” Women they served as yeomen, nurses, telephone operators, Red Cross volunteers and as YMCA/YWCA canteen … 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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