Category Archive: Communities

Oct 22

My First Significant Break


Admittedly I’m not always a very patience person. That being said, let me rant—I am into week six of nursing a broken right arm, and I’m getting sick of it. Dragon software doesn’t like my mixed New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and George accent (but maybe the fault lies with me and I should patiently teach Dragon …

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Jun 04

December 1958: Walpole High School


I am sometimes astonish about the bits and pieces of my past that seem to surface from time to time. This newspaper article from the Keene Evening Sentinel was just waiting to be noticed again! The image was taken when I was a senior at Wapole High School, Walpole, New Hampshire.    

Apr 16

Azaleas et al at Callaway Gardens


Continue to imagine spending a perfect spring day with dear friends at one of Georgia’s loveliest gardens. Callaway Gardens is a destination! The gardens consist of about 2,500-acres of delight attractions including the Overlook Azalea Garden and Pavilion, the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl, the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel (where my Charlie and I were married …

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Apr 16

Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Calloway Gardens

Imagine spending a perfect spring day with dear friends at one of Georgia’s loveliest gardens. It can’t get any better than that! One of the many attractions at Callaway Gardens (a 2,500-acre garden) is the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, a large conservatory. In this post I’m sharing some of the shots I took with …

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Apr 10

Trail from the Base of the Falls Revisited

Wildflowers at Amicalola Falls

Spring has decided it may come to the North Georgia Mountains after all. Hooray! Although the spring wildflowers have a ways to go, the little sprouts and blossoms make me happy. Some days you just can’t win. I managed to leave home without charging the battery for my Nikon camera so I only captured a …

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Dec 04

The Allan Kendall Orchestra and Santa Claus in Disguise

This morning when I opened a 6″x9″ envelope from a stranger named Arthur from Swanzey, New Hampshire. I was stunned to find two photographs of the Allen Kendall Orchestra taken in 1956 and a CD of their event on New Years Eve 1955. Tears flowed (and continue to trickle down as I write this post) as …

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May 06

The Village Festival at Big Canoe


Yesterday, The Village Festival at Big Canoe made its debut. The festival will be a weekly event on Saturday morning (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) through the end of October. According to plan I arrived a few short minutes before opening, and was horrified to see that parking was already at a premium and swarms …

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Mar 28

Crested Dwarf Iris

Disharoon Valley

A friend and I stole some time this afternoon to walk a bit of the wildflower trail in Disharoon Valley, here in the North Georgia Mountains. We were rewarded with several treasures, but the most regal were a couple of stands of crested dwarf iris. These precious flowers just love the banks of the creek. …

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Jan 31

Online Sources from the NH State Archives


As a twenty-seven year resident of the state of Georgia, and as a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, it’s been several years since I’ve had (or made time) to work on my family. This week, I’ve changed that and have been attending the Advanced New England track at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy …

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Jun 28

The One That Didn’t Get A Way


Big Canoe’s marina is on Lake Pettit. The little marina has seen vast improvement and greater activity since Gordon Breen became manager about a year and a half ago. Last week Gordon sent an invitation to the ladies of Big Canoe “Ever wanted to learn how to fish but don’t have tackle and really don’t …

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