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    Back in Time for Dinner with Calvin & Grace Coolidge

    Back in Time for Dinner with Calvin & Grace Coolidge

    A few years back I visited the boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch, VT. While looking into Calvin’s parent’s sitting room, I could almost picture the morning of August 3, 1923, when Calvin’s father, a notary public, conducted the oath of office that would make his son our 30th president. The ceremony was […]

    By May 14, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Lunch with Julia Child

    Back in Time for Lunch with Julia Child

    I wonder if any of you ever got to meet Julia Child during one of several trips she and her husband Paul made to the area in the 1980s and 1990s? The closest I ever got was a glimpse of her as she passed me in the hallway at South Meadow School in 1993, when […]

    By May 7, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Back in Time for Dinner with Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Before Covid forced many museums to temporarily close their doors, I had the chance to visit Ralph Waldo Emerson’s home in Concord, MA. Emerson and his second wife Lidian lived with their four children in their Concord house for 47 years. Upon purchasing the house in 1835, he wrote to his brother that he […]

    By April 30, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt

    Back in Time for Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt

    Back in Time for Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt While browsing through the 1936 issues of the Transcript, I came across a blurb about Eleanor Roosevelt driving through New Hampshire and stopping in Peterborough. That got me thinking about how I would have entertained Eleanor if I had the opportunity to meet her. Here’s what we […]

    By April 23, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Mrs. Tom Thumb

    Back in Time for Dinner with Mrs. Tom Thumb

    Back in Time for Dinner with Lavinia Warren (Mrs. Tom Thumb) I love looking through old copies of our local newspaper. You never know what you will find and often the advertisements are as interesting as the news articles. One ad that caught my eye was from the October 4, 1875 issue which promoted the […]

    By April 19, 2021 Read More →

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