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    Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

    Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

    You’re probably thinking, “Okay, Thornton Wilder is certainly a well-known person but who the heck is Fletcher Dole?” My guess is unless you grew up in Peterborough, NH in the middle of the 20th century you don’t know Fletcher Dole and how he was connected to Thornton Wilder. Here’s a hint — Howie Newsome. Here’s […]

    By June 14, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart

    Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart

    A few weeks ago there was something on NH Chronicle about female pilots in New Hampshire. I immediately thought of Amelia Earhart, probably the most famous female pilot of all time, and wondered if she was ever in the Monadnock Region. She was. Here’s what we know… In the summer of 1931 Earhart and her husband, publisher George […]

    By May 28, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Mark Twain

    Back in Time for Dinner with Mark Twain

    A few years ago, I toured one of the most beautiful historic homes I’ve ever visited. It was the home on Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Clemens and his wife Olivia spent 17 years in this 25-room house in Hartford, CT, with their three daughters. At a desk in the corner of […]

    By May 21, 2021 Read More →
    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 →

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