Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Hampshire

New London, NH. Bill Kidder's car collection. The cars on the lawn are visiting.
Note that the car in the center has adaptations for travel on snow.

Water Street, Bradford, NH - a wood frame house built in the early 1800's.
My grandmother lived here when I was young. So many good memories here, many around the Sunday dinner table.

Water Street, Bradford, NH - Another house of the same era.
My aunt, Anne Wasson, started her medical practice here in 1950.
She often accepted payments of fish, eggs, and bread.

Wedding of my brother Ted and Christine

The MV Kearsarge, a replica of a steam boat from about 1900 that sailed around
Lake Sunapee.
In those days, families would take a
train from Boston or New York. Then they took the ship to their summer cottage or one of the grand hotels to spend the summer on the lake.
On this day, we cruised, dined, and watched the Captain marry the happy couple.
That's the new family standing up there on the bow.
The weather was glorious.

Postcard view of an original steamship on Lake Sunapee about 1909, possibly the first MV Kearsarge

The wedding cake, surrounded by wedding cupcakes. The views of the lake are seen through the windows.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

The Pier at the resort, dating from about 1890.
Note the Canadian flag, as well as the American and the state flag of Maine. Many people come here from the nearby province of Quebec, and the town welcomes them with open arms, and lots of signs in French.
A fun place, for sure.

It's not a beach resort without minigolf.

Our new pet, Hank, whose microchip says he is at least 11.

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