Author Archives: Ray Boas

OKEMO VALLEY INNDULGENCE TOUR 2019 – 8 DECEMBER 2019

It is that time of year, and there are so many wonderful things to do. On the 7th I could have gone to the Grafton, Vermont village open house, Christmas with Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch, or celebrated in Weston. … Continue reading

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134 FLICKERING FLAMES – A TWO YEAR REDUX – 3 DECEMBER 2019

This “Hopeless Romantic” is here to give you an update. I enjoy re-reading my over 300 tales of adventures – it is the memories. One of my favorites, that I posted exactly two years ago, is FLICKERING FLAMES OF A … Continue reading

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CANDLES IN THE WINDOW – THE HISTORY BEHIND

I share a tidbit of history each month in THE WALPOLE CLARION in my “column,” DID YOU KNOW THAT…?  In the December 2019 issue I explored the background behind placing candles in windows. As the season approaches, you may want … Continue reading

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AN OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING Louisa May Alcott – 1882

AN OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING Louisa May Alcott – 1882 Louisa May Alcott lived with her family in Walpole, NH, from 1855 to 1857. In WALPOLE’S LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, a booklet I published in 2016, I documented their time in Walpole. Many … Continue reading

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AN OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING – OSV NOVEMBER 17, 2019 and LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Here I am going to share with you my day, 17 November 2019, celebrating Thanksgiving in the 1830s; and, my research into, and adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving,” which I am convinced was written from her memories … Continue reading

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EXPLORING WITH THE CANAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK STATE – 1-3 NOVEMBER 2019

In May, on my way back from Buffalo, NY, I discovered the PORT BYRON OLD ERIE CANAL HERITAGE PARK while cheating and traveling a few exits on the New York Thruway. As you know I have enjoyed learning about the Erie … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 9 – ERIE CANAL LOCKS 11 to 1 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

This post documents my trip east through Locks 11 to 2 on the Erie Canal (1915 Barge Canal), and then the short distance south on The Hudson River through the Federal Lock on the Hudson River at Troy. The US … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 8 – ERIE CANAL LOCKS 22 to 11 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

My notes for documenting this day read, “Most Amazing Day.” I traveled through, and documented for you, twelve locks on the Erie Canal – heading east Lock 22 through Lock 11. This is a photo report, and possibly the only … Continue reading

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NO WINTER MAINTENANCE and LEAVES – 9 and 13 OCTOBER 2019

You know THIS IS THE WEEK for leaf peeping – and I had to do it and share. Two great days out, and some views for you to hopefully savor. The colors this year are wonderful – as I recall, … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 7 – ROCHESTER, NY, and THE OSWEGO CANAL

I last left you as the GRANDE MARINER entered Lake Ontario around 2PM on Tuesday, 10 September. Arrival at our next stop was just after midnight in Rochester, New York on the Genesee River. Departure on 11 September was scheduled … Continue reading

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