Author Archives: Ray Boas

SMILES and HOPE – 4 APRIL 2020

With such concerns around the world, it is nice to see that hope still abounds. Earlier today, while out for a walk in from of my home, I discovered a number of decorated stones appearing in various places. I thought … Continue reading

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2020 – NOT WHAT WE PLANNED ON – AN UPDATE

Hi there. I last said “hi” to you 19 January 2020, when I gave you a New Year’s update on my lack of travels. Remember in 2018 I was slowing down? So I bought a new right hip in December … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – A JANUARY UPDATE

It has almost been a month since I last said hi, so “hi.” The little cars have not been out, so they have no shunpiking stories to share, nor have I made any recent trips in GiGi – the “new” … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from “44” – 24 DECEMBER 2019

Just about perfect – 29 December 2016 the next year, 2017, I was at David’s, and last year, three weeks following hip surgery I watched the Live Nativity on the Common from my front window. This evening, 24 December, I … Continue reading

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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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