Category Archives: Miscellaneous Musings

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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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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6 HOUR ROUND TRIP – 57 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Actually, this post could have several appropriate titles – so here as sub-titles: PINCH ME – END OF A DREAM WELCOME HOME BELZEBUTH II // LADY RAB II THERE’S A “NEW” CAR IN TOWN Remember, I write for myself, and … Continue reading

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SUCCESSFUL DAY – 19 MARCH 2019 – ADOPTION COMPLETE

Did you read my last post – GENESIS OF A SHUNPIKER from March 12 (an important day)? If you missed it, click on the link above. But a quest was on. On March 9, before I completed that post, I posted … Continue reading

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GENESIS OF A “SHUNPIKER” – BEGINNING IN 1962 and EARLIER

My Shunpiking is nothing new. It goes back more decades than I would like you to know I have been alive. My Dad loved, collected, bought, restored, and sold antique cars as a hobby. I would travel with him to … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018 — HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

You have not heard from me since 25 November. I have missed writing my travel posts here, not to mention missing the adventures to share. Have you wondered why? My hips prevented many of my desired travels in 2018, as … Continue reading

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – SANTA’S LAND – AND MORE – 25 NOVEMBER 2018

This weekend I did a few holiday things I want to share with you, and I have listed some holiday events I encourage you to explore. Many I have done, and will link you to my past adventures to further … Continue reading

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ARMISTICE DAY – 100th ANNIVERSARY – NOVEMBER 11, 2018 – VETERANS DAY

This is the first time I have shared something other than my travels here on “Shunpiking with Ray.” For years I have received a daily email from The Week – a magazine and website – providing top news stories and … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING GiGi – MY “NEW LADY” – 9 JULY 2018

Did you get to the end of my 4th of July post? Did you see my last comment – “I have a mission tomorrow. I wonder if the local dealer is really “ready to deal.” Well, what may seem an … Continue reading

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