Posted by: Debra LaValley | May 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend 2006

Memorial Day Weekend 2006

Memorial Days Past

Tomorrow is Memorial Day 2015.  Memorial Day Weekend for many years meant we would be camping in Orford, NH.  My folks would leave Penacook with their fifth wheel camper on Thursday, and I would head up with my sister and her two children on Friday. We camped at Jacob’s Brook Campground.  It was up on a hill in the middle of the woods with Jacob’s Brook running through it.  We all had such a great time there for years.  Sometimes Aunt Mary Jane and Uncle Bob would be there with my folks.  Sometimes, Ken and Dorothy and the girls. Our Uncle Robert Hancock and his friend Bebe spent a few Memorial Days with us as well as Uncle Bob and Aunt Marilyn.  Sometimes it would be chilly and other times warm.  In New Hampshire – you never know what the weather will be like.

It was so peaceful up in Orford.  You didn’t hear cars or civilization.  You could sit by the campfire into the wee hours of the morning and only hear the haunting sounds of coyotes and tree frogs calling in the night.  I really miss those days.  We had such a great time up there, and I have such great memories.



I would start a fire using flint and my mom would make a pie or gingerbread in the coals.  They tasted so much better than when cooked on a stove.

Jack& McKenzie

Jackie & McKenzie

We would often go on walks on the roads around Jacob’s Brook – some were paved – others dirt.  There was a nice waterfall in one area where locals would come and swim.

Dad & McKenzie

Dad & McKenzie

McKenzie loved to camp.  She spent many years camping with my parents.  She was such a sweet dog.

I could share so many photos from our Orford camping trips.  Good times, with family and friends.  Memories that will stay with me forever.

Happy Memorial Day Everyone.  May you also have great memories of Memorial Days Past.  Also – a special Thanks to all the men and women in the armed forces who gave their lives for our country.  God Bless Them All.



  1. Wonderful memories, Debbie.

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