Posted by: Debra LaValley | September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015

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The Past is Calling

I love hearing stories about the past. Family stories. Stories about Penacook and Boscawen. I love genealogy and reading about those who came before and their stories. I find it all fascinating. I grew up listening to stories told by my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Many of our stories were told around a family table with a lot of delicious food. We spent so much time with our extended families. Great times.

Most of the Gang at Bob & Shary's Party

Most of the Gang at Bob & Shary’s Party

The lamp in the photo was made by my Uncle Leo and Grampa Ross (Ken Ross). I was told that they knew where candlestick phones were thrown away. They cleaned some of the phones up, and my Uncle Leo – who was very handy with electrical stuff – fitted the old phones with wiring to make lamps. Recently, my mom gave me this lamp. My parents had it for decades. The lamp still works. I remember Uncle Leo had to put in a new cord. The lamp is cool because when you pick up the receiver, the light goes on and when you hang it up, the light turns off. Very ingenious, I think.

Keep the stories coming . . .

Snow Street our by the Fire - many years ago

Snow Street out by the Fire – many years ago

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