CARROLL COUNTY FARM CEMETERY
1870 — Beyond the mournful numbers, lie no more grief or fear.
No sad or sweet thoughts linger, for those who slumber here. — Mj Pettengill Honoring Hundreds of Anonymous Paupers Dating back to 1870… It was a year ago when author and historian Mj Pettengill of North Sandwich, New Hampshire completed a mission.
About a decade earlier, she was inspired by her discovery of a pauper cemetery in Ossipee, New Hampshire, which consists of more than 298
In “Etched in Granite,” we came to know Abigail, Silas, Nellie, and the others. Their tales, carefully woven together, bound by their afflictions and the will to survive, do not end here. The stories hidden beneath anonymous graves go well beyond the discovery of the 298, spanning generations, oceans, and even continents. This flame may be that of a single candle, subtle light within infinite darkness, with a promise to burn brightly.
For the Hodgdon sisters — Abigail and Sa
It’s interesting to compare the women of the late nineteenth century, who were able to enjoy piano lessons, needlepoint, and reading, with the women who worked on the farms, mills, and were sentenced to the poor farms, some ending up on the streets and “placed out” to the emerging settlements of the fast growing New World. The placed out included young girls that were taken out of the Aid societies, orphan asylums, and off the city streets with the boys, placed on trains, and
The steady song of the cicada emerges in August, signaling the winding down of the summer season. Family and friends gather together and celebrate the bounty of the earth. Fresh corn on the cob is a definite favorite here in New Hampshire and throughout the country. Just in case you didn't know, there are amazing health benefits in corn silk. I recommend that you save it (the silk) when husking the corn. Remember, it's best if your corn is organic. With the harmful practices
How can we really know who we are? We may think that we know, but everything is subject to change. This is what I have observed. I am a serious writer, retired musician, and eternal naturalist. If I am not creating, I am not content. I do realize, however, that being a mother is in the forefront of my roles. Like the earth, moon, and all universal cycles, my feminine energy waxes and wanes as I transition from one phase to another. Before owning my writing, I was a professio
Down from the Tree - Book Three Samuel J. Hodgdon II
A Boy ~ A Vision ~ A Knowing Tree
The Journey Continues