Postcards

Musings, News, and Goings On...

Here you’ll find posts about the Inn and the happenings around the town of Hancock New Hampshire.

Keene Stoddard Hillsborough road sign

Why Wait?

Spring clean-up season has gone by, which is the time when we confront the web of debris left behind from last fall, buried and compressed by winter. We feel there was an unusual amount of wind this winter resulting in many more downed trees and branches. In a first (for us) a large limb from…
photo of Kin

Kin Schilling is Leaving

Kin Schilling is leaving the Monadnock Region after 38 years and it is going to leave a hole in the fabric of the community through which any of us will be able to peer. At the Hancock Inn we will miss her on the Croqui pitch, as a judge in our local “Chopped!” cooking contest…
military persons in front of vaccine area

Vaccine

Our turn for a first Covid vaccine was yesterday, three days after we became eligible to register for the shot in New Hampshire as members of category 2B (the 50 – 64-year-old crowd). Pretty speedy turn-around we think. In our corner of the world the vaccinating is taking place at the Keene State College Athletic…
Sugarhouse in Snow

March 2021

No less an authority than Jamie Trowbridge, the President of Yankee Publishing, which is based next door in Dublin, New Hampshire, has remarked that March is, really, the best winter month overall in New England. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are beginning to moderate, but the skiing and snowshoeing remain, the ponds and…
hancock inn valentines day bed

Happy Valentine’s Day

Let us go to a country inn for Valentine’s, my love We will pack a toothbrush and take the car And drive there in a day Traveling over rambling roads, past snowy fields You will point out all the things along the way We can talk about what we never get to talk about, my…
Ghosts

Ghosts

Terrance Cronyn was a retired school master who lived in a small, graciously appointed apartment on the first floor of the Lower School at Bishop Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario, which I attended, as did my brothers and our uncles and grandfather before us. Mr. Cronyn (a cousin of the actor, Hume Cronyn, also…
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