Postcards

Musings, News, and Goings On...

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

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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Off-Season

The joke goes that following our first visit to the Inn and meeting with the owner, Robert Short, Marcia turned to me in the car as we pulled onto Main Street and said, “Well, if it’s like this a couple of months every year I can do it.” It was March, and “this” meant quiet,…

The Rumford Fireplace

It has seemed an unwelcome thing to do in these winter days of COVID to have our fireplace going in the reception area of the Inn when guests are prevented from sitting before it because of restrictions about gathering in public spaces. But on the day last weekend when the temperature outside dropped to -1…

Winter

Winter arrived with a bit of a vengeance this weekend. There was not much snow, but it was a heavy snow and with winds gusting over 20 miles per hour trees and limbs fell over the roads and power lines leaving many without electricity. In the midst of this, before the end of dinner service…

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Our National Day of Thanksgiving is upon us again and we’ve been reflecting on how to celebrate it this year. It is an old question. We went back to the archives to read Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation designating the fourth Thursday of the month as a national day of Thanksgiving. At the time, in 1863, the…
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The Last of The Mohicans

When I was in grade eight, age 13, I won a reading prize at school. Don’t be impressed. Most everyone was a winner of something and all I had to do was struggle through a few versus of text in front of the assembly and make it back to my seat without tripping over the…
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