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Winter 2017 Issue

Pack Monadnock Mountain, New Hampshire
by Linda Thomas

Welcome to the Winter 2017 Issue of New England Memories. The month of March has come in like a lion, with a forecast for night-time temperatures in the single digits this weekend in New Hampshire. It is indeed still winter!

Many thanks to the talented writers who contributed to this wintry issue: Parker Towle, Mary Elizabeth McClellan, Ann B. Day, and Nori Odoi. They share their stories of driving over icy mountains, leaving the driving to someone else,  trekking to the barn in sub-zero temperatures, and walking—sometimes hip deep—in snow. And thank you to Martha Andrews Donovan who shares the magic of the Maine seascape in her striking photographs.

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Wishing you the best of memories,

Linda Thomas, Editor
Pine Siskin Press

Fall 2016 Issue

Mountaintop view, Peterborough, New Hampshire by Linda Thomas

Mountaintop view, New Hampshire
by Linda Thomas

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Issue of New England Memories as we say good-bye to November. We aptly begin with Parker Towle’s poem, “Remembrance” in which he portrays a family’s gathering on Thanksgiving, as it has gathered for generations. In her essay “Rocks and Roots,” Janet Banks takes us up a frightening, yet life-affirming mountainside in New Hampshire in late October.

The vivid colors and textures of this season are captured by David Thomas in his photographs of the Gloucester, Massachusetts seacoast. And in “Mast Year,” abundant acorns remind poet Deborah Murphy of a box of buttons from her childhood.

I encourage you to read Tom Sheehan’s essay “Talk from the Back of Tim’s Barn” aloud. Not only will you hear the sights, sounds, and stories of an aging Maine barn, you will also hear the music of Tom Sheehan’s words.

We end this issue with Tom Sacramona’s two haiku about Concord, Massachusetts, in which he conveys so much with so few words.

Thank you to these talented contributors for sharing their work with New England Memories. We hope you enjoy this issue and would love to hear from you on this post’s page in the comments section.

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Linda Thomas, Editor
Pine Siskin Press

Summer 2016 Issue

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
by Linda Thomas

In late summer in New England, we hold on to recent memories of colorful landscapes and other warm-weather scenes. In the Summer 2016 Issue of New England Memories, Kristina England and Barbara Newton share their beautiful artwork to add to our own collection of remembered images.

Tina Rapp writes about her first house (“the love cottage”) and its lush gardens, and Ann Robinson pays tribute to her family’s antique house that raised yet another generation of New Englanders. In her poem, “Silent Words,” Jodi C. Williams remembers a grandfather whose words were few but cherished. And Eric Poor shares his thoughts on practicality, rurality, and civic duty.

Thank you to these talented contributors for sharing their work with New England Memories as it marks its one year anniversary! We hope you enjoy this issue and would love to hear from you on this post’s page in the comments section.

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Wishing you the best of memories,

Linda Thomas, Editor
Pine Siskin Press

Spring 2016 Issue

Photograph by Linda Thomas

Azalea in spring shower
by Linda Thomas

Spring has arrived in New England, along with the Spring 2016 Issue of New England Memories. Many thanks to all of our contributors! Rodger Martin captures the promise of renewed life that dwells in the lingering cold of April in his poem “New Hampshire Scallion.” Marilyn Weymouth Seguin and Lori Douglas Clark take us with them to the warmer days of summer at lakes in Maine. And Nori Odoi shares her first memories of New England in her essay, “I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore.”

Also, Ann B. Day shares vivid images of life and people in the farmland of Vermont through her poetry. And our featured photograper, Karen Hope, captures the simple pleasures and beauty along the roads of New Hampshire in her images.

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Wishing you the best of memories,

Linda Thomas, Editor
Pine Siskin Press

Winter 2016 Issue

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Winter in New Hampshire
by Linda Thomas

In the second issue of New England Memories, Tom Sheehan writes about a special, “lip-smacking” Saturday collecting quahogs on Nahant Beach in Saugus, Massachusetts. We hope his story brings back some of your own memories of a day at the beach to warm you during this cold, New England winter. Cynthia Close, Stephanie Minteer, and Becky Dennison Sakellariou also share their wonderful stories in prose and poetry in this issue. Sandra DeSantis provides striking images of our New England history in her photographs from her travels in Massachusetts. Many thanks to all our contributors!

We hope you enjoy the Winter 2016 Issue.

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Wishing you the best of memories,

Linda Thomas, Editor
Pine Siskin Press

Fall 2015 Issue

Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
by Linda Thomas

Welcome to the Fall 2015 debut of New England Memories magazine. I would like to give special thanks to the first contributors to New England Memories: Margaret Hawthorn, Susan Murata, Jamie Colburn, Sue Ellen Snape, and Stephanie Minteer. Without their work, this magazine would not be possible. We hope you will enjoy their memories of New England shared through prose, poetry, and photographs.

Do these stories and photographs stir your own memories of New England? We would love to hear your comments! Please use the comment form on this post’s page.

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Wishing you the best of memories,

Linda Thomas, Editor
Pine Siskin Press

 

 

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