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Life in New Hampshire
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Les    Posted 01-25-2004 at 13:12:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Circa 50 years ago. The linked article about Glenn Pease was written by his son, Arthur. Art is probably a 3rd or 4th cousin of mine on his mother's (and my mother's) side.
It's kind of long, but if you're interested in the old days and the old ways, you'll enjoy it. I'm proud to be a part of carrying on some of the tradition that might have just faded away without anybody to remember. That Wentworth dance on the first Friday of each month is now one that I call. And Pat McIsaac still plays piano for me there!


CRUSADER    Posted 01-26-2004 at 17:19:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Les,
I was stationed at Pease AFB, New Hampshire from Jan '86 to May '88. Is there any relation to the family and the officer that the base was named for? The base closed in 90 or 91, if it was still open today I would try to go back. This Texan still prefers the South, but that had to be some of the best fishing and hunting I had ever done living in New England.

later days mate,
Jim


KellyGa    Posted 01-25-2004 at 15:55:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for sharing, I love reading stuff like that. :) Sometimes I think I was born too late. I think I would've enjoyed it.


Lazy Al    Posted 01-25-2004 at 13:56:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got an old hand book of sqaure dances copy righted 1951 It has Pistol packin mamma ,pop goes the weasel , put on your old gray bonnet
irish washerwoman . and Hot time in the old town tonight just to name a few Alway thought it would be fun to get up and call a sq dance . I know I would just pass out .
Al


Les    Posted 01-25-2004 at 14:01:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Hot time in the old town tonight" is one I just learned a couple years ago. It's one of my favorite ones to call....and dance, except that I never get a chance to dance. I'm too fat and out of shape anyway. I'd probably pass out from dancing two dances but I can call for hours.


Al    Posted 01-25-2004 at 15:07:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
We go to neighboring town the first Sat if each month to a fund raiser dance that has no electric
instruments mostly string and if you want to play you can. Old songs and about 5 or 6 sets of two sq dances . All the callers are from 60 to 80 years old .
I'm thinking when these guy and gals are gone whos gonna call them old sq dance calls .
Al


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