The letters are now “under lock and key,” family members say, until the couple’s last living daughter can make it up to Vermont from Florida for a family visit later this year.
Thank you so much to Jenn Carter, who found the letters, and granddaughters Theresa White, Shannon Kivler and their extended family, for allowing us to document the return of the letters that captivated the Upper Valley with some good news for a few days.
As I told a couple of the folks involved, it has inspired me to go through some old love letters I inherited from my grandparents some years ago and have never really sat down and read through. That will change soon!
We wish a lot of happy reading to Mr. & Mrs. White’s family in the months and years ahead. ❤
Speaking of bunnies! If I may, here’s a poster from Rabbitron.com about buying rabbits as Easter gifts and why it should be discouraged.
The text of the poster says: Small animal, big responsibility. A rabbit is not a toy, he’s a living, feeling, 12-year commitment. Rabbits do make wonderful indoor companions, but they are not low maintenance and are not a good “starter” pet for a child. Sadly, most “Easter Bunnies” end up abandoned once the novelty wears off. Please save a life, take the time to learn what it takes to care for a rabbit before deciding to bring one home. The Easter bunny will thank you. DID YOU KNOW? All rabbits should be spayed or neutered. Rabbits need daily exercise and companionship. Grass or timothy hay is essential to a rabbit’s diet. An outdoor hutch is not safe or humane housing. Learn more at rabbitron.com.
What’s up with the bunny post?
Peanut, age 10.
I happen to have two funny buns that I adopted from UVHS. Peanut, who was 8 years old at the time I adopted him, was adopted exactly two years ago on Sunday, meaning that he will be 10 years old! So the experts aren’t kidding around when they say that rabbits can easily live for a decade or more.
And, just to leave you with some gratuitous bunny pics, here’s the other bun I adopted from UVHS, Flip-Flop. She was adopted in 2014 and is now about 5 or 6 years old.
Flip-Flop, age 5+.
And, last but not least, Flip-Flop with her best bud Bartleby, from the Animal Rescue League of Dedham, Mass. He is an estimated 6-7 years old.
Flip-Flop and Bartleby. Bartleby is 6-7 years old.
All that said: If you decide you ARE ready for a bunny — not as a spur-of-the-moment toy, but as a long-term pet — we hope you consider giving Kelso and Hyde a shot. ❤
I guess eight-legged creatures are her thing, because scientist and New Hampshire resident Sy Montgomery — best-selling author of The Soul of the Octopus — will talk about this intelligent and misunderstood creature at the Fiske Free Library in Claremont tonight at 6. (That’s according to Valley Calendar and our things-to-do Facebook group.) Valley News staff writer David Corriveau reminds us that Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas gave a wonderful reading and talk in Norwich last fall.
New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald speaks to the media about the findings in the police shooting involving Jesse J. Champney at the Grafton Superior Court in North Haverhill, N.H., on March 14, 2018. MacDonald said Trooper Christopher OToole was legally justified when he shot Champney on Dec. 23, 2017, in a field along Route 4 in Canaan. (Valley News – Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald today said a state trooper who shot and killed a 26-year Enfield man in Canaan shortly before Christmas will not be charged.
Click here to read more. That post will be updated.
Below, find video & audio released by the AG, as well as a PDF of the AG’s report.
All the coverage from yesterday’s N.H. Town Meeting is at this link. (And if you missed Vermont from the week prior, you can catch up on that here.)
Lead photo caption, by James M. Patterson: “Frank Ackerman took a moment away from listening to Vermont Public Radio on his headphones to focus on debate over a warrant article during Town Meeting at Cornish Elementary School in Cornish, N.H., Tuesday, March 13, 2018.”
But apparently … that’s a national thing … that Vermont celebrated (or, as they said, recognized). That’s according to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, who provided the video and photos below for the national even that took place March 1 through 7.
According to the agency, the week is “a time to recognize the important role of weights and measures regulatory programs across the country.
“The date of this year’s Weights and Measures Week is significant as it marks the signing of the first Weights and Measures law by John Adams on March 2, 1799. Throughout the country, thousands of weights and measures inspectors work diligently to enforce laws designed to not only protect consumers but to also develop a level playing field in commerce wherever a weight or measure is involved.”
Testing 1,000 lb. weights in the Weights & Measures Metrology Laboratory.
Equipment used for checking packages for accurate weight in grocery stores.
Mike Larose testing a vehicle scale using the heady duty scale test truck and weights.
Sorry we missed it, y’all. We’ll mark our calendars for next year.