.by Anura Guruge
>> Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 Day — Oct. 17, 2013.
>> My review of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2012 — Nov. 15, 2012.
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I happened to be at the Wolfeboro N.H. Liquor Store last night, buying the de rigueur 5 litres of boxed Merlot for my daily medicinal use, when I got talking with the Manager (who had been employed there for 8 years) about Beaujolais Nouveau. He assured me that he will have bottles for sale on November 21 — and how he gets the boxes from Georges Duboeuf well in advance but is prohibited from selling prior to THE DAY. I knew that. I was telling him about Beaujolais Nouveau parties in London when he asked me whether anybody else, other than G.D., sold Beaujolais Nouveau. I assured him that most certainly others did.
But this morning I did some research. Georges Duboeuf, by far, is the leading worldwide retailer of Beaujolais Nouveau. It appears that it is they that popularized the wine in the U.S. (if not in other parts of the world too). They might be the only mainstream supplier of B.N. in the U.S.
But, there are certainly others.
As far as I can work out some of the other vendors include: Joseph Drouhin, Mommessin (–>), Albert Bichot, Bouchard Aîné & Fils, Thorin and Signé Vignerons.
If you know of others or have a complete list please SHARE.
A Potted, Personal View Cum History Of ‘Remembrance Day’ — Poppy Day By My Friend Canadian ‘Nancy’, An Expert On This Matter.
.by Anura Guruge
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.
The annual event of national Remembrance of those who lost their lives in the service of our country and others in the Empire group, is based on the date the Armistice was achieved in the World War of 1914-8. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
In ’18, there was naturally national rejoicing at achieving victory. But in 1919 we were reminded of the cost to our families of sons, fathers, brothers, husbands and some women in the Nursing service.
The imagery of the hugely poignant Canadian battlefield was with us since 1915.
Turning this flower into a lapel device to be handed out as a fundraiser for French orphanage support came here from Madame Anna Guerin. She got support in the US but was sabatoged by the major returned soldier group deciding the flower was ‘too foreign’ and such nonsense.
So she focused on a long time Great War ally in that war, the Dominion of Canada. That Thunder Bay plaque documents this. They shared the profits for her children’s work overseas and their need for fund to help needy war vets here.
She goes to the UK with her concept and Douglas Haig, 1st Earl of Haig, backs the idea, as do other Dominions. 1921
Soon, her financial goal reached here, Mme. Guerin returned to her country but her little fabric device has caught on, and returned soldiers here are commissioned to make them. Mid 20s the Legion clubs have
a monopoly on production and profits but many civilian volunteers distribute them.
Armistice Day is renamed Remembrance Day.
More recently veteran groups start crowding the occasion, confusing their role in collecting money and benefitting from it, with the civilian/family-oriented intent of remembering the names of our lost men and women. This is the last batch of the mid 20th century returnees.
Almost every family living here in Canada since c. 1900 was touch by WWs.
Many had just emigrated, then joined up to go overseas in our uniform to fight on the side of their homeland, large UK.
‘Poppy Day’ in my experience died out when the fundraising period was extended beyond this one blitz day, after WW2.
November 11 would still stand if the device were not worn, and the empire-adopted Poppy imagery means War Dead, Fallen.
It’s been converted by the charities to meaning themselves, lucky fast-passing survivors, desperately reminding people of the early 20th century wars where they served in foreign fields, and those who seek power and better benefits.
Alton, NH Property Tax Rate Yet To Be Set (They Tell Me). Bills ‘November 12’ So Payments (If You Pay) Not Till At Least December 12, 2013.
.by Anura Guruge
1/ Alton payments … Dec. 2013 — Oct. 24, 2013.
2/ NH property tax rates for 2013 delayed — Oct. 3, 2013.
3/ N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rates … — Sep. 2, 2013.
4/ New Hampshire 2012 – 2013 Property Tax Rates Spreadsheet
>> — Nov. 26, 2012.
5/ Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! — Nov. 26, 2012.
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On October 23 I was told ‘next week’.
Yesterday was ‘next week’. Town Hall was open for Halloween — which in its self was scary. I also wanted to get out of the rain. So, I went to see the Tax Collector and told her to SCARE ME. She didn’t get it. I had to explain. Scare me by giving me the new TAX RATE.
She tells me she doesn’t have it! What can I say.
Said I would get my bill on November 12. I goofed, because I was surprised (and also soaked from the rain). Didn’t clarify whether that was when they were being mailed or when they would appear in my mailbox. Not that it matters much. We are probably talking 2 days, max., given that it is local.
So, if we work off November 12, payments will not be due till December 12.
I just checked. That would be EARLY. Last year it was 12/17. Year before 12/27.
I guess it was because I was told, way back in July, that this year it was going to be ‘early’.
I will keep you posted, IF I get any new information.