by Anura Guruge
>> New Hampshire 2014 Foliage — Sep. 18, 2014.
>> N.H. Foliage … — Sep. 29, 2014.
>> N.H. Foliage … — Sep. 27, 2014.
>> Official foliage updater — Sep. 1, 2014.
>> Apple picking, N.H., 2014 — Sep 28., 2014.
>> Fall N.H. quintessential … — Sep. 29., 2014.
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In my honorary capacity as an official ‘Leaf Peeper‘
for the State partly because I am a
‘Granite State Ambassador‘ (GSA)
I have to submit two reports a week.
Though optional I include some pictures when I can.
The 4th pictures over the last 3 weeks.
Yes, it amuses me because I just got back into photography
after a 30 year hiatus, with a real cheap refurbished camera,
at the end of August.
Richard Leonard, N.H. Senate District 6 — A Very Insightful Article In The October 23, 2014, “The Baysider”.
by Anura Guruge
A very good and topical article. I knew much of this BUT it was good to read about it. I urge you all, IF you are N.H. District 6 voters to PLEASE check it out.
We need Richard Leonard in the N.H. Senate — seated alongside my other buddy Andrew Hosmer.
Vote for Richard Leonard
— or forever be square.
by Anura Guruge
a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”).
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As I have already noted “Remembrance Day” 2014 is going to be, alas, very poignant to the Canadians. I stand with them, shoulder-to-shoulder, this year. Canada has an unique standing when it comes to November 11 given the role that their citizens played in making this day STAND OUT. Thank YOU, Canada.
I started wearing my poppies on Thursday, October 23 — which coincided with the start of the ‘The Royal British Legion’ countdown.
I think it is a grand idea for Canadians to start wearing poppies now. When I wear mine this year I will think of YOU. Go for it, with PRIDE. Send pictures. I will post them here.
IF I can only get more Americans to follow this honorable and lovely tradition.
IF any Canadians actually see this, and per the stats provided to me by WordPress (and you can look at the ‘Flag Counter’ on the sidebar, right at the bottom), Canadians are my third best constituents next to my home countries of the U.S. & U.K. — I, please, need another Canadian poppy — PLEASE. I lost one last year. I was devastated.
Tom Montague, The Alton Man Saved By His 6-Year Old Granddaughter When A Tree Fell On Him, Works At The Post Office.
by Anura Guruge
Though an avid news junkie I really don’t watch that much WMUR. Most nights, around midnight I try to check WMUR online but I don’t do that religiously every night. So I had missed this story. Yes, thinking back I do remember ‘seeing’ a story about a tree falling on a man BUT I had not realized that it happened in Alton.
Tonight, prior to starting my 3rd shift (which goes on till past 1 am) I stayed a watched bit more TV (after the cricket) because there were so many ‘hot’ stories going on. Just before switching off I clicked on WMUR. They had just started the story about the 6-year old getting an award from Alton Fire. That got my attention. Then I saw her name. The ‘Montague’ rang a bell. Then when said Tom Montague and a few seconds later showed a picture of him I was SHOCKED.
He is my buddy from the Alton Post Office. The accident happened on Sunday, Oct. 5. I just checked my ‘diary’. I had seen him on Thursday, October 2nd. As usual we joshed. We kid each other. He is a real nice guy. A few years ago, on a cold, wintery Saturday ‘morning’, he gave us a jump-start outside the Post Office when the van died because the kids had left the radio on. That is Tom. Always so helpful.
I feel dreadful. He is badly hurt and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. I am going to call him this weekend. I hope he can talk. What a shame. I have a horrible feeling that I might never see him again behind the counter with his impish grin.
What he was doing pushing on 30′ trees is another issue.
Plus, the newscast about the Granddaughter’s award contained a very incongruous and I must confess, somewhat scary statement. Check it out. It said: “Jacey ran back to her house, which was locked. She used her nails to pick the lock and called 911.”
A six-year old using her nails to pick the lock? That in my mind raises so many questions ….
That all thing worries me too. If you have a lock that a six-year old can pick why bother to use it? I am not even going to ask how a 6 year old knew how to pick a lock?
What is key is that Tom gets better. Poor Tom.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 UPDATE.
I called up Dartmouth-Hitchcock around 3pm and got to speak to Tom (as well as his daughter). Tom sounded good and was cheerful. I didn’t talk long. His voice is different. I kidded him a bit, as I always do. Told him that his broken pelvic will definitely impact his sex life for a couple of weeks. That amused him — though, in reality, things are more serious than that.
On the TV report (above) the 6-year old plans to take her mum out for dinner with her $10 that she got from Alton Fire Dept. That was touching. I found out that she wants to take mum to Johnsons. I told her that I will take care of ‘that’ and make sure that her $10 will buy her and mum dinner. Least we can do — though I am sure many other have jumped in too.
Deanna found this picture on Facebook. I am republishing it here and I am sure that Colleen and Tom will not object. Notice that Tom looks good and is smiling.
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