Old Man In A Padlock

When you hear the term “old man” you might think of an elderly man with white or no hair, a brittle body, or even a walker. I’m right there with you. But if you’re a New Hampshire native, it also reminds you of our state emblem. Located in Franconia, NH the old man was a…

Seeing all the Angles

It’s the early 1900s and folks newly exposed to automobiles and highway systems set out on cross-country journeys; some in search of a better life, others a wild adventure. You’re a shop owner or restaurateur hoping these folks will choose your goods above everyone else. Your advertising needs to be seen from highways and entice…

Carve Your Hearts Out

Halloween: our favorite holiday. A time when ghosts float, zombies crawl out of graves, and Jack O’Lanterns glow in windows and streets. Now a sugar-coated festival of costumes, tricks, and treats, Halloween dates back centuries. Originating as a Celtic festival, Samhain, the day ushered in the new year, when crops were harvested and the world…

Sandy Oddities

The beach is the place to be if you’re a fan of swimming, laying out, or even beach volleyball. The biggest thing for me when I was a kid was building sandcastles. The possibilities were endless. When I got bored I’d turn my dad into the sandcastle (when he’d let me). That’s why I get…