CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

October 6, 2013

Visiting the Portsmouth (NH) Athenaneum

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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Hugs for the volunteers at the Portsmouth Athenaeum
VISITING THE PORTSMOUTH ATHENAEUM
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

 “The high school yearbooks are on the shelf,” my husband Monte told me as I was talking to a volunteer at the Portsmouth Athenaeum about the house our family had watched being moved down the Piscataqua River in 1973.

“Pull the 1961 Yearbook. That’s the one that will include the members of the class I would have graduated with if I hadn’t moved away from here.

While he retrieved the volume I entered into a discussion with an Athenaeum volunteer about the house our family observed being floated down the Piscataqua River many years ago.

“I don’t think I ever knew the name of the house,” I said. “But I can date it because my daughter Sandy was three and my son was one-and-a-half.”

After much research she found the information.

“It was the Joshua Wentworth House,” she said. “It was moved to Strawberry Bank in 1963

Dorothy Briskay and my daughter Sandy enjoy the house move.

Dorothy Briskay and my daughter Sandy enjoy the house move.

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