CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

October 4, 2014

View New England By Its Signs

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

SIGNS FOUND IN NEW ENGLAND

The WordPress photo challenge for October 3, 2014, is signs.

To read the story behind the sign click on the link with the photo.

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Connecticut

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Massachusetts:

Photos of Cherished Relics

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Pine Grove Cemetery, Hampton, NH c. 1654:

Surfing at Hampton Beach (N. H.) With Hurricane Irene

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November 7, 2013

Haskell Free Library and Opera House a.k.a. Bibliothèque et salle d’opéra Haskell

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS is now located at Carolyn’s Online Magazine.

After reading about Haskel Free Library I invite you to visit the new site.

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CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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Hugs for the staff of Haskell Library and Opera House

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY AND OPERA HOUSE

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BIBLIOTHÈQUE ET SALLE D’OPÉRA HASKELL

Crossing the Canadian-USA Border Without a Passport

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TWO RIDDLES

Where in the United States is there a library without any books?

Where in the United States is there a theater without a stage?

The tales we heard about these riddles:

You must go to Derby Line, Vermont. It’s the furthest north you can go in the state. There is a library there but be careful. You must enter the correct door. If you don’t, the Border Patrol will get you, since the library there is in two countries—Canada and the United States. A squiggly line, following the actual border, crosses through the library.

The Border Patrol gives you freedom to cross into Canada and back into the United States inside the library. But if you exit the wrong door, watch out.

The tale above, told to us by a guest at a motel, is partly true. There is a library located in Derby Line, Vermont—and in Stanstead, Quebec, straddling the Canadian/United States border. Although the tale is rife with error, the fact that a structure encompasses two countries sounded intriguing to my husband Monte and me.

We were traveling through New England in September, 2013, when we heard about the Haskell Free Library and Opera House. We decided to detour an extra 50 or so miles to visit this library.

We made it to Derby Line on October 3rd and found a road blocked by large flower vases. And signs instructing us NOT to step beyond these floral decorations without going through customs, because the street on the other side of the planters was in Canada.

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The building was impressive. Welcome to the Haskell Library and (more…)

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