Monday, May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Observance 2017

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New Ipswich observed Memorial Day on May 21, 2017. The weather was beautiful and the black flies were tolerable. I attended the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

Smithville, New Ipswich

Once again Peter and Bonny-Jo Aho provided nissu, coffee and lemonadeat their home in Smithville, New Ipswich

Carl Toko, the governor of Smithville

The Somero brothers


Scout Leaders

The morning parade had a float

Lance makes a point

Ceremony at South Cemetery in Smithville

The National Anthem was sung acappella,


Decorating the waters while the Navy Hymn was played 

Ollie Niemi has been organizing this observance for 20 years.

The Veesers at the New Ipswich Congregational Church

Afternoon ceremony at Central Cemetery

Boots on the ground

Nice to see so many people watching the observance

We had a band for the afternoon parade

Great place to watch a parade

New Ipswich Fire Department

Salute for the fallen

John Veeser sings Amazing Grace

Charlie Saari give the invocation

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Leo V. Toko

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It was a wonderful Memorial Observation in New Ipswich, NH. Carl Toko shared a photo with me of the dedication of the flagpole that honors his dad in Smithville, NH. I've added it to this posting.

Flagpole in Smithville, NH.
Dedication of Leo V. Toko Memorial flagpole in Smithville. NH in May 1997.

Leo's son, Carl Toko.

Frye's Measure Mill

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The Daniel Cragin Mill, known today as the Frye's Measure Mill, is a historic watermill established in 1858. The mill is about three miles (5 km) west of the small town of Wilton in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. For over 150 years the mill's production has been unique woodenware and wooden boxes used for dry measuring boxes. Presently the mill's main production is Shaker-style pantry boxes and furniture pieces for the various Shaker communities and their museum gift shops. The mill was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1982. - Wikipedia

The mill is quite picturesque. I took this photo with an infrared converted camera.

Frye's Measure Mill

There are plans to open up other parts of the mill to the public such as this workshop. I plan to return at that time.

There is much to see in the many rooms

Apothecary Bottles

Nice place to sit, however the black flies were biting when I was there

Classic view of a historic mill

Another view