Letters to the Editor
On a century of Abenaqui, Polly's Porch - attic trunk, cook'n stemas, continued coverage of the CCRC saga and felled trees...
On The evolution of Abenaqui: Century-long saga
What a wonderful article. Well written. Reference the 1982-1984 purchase of the Abenaqui Country Club from a small group, Peter Fuller was the major stockholder and held all the cards. I believe they all should get the recognition.
Elaine Webb, Rye, N.H.,
Author’s note: Regarding my story about the evolution of Abenaqui, I neglected to include that Elaine Webb, club manager since 1986, actually began work for Abenaqui seven years earlier. She is a 27-year veteran of service to the club.
Hank McFarland, Rye Reflections
On Polly’s Porch/Concord—The attic trunk
I am the twin sister of Trisha Gallgher Boisvert who has been staying on Concord Point for a few weeks this summer. My parents and I were lucky enough to be their guests. We try to stay here as often as we can. We love the coziness and neighborly feel of this little peninsula.
Trisha told me about your website. Polly’s article on the trunks was really interesting and well done. It will be nice to have a connection to Rye when I head back to Manhattan to return to work.
My best wishes and thanks for sharing your memories. Thanks also to the other writers/contributors for sharing a “slice of Rye” for those of us who dream about being here when we’re far away.
Michele Gallagher, New York, N.Y.
On Cook’n & Crack’n your own New England lobster June issue
Nevah mind all that boilin watah. It’s much quickah ta just dump the stemas inta a big pot an powah ‘bout a half a bottle a’ beeah ovah tha top- an put a big fire undah tha pot. That’l make enuf steam to make em sweat. When they do, their own juices will be let out. This will boil to tha top o’ tha pot sumpthin fierce and when it lifts tha lid off, take a peek an see if they’s smilin at ya. Ifn they are all open and relaxed, they’r done. Eat em now.
Henry Szostek, Prides Crossing, Mass
On Rye Reflections
Summers at Rye North Beach were truly the most special times of my life.
I’ve so enjoyed reading "Rye Reflections" over the past year, renewing old memories and keeping abreast of new happenings.
Silvia Barger, Long Beach, Calif.
Silvia has a two-part series about her childhood memories starting with the September issue.
On Continuing Care Retirement Community
Thank you for your superior coverage of the CCRC saga.
Tom Argue, Somersworth, N.H.
On Felled trees trap ambulance during rip snorter
I just saw your “Felled Trees” and can only say WOW! Also, I’ve mentally given you a Noble Prize (yes, “noble”) for the picture titles. Clever!
Natalie Thompson, Melrose Mirror, Melrose, Mass.
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