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March 6, 2014

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON - Smile! You’re not on candid camera, but the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club (AWCC) photo show is now displaying beautiful photography that you can smile at in our meeting room. Take a look around and be sure to vote for your favorite. No doubt that will be hard to chose, but it’s fun to cast a ballot for “The People’s Choice Award.” You may drop anytime we’re open, but please look at our schedule to be sure there isn’t a program scheduled for the meeting room as we don’t allow the interruption of meetings or special events taking place for browsing or voting. Voting for “The People’s Choice Award” will be from March 1st through March 12th. The Awards Ceremony will be on Sat., March 15, at 10:30 a.m.

Author Kevin Gardner describes the granite kiss as “that inevitable experience in stone work when a fingertip or two fails to escape the contact point between two large stones on the occasion of their first meeting.” Gardner distills 30 years of experience in building, restoring, and repairing traditional New England-style dry stone walls into principles and practices that are adaptable to a wide variety of designs and circumstances in his book, “The Granite Kiss”.

On March 18th, Kevin will explain how and why New England came to acquire these stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to our famous landscape.

Reserve Tues., March 18, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., in your schedule and listen to the tale of ‘the granite kiss’ and, along the way, Kevin will occupy himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by ‘The Atkinson Historical Society” and light refreshments will be served. This night will be New England at its finest. Don’t miss out.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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