kk in New Hampshire - page 3
- Yankee Magazine - after 'retiring' from my career as a folk singer i had various
means of gainful employment during my NH stay. first, as a 'maintainance specialist' at Yankee Magazine, a New England
institution based in Dublin NH, where i lived for a time at the home of its founder's widow, Beatrice Sagendorph.
Bea lived in the big house. her dead husband Rob was banished to his 'studio' :)
it was a nice location. here are several pics from the hilltop up the road.
across from this
seen better here nice location ! ( the future Kardt
'summer residence' was just up the road, too.- see NH pg 2 ) here's a picture of our front yard taken years later, where a tornado destroyed a 30 ft
Ponderosa pine tree. i was at home with the cat when it came by. snapped that tree like a toothpick, something like the rest of my NH dream. only
the stump remains today.
my accomodations weren't alway quite so luxurious. here's the 'Gulch',
where i camped with my friend, Fred Kramer in 1979. it's fixed up
nicely now - gentrified. at the time it looked more like it's proprietor does today. here's Fred.
Jobs: the Christian Science Church, Peterborough, NH - i worked there first as a
vocal soloist and then as their orgainst. i got the job courtesy of Carolina Edwards
pictured with me here.
jobs : New Hampshire Dance Institute - later i worked as accompanist for a
dance program in the Monadnock region schools. in my final year, before leavin NH i wrote and original show for the kids based on the life Thom.
Edison. my is in the middle :) his lightbulb.
Jobs: a Texas Swing band - in 1987 - i sold my piano and bought a synthesizer. pretty soon i was ready to 'play out'. 1990 - 91.
it was both fun and frustrating to play with children. :)) but i got into it
New Hampshire: then and now. my old haunt, in p'boro, back when i looked like
this - and now, when i looked like this on a recent visit to the 'cheese shop'
around the corner. the maple tree in front of Willard Ricardson's
farm house has changed too - along with everything else.