Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Take Two! A Replacement Weathervane

It's Weathervane Wednesday!

I post a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #272?  Scroll down to find the answer.

In 2012 I published a "Weathervane Wednesday" of this weather vane, but it looked like this:

It appears that sometime in the last few years the Friendly's on South Willow Street in Manchester, New Hampshire replaced their old, familiar weather vane with the cursive letter "F" for a simple outline of an ice cream cone.  I don't want to appear cynical, but as a historian and as a genealogist who deals with handwriting, and a lot of old fashioned handwriting from generations past, is this due to the fact that handwriting is not taught in school anymore?   Don't children recognize the letter "F" for "Friendy's" or do they need the obvious ice cream cone?

To see my original 2012 "Weathervane Wednesday" post, click here:

Click here to see the entire series of Weathervane Wednesday posts!


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Take Two!  A Replacement Weathervane", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 17, 2016,  (  accessed [access date]).

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