Seek a Friend

When commentator Howard Coffin attended a college soccer game recently and saw freshmen just beginning the fall semester, he was reminded of his own arrival on campus in 1960.

Gilford’s Room

The visit of a restored World War Two B-17 to the Montpelier area on a recent morning, reminded commentator Howard Coffin of a Vermonter who was lost in the air war over Europe.


Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and commentator Howard Coffin plans to spend the day in the historic town of Plymouth, where the 4th has special significance. Here’s a preview of the speech he’s preparing for the occasion.

Book Fair Letter

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, and it was first observed on May 30th, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Recently commentator Howard Coffin came across a letter that reminded him of those origins.