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November 1, 2005 - It’s Fun to Believe in Ghosts

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NEW ENGLANDERS WANT to believe in ghosts — and we have so many of them — but we’re... Read More »

October 1, 2005 - So Who Was this “Molly Stark” Woman?

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THERE SEEM TO be certain New England legends that evolve out of no logical sequence of events at... Read More »

September 1, 2005 - The Best of New England — Plus a “Worst”

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IF I WERE TO compile a list of what I consider to be New England’s “bests,” I wouldn’t... Read More »

August 1, 2005 - Yankee Sentimentality

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ASKED SOME YEARS AGO by a Boston Globe reporter for his description of the “ideal wife,” Captain Eliot... Read More »

July 1, 2005 - Yes, Virginia, There Was a REAL Uncle Sam

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Oh, sure, people in the states of Delaware and Indiana still think Uncle Sam was a Sam Wilson,... Read More »

June 1, 2005 - New Englanders Don’t Really Believe in Bad Luck

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Superstitions are actually so deeply ingrained in New England character that we seldom recognize them — or, for... Read More »

May 1, 2005 - North, South and West of the Hub

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Boston is called Hub of the Universe. And that’s not a name given only in jest. As a... Read More »

April 1, 2005 - Vermont Isn’t Just a Geographic Area

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Being a Vermonter carries with it some heavy responsibilities. First of all, he/she must possess a great deal... Read More »

February 1, 2005 - More on New England Humor

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I love to recall in my mind some of the old stories and jokes I’ve known for years.... Read More »

January 1, 2005 - Speaking About Sex and Romance

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Here in New England, we don’t much want to talk about things in the area of sex and... Read More »

December 1, 2004 - Can New England Claim the First American Christmas Tree?

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Not long ago, while watching from my office window the fireman putting up lights on the town Christmas... Read More »

November 1, 2004 - Some Tall Tales are Almost True

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While rum and other spirits are widely consumed throughout New England today, the traditional New England drink is,... Read More »

October 1, 2004 - Confession of a “Yankee Moseyer”

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It was eight years after YANKEE Magazine’s “House for Sale” first appeared (in the April 1950 issue) that... Read More »

September 1, 2004 - Exploring a Few New England Oddities

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I couldn’t begin to list all the physical manifestations of famous legends that can be viewed in New... Read More »

August 1, 2004 - The Legend of the Sacred Cod. Or Haddock. Or Scrod?

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There is, of course, no such fish as “scrod” in New England waters or anywhere else. The term... Read More »

July 1, 2004 - Still An Incredible Story

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One hundred and eighty-five years ago next month, on August 12, 1819, the whaler Essex sailed out of... Read More »

June 1, 2004 - Thoughts On Ups and Downs and Overs and Outs

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The New England language is probably easier to learn than one of the numerous New England accents. But... Read More »

May 1, 2004 - Frankly, We’d Sooner Old

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In New England, old is good while new is, at best, suspect. For instance, in the vague but... Read More »

April 1, 2004 - About “Peepahs” and Peas

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Although March is my favorite month of the year — I’m told I’m in the minority on that... Read More »



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