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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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