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Shark Teeth Pearly White | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “Shark Teeth Pearly White,” Yankee Magazine, June 2000. Captain Charlie Donilon is a whorl of energy in... Read More »

Skunk Cabbage | The First Flower of Spring

Skunk Cabbage | The First Flower of Spring

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She comes to breakfast at my mother-in-law’s house in Madison, Connecticut, almost every Sunday, and my children call... Read More »

Snow Emergency

Snow Emergency

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Excerpt from “Snow Emergency,” Yankee Magazine, January 1990. Snow has fallen, snow on snow: the words of the... Read More »

Spring Peepers | The Sound of Spring

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Excerpt from “The Sound of Spring,” Yankee Magazine, April 1984 In 1956, when I was nine years old, we... Read More »

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year |  A Cold Day for a Swim

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year | A Cold Day for a Swim

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They were stranded on a pile of rocks 200 yards from shore. The wind chill was 53 degrees... Read More »

Submarine Sandwiches | What’s in a Name?

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Everyone loves a title, everyone wants to be special, even entire communities. Take Groton and New London, Connecticut,... Read More »

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

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There are a number of theories as to the origin of the term “Swamp Yankees.” However, the correct... Read More »

The First Department Store Santa Claus

The First Department Store Santa Claus

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In the late 19th century, children saw drawings of Santa Claus in all the newspapers and in magazines.... Read More »

The Killing of Karen Wood | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “The Killing of Karen Wood,” Yankee Magazine November 1989 On the morning of November 15, 1988,... Read More »

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

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In 1882 the Barnum and Bailey Circus signed a new act for the sideshow. It was called the... Read More »

Titanic Survivor | Going Down with the Titanic in Third Class

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Excerpt from “Going Down with the Titanic in Third Class,” Yankee Magazine, September 1987. Very little was ever... Read More »

Too-Close Encounter with Moose

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Late in the afternoon on June 29, 2000, I joined a club that’s not as exclusive as you... Read More »

Wilderness Camps in Maine | An Allagash Love Story

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From Yankee July 1986 This is about a man called Nuge and his wife Patty and a tiny... Read More »

Worried About the Bird | Yankee Classic

Worried About the Bird | Yankee Classic

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The uncertainty that accompanies any major move in life is often expressed in odd ways. We’d barely moved... Read More »

Yankee Classic Article | Does Old Age Begin at Thirty?

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Not long ago one of our nation-wide questions was, “What are we going to do about the younger... Read More »

Yankee Classic | Bethlehem, NH: Perfect Christmas Trees

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For many years and many reasons, travelers have been drawn to Bethlehem, New Hampshire. This quiet vale at... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Guide to House Styles in New England

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Yankee Classic: June 1997 Whether they come as leaf peepers, antiques hunters, or Freedom Trailers, travelers in New... Read More »

YANKEE CLASSIC: House for Sale

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Yankee Classic from April, 1950. DEAR MANY READERS: Thanks for your letter. For some months now we have... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Let’s Give Boiled Dinner Its Due

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Yankee Classic: “Let’s Give Boiled Dinner Its Due,” Yankee Magazine, April 1986 When Grover Cleveland took over the... Read More »

Yankee Classic: The Battle Within

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“One thinks of the answer given by Audie Murphy to the question about how long it takes a... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Why We Still Love Rockwell

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This Yankee Classic is from February 1994. With something hawkish peeping from her buttony eyes, our tour guide... Read More »



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