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Yankee Humor | How We Heat

Nov/Dec 2015


Yankee Humor | How We Heat
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It takes all kinds of folks to stay warm in New England. Take a humorous look at how we heat.

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Ken Sheldon


Ken Sheldon


Ken Sheldon was a pre-med art major at the University of New Hampshire. The medical schools of America were not amused. After college, he worked in a clinic for migrant farmworkers in California, where he learned to speak Spanish poorly, sang old union songs, and once gave César Chavez a cholera shot. He went on to become a writer, editor, cartoonist, actor, novelist, singer/songwriter, playwright, and humorist. His humor column “Only in New England” appears in every issue of Yankee Magazine. He performs as Fred Marple from the town of Frost Heaves, NH, and writes suspense fiction as Michael Manley.

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One Response to Yankee Humor | How We Heat

  1. Connie Stringfellow February 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    The last photo reminds me of the coal furnace that I use to feed. All those gauges and water temps. I do not remember it being so hard to burn as it was messy from coal dust. I survived as did half our neighborhood. Many athanks for the walk down memeory lane .

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