Category Archives: Humor

Poem: The Thanksgiving Dinner by Laura Garland Carr

Old Farmer Humpkins gathered his pumpkins Into a heap by the banks of a river. Chanticleer Dorking that way was stalking Like a drum-major, with plumes all a-quiver. Through corn-stalk thickets, scaring the crickets, Twenty fine biddies were following after; … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Muffler

Before the automobile was invented, the term muffler was an entirely different item than a metal tail pipe. It  was, instead, an object of clothing, worn to keep dust, dirt, or the extremes of sun and cold from the mouth … Continue reading

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10 Ways Marketers are Making you Addicted to Genealogy

What better way to start a blog post about click-bait than by creating one? The title of this post is a lie, of course. A click-bait title is melodramatic, sensational, excessive, and shocking. It draws on your guilt or your … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Rock Profile: The Watcher aka Old Woman of the Notch

New Hampshire rocks are often like the clouds in its skies–if you stare at them long enough they start to look like something else.  She has been known by several names: The Watcher, the Old Woman of the Notch, the … Continue reading

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New Boston New Hampshire’s Famous “Frog Rock”

Is the Frog Rock famous, infamous or not famous at all? How many people nowadays even know about it? Is it located in New Boston, or Mont Vernon, or both places? Does the rock even look like a frog? Lets … Continue reading

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