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No Goot! Its a New Hampshire Coot!

The Daily Herald newspaper of Provo Utah printed an interesting blurb on 19 February 1954: NO GOOT! BOSCAWEN, N.H. (UP) — James Lee, chief state research biologist, asked to identify a bird shot by a hunter, replied: “It’s a coot, … Continue reading

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Cow Concerns: Is Hotcha Music Bad for Bovine Health?

The federal department of agriculture has gravely suggested that those farmers who have installed radios in their barns to delight the livestock should tune in on softer gentler music. Cows give more milk when contented, it seems, and no cow … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Twenty-Five Words for Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart… Continue reading

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Up A New Hampshire Christmas Tree, by B. Elwin Sherman

Yes, it’s possible to celebrate Christmas somewhere other than New Hampshire.  I’ve done it, even once harking my heralding angels … Continue reading

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New Hampshire 1879 Fall Farm Notes. (A little fun, &c.)

I am sometimes asked about New Hampshire humor, and comment whether it differs at all from humor expressed by people living elsewhere. … Continue reading

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