Category Archives: Humor

A New Hampshire April Fool

Over the past 14 years I’ve written several stories about April Fools Day as it relates to New Hampshire and New England.  The custom of playing pranks was most certainly brought to New Hampshire by the first European colonists. A … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire Humor: Fake New Hampshire Towns

First things first. This is fake news. Not long ago a friend shared an old post from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency blog (of daily humor). It was a witty list of Fake Massachusetts Towns, by Michael Andour Brodeur, and includes places … Continue reading

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Old New Hampshire Recipes for the Holidays

Yes, it is that time of year once again.  The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays often mean you have a house full of guests.  Many decisions need to be made about what to feed them. If you are looking for some … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: The Geddes’ Great Pumpkin and Other Really Big Fruit

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history.” His words are the truth.  Starting from a pumpkin seed, every pumpkin plant grows into … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Beach Wagon

I was looking at some 1960-ish photographs today, a few showing my family’s pale yellow beach wagon parked in the driveway. BEACH WAGON was the local (New England) term for what most people then called a “Station Wagon” (or a … Continue reading

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