Category Archives: Humor

New Hampshire Tidbits: Beware the Little Red Devil in the Tree Above

Depending on where you live in the United States you may call these furry creatures: tiny beasts, chickarees, fairy diddles, cute, squacks, pests, little red devils, pine squirrels, red squirrels, or even Tamiasciurus hudsonicus if you are the brainy sort. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Wow–Palindrome Dates To Notice in 2021

Wow. We were probably all so busy taking in the Inaugural Day events and performances that we didn’t even notice that the date  (1-20-21) was a five-digit palindrome. (A palindrome is a set of numbers or letters that read the … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago: The Art of Driving a Motorcycle

Even before World War I the motorcycle was used by both sides during the Mexican War. General Pershing was a big fan of the vehicle, and they soon became a substitute for horses during WWI. The Indian and the Harley … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Drought History

A drought, such as the one in New Hampshire in 2020, is not a new thing for us. The Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics, Portsmouth NH of `10 October 1829 reported: “Drought–severe drought has lately prevailed in various parts … Continue reading

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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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