Hillsborough Morning

My daughter is visiting this weekend.  She’s busy being a scientist during the week, but able to visit me during the weekends.

The new old house is still under renovation, so I’m staying at the small cabin on Lake Franklin Pierce.  This morning we went out shopping.  We needed children’s toys for gifts, and so we went to Village Discount.  Village Discount is Hillsborough’s version of Wal Mart.  It has everything you could need, and more.  The “and more” part is what makes shopping fun.

While I own a jackalope, the Horned Owl is native to New Hampshire.  I need to get one of these.

While I own a jackalope, the Horned Owl is native to New Hampshire. I need to get one of these.

While interesting wildlife is a feature of the store, you can also purchase what is needed to catch the wildlife.  Pink is popular with girls as always, but I say, “Buy your son a pink gun if that is what he wants!”

Big net or big pink gun, gotta catch them all!  No clue what the huge fishing lure is supposed to catch.

Big net or big pink gun, gotta catch them all! No clue what the huge fishing lure is supposed to catch.

This flag is meant for friendly pirates.  Pacifist Pirates?  Perhaps pirates that would carry pink guns and keep a Horny Owl as a pet?

Not all pirates are dangerous.

Not all pirates are dangerous.

I will say that as we were checked out by a lovely older woman, she said “Have a nice day, if you can that is….” She said this in a sort of grave keeper kind of whisper that will serve her all when she is handing out Halloween candy.  I know I was taking some photos, and laughing at the Horny Owl, but she wasn’t saying this to be mean.  She was “… if you CAN…”  in the best fortune teller witch voice I’ve ever heard outside of Haunted House tour.  I’m going to spend the rest of today hiding under the bed to be safe.  I’m a skeptic, but I don’t take chances.

Among the selections, this shirt which shows why NH will never have a sales or income tax.  We just don't do it.

Among the selections, this shirt which shows why NH will never have a sales or income tax. We just don’t do it.

This shirt shows what happens to you when you move to New Hampshire.  I’m a liberal, even so  I wouldn’t vote for anyone wanting a sales or income tax for the state.

Any candidates have to swear  before running for office that they will introduce no new taxes.  It’s called “The Pledge”.  You can’t run for dog catcher and not take “The Pledge”.  I think it’s something in the water, but you become a NO NEW TAXES liberal within weeks of living in New Hampshire.  Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Breatharian, Socialist, Communist and Alien Warrior party candidates all agree, no sales or income tax ever.  I can’t explain it but the state runs pretty well just with property tax (don’t ask about property taxes!) and also everyone in the nearby states and Canada comes to shop.  That is the real trick of how New Hampshire gets away with limited taxes.

As part of the Live Free or Die tradition, there is a raffle for some really nice guns.  You do have to pass a background check.

As part of the Live Free or Die tradition, there is a raffle for some really nice guns. You do have to pass a background check.

A lovely morning, and children’s toys were purchased.  Not pink guns or guns of any sort.  We both decided on really nice puzzles for the children’s gifts.

Hopefully the day will remain NICE, I think I can manage that with a lovely breeze blowing and watching people kayak and swim in the lake.  On the drive back we also found that dogs will be dogs everywhere…which also made this day even nicer.

A visiting dog from Maine, shows us dogs from every state behave the same way!

A visiting dog from Maine, shows us dogs from every state behave the same way!



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