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What's in a Name? Nantucket Homes

This summer my family spent the week of July 4th on Nantucket (a small island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts), to get away from the Texas heat. Nantucket is a summer destination for many and a permanent residence for almost 11,000 people -- and lots and lots of dogs!! Particularly Goldendoodles. Instead of opting for a hotel, we rented a house in a charming neighborhood located approximately two miles from town (biking distance), and I loved walking around the streets at dusk to admire all the unpainted, gray shingled houses where American flags blew in the wind and vibrantly colored hydrangeas were in full bloom. As commonly seen with island homes, many people on Nantucket name their houses (usually found on a plaque above the front door) with puns having to do with the island's nicknames such as "Tucket" or ACK (Nantucket's airport code), or family names (3 V'S IN A POD), island things, financial innuendoes, careers, etc. Many of the names made me ch…

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