Parts of New England ( and, I suspect, New York State and other places) are full of what are called "Swamp Yankees". Swamp Yankees uaually have some interesting family stories, but have gone to seed, as they say. They are the backbone and the bane of small town life.
I don’t know what everyone was getting so riled about. I’m a WASP, but not rich and I try to live by the old Yankee credo,’Live and Let Live’.
By the way, I want to stress I’m a Yankee, NOT a Yankee fan…