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March 13, 2004

Travel Day

Wow! That's the first time I've failed to post on a weekday in many months. It's just a sign of how weird things are in my life.

I seem to have moved into the season where I am on the road on many weekends. This week it's off to NH to attend the Nottingham Town Meeting, then on to Vermont for a day with my brother and his family.

Posted by jghiii at March 13, 2004 12:41 PM
Posted by: MGA on March 14, 2004 11:45 PM

So What is Nottingham up to these days?

Posted by: Jo Ann on March 15, 2004 04:39 AM

Okay, Jack... what am I missing here?

Is the Nottingham Town Meeting like a "Town Hall Meeting"? Why would you drive up to NH to go to a town hall meeting for a town you don't live in? Aren't you in Boston now? And didn't you live in Portsmouth, when you were in NH? And even if you did live in Nottingham, or your family or friends do, why are you going to their town meeting?

I never go to town meetings, am I a bad citizen? Are you going to every town's town meeting? Wow. No wonder your life is crazy now... you're dealing with the business of every town in New England!

That just can't be it. I must be missing the concept here...
Jack, what is it about this Nottingham Town Meeting that you just had to be there? Were we all supposed to be there?

Posted by: sherman on March 15, 2004 01:51 PM

Didn't you ever read any Stephen King? Town meetings in backward New Hampshire and Maine locations is where the townsfolk all get together and determine who will be branded as a witch, and who's baby will be sacrificed for the fall harvest.

Then they all go out and stick faucets in the trees and eat maple syrup.

Posted by: Jo Ann on March 15, 2004 06:11 PM

Why read Stephen King? They always make his books into movies! BHAHAHAHA! I think I did read about that witch stuff in the Nancy Drew books, though. :-)

Anybody read Shirley Jackson's book "The Lottery"? Aww... scary! Do they do that in New England at these town meetings? Run, Jack, run away from there! They showed the movie "The Lottery" (see, all the good books become movies!) in my grade school. Seriously, 5th and 6th grade we watched that film! I think it traumatized us all... don't know how we ever played dodge ball again. Now, I know they show it in high school English classes, but we were like, way too young to be seeing that film!

I think my school was nuts. It was the early 70's and they were also showing us trippy LSD films to discourage drugs... those films must have made more kids try drugs than not! They were wild! The film would show a kid dropping acid and then look into a mirror and his face turned into a werewolf with all the wild colors in the background! Crazy effects, but they were really cool!

I also saw "Rosemary's Baby", is that what you're talking about, Sherm? That was New York City, not New England. Now, I did watch "Newhart" and I know that was Vermont! Larry, with his brother Darryl, and his other brother Darryl. I bet they were at the town meetings. Yep.

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