I’ve been on the road promoting my new book, "Moved and Seconded: NH Town Meeting."
The more stories I tell about town meeting, the more I get.
Richard Frizelle, who grew up in Stark, attended his first town meeting in eighth grade. All the eighth graders had to go and then write a report. This was in 1957.
The moderator, he recalled, was a man named R.D. Stone, who always looked like he could use a hair cut. At that particular meeting, old timer Arthur Parks made a motion: To raise and appropriate $5 so the moderator can get a hair cut.
Richard didn’t say if the motion passed or not. Probably wouldn’t have been legal anyway, if he hadn’t been previously posted on the warrant.
Still, it’s the thought that counts.