HUNTINGTON – As Town Meeting Day approaches, residents all over the state of Vermont are gearing up to get cantankerous with their neighbors, many of whom they haven’t seen since the weather turned in October and the snow began to fall. Although the snow shows no signs up letting up, Vermonters will gather among their communities tomorrow to argue with each other about the little things that make life worth arguing about.
“I gotta tell you, I look forward to this day every year, and this year more’n most I guess,” said Huntington resident Saul Etude. “It’s been a long, cold winter, and I haven’t seen Fred in, oh, morna coupla months now. Fred lives across the way there, an’ the leaves from his oak’a been blowin’ into my yard for years. I do make a point to tell him every time I see him, and I expect I’ll bring it up Tuesday. Lookin’ forward to it, as I said.”
We were unable to get in touch with Fred for comment, but we did hear from Fred’s wife, who told us that Saul still hasn’t returned their 9×13 baking dish that was left at a dinner party 6 years ago, and she is considering asking the town to help her get it back. “We’ll see how the meetin’ goes,” she said.
Other topics that are on the docket for potential discussion include adding a new speed limit sign on Stagecoach Road to make Jerry drive a damn fine bit slower, and redrawing various property lines so that Marie knows where her golldang dogs are allowed to be.
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