By Samuel F. Pickering
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Mr. Legg," he said, "it's good to see you looking so hale and hearty. I want to know about Amon and Lusk. " Few members of my family have been involved in things political. Whether concern over character or distrust of partisanship has kept us far from ballot and position, I am uncertain. Whatever the truth, Page 2 however, the only Pickering to hold public office was appointed. In 188182 my great grandfather William Blackstone Pickering was chief clerk of the Tennessee legislature. About the same time another great grandfather "Bud" Griffin was killed in a brawl in Franklin, Tennessee.
We said we were pleased with the schooling our children were receiving, adding "We want to serve a town we like. " And that, I must admit, was all of that. We might have said more if we stood a better chance in the election. In Mansfield, however, there were twenty-nine hundred registered Democrats and fifteen hundred registered Republicans. Because of the rule granting representation to the minority party, either my running mate or I would be elected. A high school teacher, advisor to the Cub Scouts, and head of adult education in the largest church in Mansfield, my running mate was certain to win.
Like camelias summer dreams are too fragile for chill autumn. Aside from the kitchen with the wood stove, the house in Nova Scotia is unheated, and by October Vicki and I are back in Connecticut, arguing over how high to set the thermostat. Of course my vision of the past is sentimental. Blight never strikes my potatoes, and the Colorado beetle hasn't hoisted itself out of primordial slime. Still, the stuff of ordinary existence, its potatoes and pumpkins, are not only a means to but also the furnishings of originality.