I must be old if my children's friends are running for office.
Trevis Knapp who is a senior at the University of Maine at Farmington is running for State Reprsentative as an independent. He dropped off a sign today and even put it in the ground.
Of course, Trevis reminds me of a story.
One year Molly and Sara decided to have the "Rockingest New Year's Party that Dixfield had ever seen." They planned all sorts of activities--I think the theme was pirates but there were lots of other themes thrown in. They had an apple bobbing contest, a unicorn pinata, a free-style rap contest, a dance contest and a ball drop from the upstairs bathroom window at midnight. At the time they were all older teenagers ranging from junior in high school to sophomore in college.
I was confined to my room for the duration of the party (at my own request) but did come out to witness the ball drop.
After the ball drop, I went back into my room and picked up my book to read wondering when the party would break up and how long it would take me to clean up the mess the next day.
In mid-wonder, I heard Trevis say, "OK, let's clean up now." The next things I heard were dishes getting washed and the vacuum cleaner running.
Trevis won me over at that moment with his leadership skills and value-based judgment. He can put a sign in my yard any time, I don't really care where he stands on budget deficits and Roe v. Wade--he cleaned up my house at midnight after a party.