Published 2:46 am Thursday, May 26, 2016


John and Pamela Roquemore spent Wednesday painting their picket fence. John said that he tried to talk passersby into painting the fence for him like Tom Sawyer, but said that none would take his offer. In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, after dirtying his clothes, Tom Sawyer is punished by having to whitewash the fence. During the course of his day, he ingeniously convinced his friends to trade small treasures to him for the privilege to do his work.