Harville Mayor Resignation Announcement

Post date: May 14, 2015 10:4:59 AM

By Mollywobbles Puddingdale   To my dear fellow neighbours in the Southfarthing:

As some of you are aware, I have returned to The Shire after what was an unexpectedly long time away. I was aware that my health was declining and that it was becoming harder to do simple Hobbity things. I'm not one to confide in others so much - so kept my growing problems to myself. Other personal matters further complicated the situation. I should have said something to one of my Kinfolk - but was too embarrassed.

One of Miss Molly's hats       

It was in the middle of the night when I was in the worst pain that my Elf Guardians turned up at my former Harville) home in The Shire. They took one look at me and without consultation it was decided it was time for me to return to Rivendell and the masterful magic and tonics of Master Elrond and other esteemed folks there. I guess I must have looked awfully bad for them to do that the way they did - but that's Elves for you. I had no idea how bad off I was but Master Elrond was very cross that I had kept my poor health to myself for so long. It appears I have quite a few things wrong that are independent of each other - but together they make my life a misery. 

To that end, it is with regret that I have resigned my post as Mayor of Harville and vacated the former Mayor's Burrow at 4 Wending Way (well - it was foreclosed on, to be honest). Mayor Whitfoot, Leader of the Michel Delving & Southfarthing Council would like it to be known that he is accepting applications for the Mayor of Harville vacancy. Please be advised that the job no longer comes with the perks I was fortunate to enjoy until he decided there wasn't enough money in the town coffers for pie, cheese, ale and Old Toby. Candidates must be residents or Harville, or willing to relocate there at their own expense. You must have the ability to work independently and to multi-task. As the remunerations are non-existent - you will have to stick with your day job and balance the needs of the community. Of particular importance is keeping the Gazette up-to-date with all the goings-on in the village. This includes updating the Residents' list every 6-8 weeks. You MUST be a a friendly, outgoing sort who can look after residents and visitors alike.

Mayor Whitfoot was most disappointed in me - so you must be honest with yourself about your ability to take on all of the the responsibilities that go with the job. It was not easy establishing and developing a new village, but I am proud that I was able to do some good in that regard. 

I hope you will all accept my deepest, sincerest apologies for letting you down. Good luck to all who decide to apply. 

Warm Regards,

Mollywobbles Puddingdale.

Editor:  Dear Miss Mollywobbles,

I hope I can speak in name of all inhabitants of Harville as well as our other readers, when I thank you for all that you have done for the Harville community. You WERE the Harville community, more or less. I sincerely hope, that a new candidate Mayor will present her- or himself.

I don't think you can speak of personal failure, or of letting others down, when the things you want to achieve are prevented to happen because of illness and poor health. Those are not things happening as result of a free choice. They overwhelm you and there is just nothing you can do about it. Well, maybe not nothing: It is wise to seek the help of the healing elves. I truly hope they can help you ease the pain and inability that you are experiencing. It sure helped me.

I've offered to organise a "fare well" party now that you are resigning, to thank you for all you've done. But you modestly declined and we must respect that decision. I hope to see you often at Green Dragon Friday and other occasions again, where your purple appearance will brighten the room as you enter.

A heartfelt "thank you" and best wishes for you in the near and distant future! As our elven mentors say: "May there be light on your path!"