Record: Hi Roger.
Roger: I would like to state that I’ve never committed any indiscretions with Paula Jones. We’ve always maintained an honorable relationship.
Record: How long have you been in Williamstown?
Roger: I’ve worked here since 1971. I was born in North Adams and I’ve lived in this area my whole life.
Record: What changes have you noticed in Williamstown?
Roger: Well, the students seem to be getting younger. [Laughs] The students haven’t changed much, but their environment has. In the early seventies the students were much more politically active. Now, there aren’t any events that hit as close to home as Vietnam did back then. There used to be more protests and student activism.
Record: Have you always been involved in Williams athletics?
Roger: Yes, actually I’m going to the hockey game tonight. It’s fun to watch the kids you know. The swim team used to come in and get their heads shaved before New Englands, and the football team walks up Spring Street after they beat Amherst. Back when I was in a different location, the marching band would march through my shop on the way to football games. They’d come in the front door and out the back.
Record: Why have you stayed in Williamstown?
Roger: I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I love talking with the students. It’s eternal youth. I guess I live vicariously through them
Record: Who’s going to win the Super Bowl?
Roger: Green Bay, it won’t be close. The spread is 13 points. The Packers will win by 13 on the nose, you never bet against the bookies. You can quote the barbershop on that one.
Record: Thanks for the haircut. It looks great.