"'Well, of course I can,'" Perry recalled Gamache saying. "She said, 'You tell me when you want me to get up.'"
The quirkiness of people like Gamache was what Perry said he misses most about his job as town historian.
Bernard Barber, who served as town supervisor during Perry's time in office, said he was very appreciative to be invited to the ceremony which officially marked the unveiling of the plaque in Perry's honor.
"It's seldom we get a chance to recognize a resident who's contributed as much to the town as Leo has," said Barber.
Though now a resident of Florida, Perry said he keeps Schuyler Falls and the North Country in his thoughts.
"I've been away for 15 years now, but I haven't been away from the history of the town of Schuyler Falls," said Perry. "I'm still very interested in it and I want to do all I can to help out."