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My grandfather TW had a Maine manner of words – simplified, poetic, profound, wry, & self deprecating. He was a long time lawyer by trade and amongst his stores – I found a small black binder with entries in TWs fluid hand. It is a non-descript notebook & but from what I can discern – it is a veritable stream of consciousness, thoughts, and anecdotes neatly jotted, more than likely, during court time. I suspect, when one would observe our beloved counselor, it was assumed he was taking notes of great relevance to the case at hand, when in fact, it was everything from absurd comments uttered during trial, guiding principals of life, drafting jokes, commentary on Calvin Coolidge, to short missives and reflections on home.
Here I will endeavor to share some examples that exemplify his wit, wisdom and vibrant perspective.

The Humor of Simple Life

~ ” They’re running all the meat off those heifers trying to catch them.” ~ ” My doc has a green thumb. Everything he touches grows.” ~ “Dr. Prince. Confinement causes a speciality. Wood sawed at fifty cents per cord … Continue reading


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TW :: Wit & Wisdom

My grandfather, TW (Thomas W), had a Maine manner of words – simplified, youthful, poetic, insightful, profoundly wry, & self deprecating. He was a long time lawyer by trade and amongst his stores – I found a small black binder with entries in … Continue reading


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