[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Twofer

  • From: "Veronica Caley" <molleo1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 19:54:13 -0400

Grant--married Mr. Dent's daughter (whose middle name was Boggs).

I wonder if she is an ancestor of Hale Boggs, Cokie Roberts' father.  Her 
mother was Lindy Boggs, ambassador to the Vatican a long time ago.

Veronica Caley

Milford, MI
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Ritchie 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 2:17 PM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Sunday Twofer

  mine's a pint
  gawan ask me what i did 
  mudded and plastered the 'ole bloomin' void 
  din i

  splash it on all ovah

  meanwhile where's the boss
  naffed off
  dun like the void 
  too mucky for a mucky muck
  wants to improve it wiv art
  'ere we are sweatin' buckets
  an' he's off inventin' the bloody noh play

  give a mason any day

  Four facts to consider when you get that Disneyland song, "It's a small 
world" stuck in your head:
  when you look him up on the web, President Grant measured five foot eight, 
and weighed one hundred and fifty pounds, but in Mark Perry's book "Grant and 
Twain," on entry into West Point the young man shrinks to one hundred and 
seventeen pounds--not a problem, older men get fat-- but a height of five foot 
  Two, Grant's real first name was Hiram.  The senator who recommended him to 
West Point shortened the name, and then added an S.
  Three it was Lincoln--tall guy--who recommended Pickett--whose wife said he 
was "of medium height"-- to West Point.
  Four it was Longstreet, six foot two and nearly twice as heavy as Perry's 
young Grant, who stood as best man when the tanner's son--Grant--married Mr. 
Dent's daughter (whose middle name was Boggs).
  Lagniappe--Grant and his wife are not actually buried, and she lies beside 
him in the mausoleum, (making a total population in the tomb of two) so the 
answer to Groucho's famous question has a bit of a twist to it, but finally of 
at least one thing we may be certain--the damn song's gone, right?

  David Ritchie,
  Portland, Oregon

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