Thursday, July 1, 2010

Live Long and Prosper

Darwin R. Martin, son of Darwin D. and Isabelle Martin, had a way with a colorful phrase.  His brief, unpublished memoir, passed down to us via his nephew, Darwin Martin Foster, is replete with idiomatic gems that read like bits of a vaudeville routine.  Here's how he describes his outlook on life, in the introduction to his biographical sketch:

Looking back on it all, I think I have had a very full and unusually interesting past and, since I hope to be shot by a jealous husband in 2008, I look forward to an equally exciting future.  

Darwin R. didn't get his wish - he died in 1979.  He wasn't gunned down by a jealous husband, but if his writing is any indication, he left 'em laughing...

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