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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:21:39 -0800
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What a wonderful thought!  Thanks, Abe.
Arianne Laidlaw

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Robert E Stewart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Accepting the toast with a glass of Smithwick's Irish lager, I make a
> different tie between Twain and Lincoln.
> In appointing Sam Clemens' older brother Orion Clemens as Secretary of
> Nevada Territory in 1861, President Abraham Lincoln set in motion a series
> of
> events which led to Samuel L. Clemens developing into Mark Twain. Thus I
> consider Twain to be Abraham Lincoln's great gift to American Literature.
> Bob Stewart
> In a message dated 11/30/2012 12:17:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> I just  poured a neat little glass of Bushmill's Honey (A drink that Twain
> would  surely approve), and I am drinking a virtual toast with most of you
> for the  Lincoln of our literature, whose views are as relevant today as
> they were a  hundred years ago. Bottoms up!
> Terry Ballard
> Author and  Leisure Studies Manager
> Author of the book  "Google this"
> "My memory has a mind  of its own."

Arianne Laidlaw A '58