“Et in Arcadia Ego” bench in Abbo’s Alley



Given by Friends and Classmate to Celebrate

Our Friendship with

Thomas Carleton Ward C ’69

August 3, 1947- June 30, 1997

Quick Bring a Beaker of Wine

So That I May Wet My Mind

And Say Something Clever

From Mary Margaret Roberts (February 9, 2013):

TC was a great wit with a very dry sense of humor, thus the Aristophanes quotation on the bench he often recited. One of his favorite comments to make was “e pluribus unum” said very slowly and with a sigh as he peered over the top of his horn rimmed glasses whenever he witnessed someone doing something particularly distasteful or particularly stupid. Discussions of Mississippi politicians often ended with “e pluribus unum.” There is no question that Honey Boo Boo would merit an “e pluribus unum” comment. When he called me, he always began the conversation with, “MM, TC, quelle surprise.” Clearly, I have more to tell about TC than about his bench. I will have to tell TC’s mama, my great aunt, that the bench has an admirer. She will be pleased.

About Uncomely and Broken

I am a classicist in Sewanee, Tennessee.
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