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February 06, 2007

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Martin Langeland

Monroe Anderson's accident puts me in mind of Mark Twain's ruminations about the insurance industry in Hartford. (From a corrupt memory)
He told the story of one Millington G. Wheeler who worked in a carpet factory. One day Wheeler was daydreaming when the machinery made a snatch at him. He went meandering through the works until he was wove up into 9 yards of the finest 12 ply carpeting. His widow took the insurance money and bought a disused railroad tunel to lay him out flat. She couldn't stand the thought of him rolled up. Over the entrance she set: "To nine yards of the finest 12 ply carpeting containing the mortal remains of Milington G. Wheeler.

Go thou and do likewise."

--ml

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