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Collis Morgan Hardenbergh , born 20-V-1912, died
Other pages: Jan's Dad, Rhomboid & Dome, the Wake, Index
These are some of the saying that us "precious cargo"
collected in November of 2002.
"I'm Mr. Slow and Steady."
"Write it down!"
"Look it up!"
"You are the greatest, kid!"
"Never ruin a good story with facts."
"Plan ahead; don't plan ahead; it's all the same."
"It's be yoo ti ful"
"Patronize your neighbors." (On spending money in your neighborhood.)
"I'm always right and I never lie."
"I'm one up." (On keeping score in conversations.)
"Precious Cargo! You're driving precious cargo." (Drive defensively)
"Kids, this is the last time we'll all be together."
(Any full nuclear family gathering after 1965.)
"Take the professors, not the courses." (Advice for the college-bound.)
"Let's see if we can't make it a horse race."
"We're rich, kids."
"Always got money for books."
"What makes you get out of bed in the morning?"
"What do you live for?"
"Who will be the last one hanging on to the log?"
"Don't say, 'what' to me!" (Inveighing against a lazy listener.)
"You're not lazy, Collis, you just need something interesting to do."
(C3 quoting Gramps
"I never go back but the next line I draw is gonna be perfect."
(To Andrew moaning
about a line lousily drawn.)
"Use it up, wear it out, throw it away, do without."
(Andrew's version of C3's version of Granny's different version.)
"I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what you don't
understand is that what I said is not what I meant" (Attributed by C3 to
"I wouldn't have a dog like that in the house." (When he farted.)
"Simplicate and add more lightness" (Quoting Bucky Fuller)
"All I want is a clean, well-lighted space."
(On architecture, after Hemingway)
"50,000 frenchmen walked the streets of Paris because their fathers
didn't lead trumps."
"Give me a lever and I will move the world. . . .And a place to stand."
"A flowing substance encountering constriction will gather velocity in inverse
proportion to the size of the opening." (Bernoulli, is this Collis?)
"My wants are simple, all I want is the best." (Nancy, quoting Winston Churchill)
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