The Maynard Gang

This week’s column will conclude our study of the sayings of our ancestors. Both local profundities and centuries old sayings of the advancing Upland South frontier will be included. I am in deep contemplation as to the subject matter of upcoming literary efforts. At this point, the leading contenders are a Biblical exploration of the symbolism of priesthood of Melchizidek and a psycho-analytical study of the mind of Donald John Trump.

My grandfather, Jake Condict, was one of Ingram Township’s premier characters. When any of our outdoor enterprises was threatened by rain, he would offer a signature utterance, “Well boys, one wettin is better than two greasins.” The saying is rooted in the laziness of fellows who would soak their wagon hubs in the creek rather than undergo the labor of greasing them.


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