#28daysoftshirts – Day 3 Latin on Superbowl Sunday

New family motto?

“It is better to know useless things than to know nothing at all.” – Seneca

My parents had these shirts made for our family about ten years ago, on the occasion when my little brother graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Classics. He’d offered to do the graduation address in traditional Latin (they declined). I was smug about the fact he’d found a more useless degree than mine (Medieval Studies & English double major) until he went to seminary and it turned out to be useful. Jerk.

I thought I still had a Red Sox Championship t-shirt somewhere in my collection (vintage 2013), but it appears to either have been entirely lost in the bottom of my drawer, or purged in the move. I was surprised to discover I did not have a single appropriate shirt to wear in order to watch the New England Patriots play in the Super Bowl tonight. The closest I could get were a pair of shirts that are running focused. But instead I decided to wear the shirt that was least Super Bowly. Well, kind of – depending on whether you consider football knowledge to be a useless thing.

Color: Blue
Fabric: Stiff
Front Text: SATIUS ES SUPERVACUA SCIRE QUAM NIHIL. -Seneca
Circa 2007

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

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