As much as I know about Thomas, I long to know more. For instance,
- Since he died of cirrhosis of the liver, was he an alcoholic? How did drinking impact his life or the lives of those around him?
- He was growing award-winning potatoes a year before his death. How long before his death were his physical abilities impacted?
- How did he feel about his son-in-law, John Cronin, husband of his daughter, Lucy?
- Did his younger children have positive relationships with his grandchildren who were close in age?
- What gave him his greatest joy -- wife, children, grandchildren, friendships?