He drank a lot of beer…I mean, a lot! He smoked up to 3 packs of cigarettes a day. He tried smoking pot. He was hot headed and impulsive. He laughed til he started to squeal and cough. He liked fast cars, had a bunch of different cars over the years and was pretty much an expert in antique ones.
Elmira proudly boasts of its connection to Mark Twain. Not only is he buried there, but his wife, Olivia Langdon, was born there in 1845 and they were married there on February 2, 1870.