Thursday, August 10, 2017
I was deeply saddened to read that F. Lee Bailey, the famous defense attorney, is nearly broke and working over a hair salon. Why do I care? you might ask. Because F. Lee Bailey was one of my classmates at Harvard in the early '50s. I never knew Bailey, of course. Nor did I know Ted Kennedy or John Updike, also my classmates. [I did actually know Wally Gilbert, who went on to win a Nobel Prize.] Bailey never graduated. He left after two years to join the Air Force [it was during the Korean War.] All of this was more than sixty-five years ago, and I could probably get away with claiming that I knew them all, but to quote Richard Nixon, "that would be wrong."