Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jerry the Moocher

In the 1950's and 1960's my father worked as a security guard at MIT in Bldg 20, and I can still remember him telling stories about Dr. Lettvin. He found him to be quite a character just as you said with his appearance and the condition of his office. He often didn't have any money with him and would borrow money from my father for his lunch!

My father had so much respect for him, not because he was so brilliant, but because he treated everyone the same, whether it was the most distinguished member of the faculty or a security guard on the campus.

Mary Fitzgerald

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