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Bobby Thomas '76

April 2024

Bobby wrote from Boston, “The spring is trying to get here. Today is Marathon Monday, a great event that really brings the city together. Polly and I both ran it, in different years, back in the 1980s; it still brings back great memories. Today as a spectator, it’s so fun to see this great stream of humanity running through a pipeline of more humanity cheering on the runners — the fast ones, the limping ones, the pretty ones, the ridiculously outfitted ones. Nothing quite like it.”

Bobby makes it back to Baltimore a little less these days, “as daughter Eliza, now 28, moved from Baltimore to San Diego for a master’s program at the Scripps Institution for a degree in marine biology. When I see her photos of daily sunset walks on the Pacific beaches, I wonder if we’ll get her back to the East Coast. Daughter Emma, now 33, finishes Harvard Divinity School next month, contemplates her next work move, and is marrying Aram Mitchell in August. He’s a great addition to the family.”

Now retired from full time work, Bobby teaches two courses at Boston University Law School, one on Whistleblower Law, and the other a seminar on Contemporary Issues of Constitutional Law. He’s active on several boards, particularly the Massachusetts chapter of the ACLU. “My addiction to tennis continues,” Bobby wrote, “as I’ve started playing in some senior USTA tournaments, something I hope will keep me moving — and suffering and smiling — as the years progress.”

reported by John Wharton '76


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