Hilary and I went to a wonderful event last night…held appropriately at The Century Association, a fancy club. My much loved legal mentor, S. Hazard Gillespie, turned 100 in front of a crowd of 120 or so…lovely night. He has always been part of the story in the YNY saga (he’s mentioned in the book and has done much to inspire it). He is not a kid, obviously, but he is still very much himself.
Old chaps are always being asked the secret of their longevity: I would say that his is a relentless passion. He has always cared like crazy about whatever he was doing. A rare gift for passion. Nice.