29 Jun '12, 7pm

What’s All This Widlar Stuff, Anyhow?--Check out this classic Pease column from '91.

First published in the July 25, 1991 issue When we got the word that Bob Widlar had passed away on February 27, 1991 at the young age of 53 (heck, I’ll be up there in a couple years, if I’m lucky…), we all began to bring out stories about things Widlar had done. There are lots of good Widlar stories, and many of them have been printed recently. I will just try to tell here the ones that nobody else has told. First of all, Widlar did not bring in a goat to chew down the unmowed lawns at National (when the pay to the gardeners was cut back). That would be absurd. Widlar would not do that. What he brought in was a sheep . I can prove it, because Fran Hoffart showed me a picture of the sheep. Widlar brought the sheep in the backseat of his Mercedes-Benz convertible. That would be nice to document with a photo, but Fran didn’t get a photo of the sheep’s arrival. However, Bob Do...

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