Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Things I didn't know about my dad.

posted by The Vidiot @ 2:25 PM Permalink

It's sucks that he's dead 'cause I'd sure like to ask him about this. My mom recently circulated an email around her aging hippie friends, reminiscing about the Vietnam war and the way they protested. My dad, at the time, was bursar of a university in Ohio.
Stu kept the FBI at bay when they wanted to snoop into faculty files so "radical subversives" could be fired. He saved a lot of jobs for guys, including my husband at the time. Stu [didn't tell you because he] probably wanted to protect you and not have you worry about him getting fired. It was very ballsey of him, because as Bursar, he knew when the FBI was on campus so our friends and the handful of faculty who actively opposed the war would be forewarned and not make speeches 'inciting' the students.
And you can be sure the FBI didn't know he was screwing with them. He was so damn affable, they probably didn't have a clue.

Cool to find out just how much dad rocked.

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At 4:17 PM, Blogger Bill Arnett said...

Indeed it is, sir, indeed it is. Your dad certainly helped many people and he did so with no thought of reward or thanks or even telling anyone of his good deeds; the mark of a true gentleman (or gentlelady).


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