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Thirsters to Celebrate the Life of Robert Bayard Textor

Thirsters to Celebrate the Life of Robert Bayard Textor

A note from the Textor family: ROBERT BAYARD TEXTOR, MARCH 13, 1923–JANUARY 3, 2013 Dear Thirsters in Residence and in Absentia, Many of you will already have heard the sad news that our father passed away in the early morning hours of January 3, 2013. Robert Bayard Textor was born, not so peacefully, in his parents’ bed in the middle of a Minnesota snowstorm; he died, peacefully, in his own bed, in the city he loved, full of excitement about the coming day’s “barn-burner” of a Thirster talk. In the interim, he lived in half a dozen countries, learned half a dozen languages, and had enough adventures to make Phileas Fogg (and possibly even Don Draper) green with envy. Reflecting on our father’s life, it occurs to us that the sheer unexpectedness of his passing is, in a way, the greatest possible testament to him. If the death of an . . .

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