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November 3, 2011

He was born in Princeton, and Albert Einstein was one of their neighbors.  The great man enjoyed gardening and could often be seen working in the flower beds outside his surprisingly modest house. Sometimes the famous scientist would stop by for dinner or a drink, but he was just one of the many well-known faces to frequent their home. When Felix was born, he received a sterling silver porringer engraved with a personal message from Henry Luce, and the few remaining members of the Algonquin Round Table wryly toasted the baby’s arrival with the driest of martinis.