Carrs Going VROOOM!
I sat down with two of those impressive Carr kids yesterday at their office on H Street: Bob and Oliver. Here are my fun facts:
|•||These brothers are really close. Bob and his wife actually baby sit Oliver's 6 and 13 year olds when the parents are away—their own kids are grown so they move into the house! My brother has never done that for me.|
|They also vacation together, especially in the Caribbean (Cayman, St. John’s, Turks and Caicos) so Bob can do his beloved "light tackle salt water" fishing and Oliver can surf (they picked up their skills at the family house in Nantucket). Oliver is so serious he just came back last week from surfing in Costa Rica.|
|•||For some reason, the Carrs gave the first five kids the commonest names possible in the 50s and 60s: Dick, Bob, Tom, Bill, and Mary. They saved up Oliver for the end—he says because his dad didn’t want to burden a son with being called Junior or Little Ollie. Evidently that was only true the first 17 years.|