Hugh Forsythe: It Took 3 Alarm Clocks
Christopher Hugh Forsythe lived by the clock. Or
rather, he lived by the three alarm clocks it took to
wake him up each morning. Mr. Forsythe, a foreign
exchange money broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, was not much
of an early riser, and his morning ritual of hitting the
snooze bar on one clock after another tickled his wife so
much that she often got up with him.
Even at 5 a.m., she said, they would joke around until
it was time for her to say goodbye to him at the door.
When he returned by 6 p.m., she would be waiting for him.
Mr. Forsythe, 44, was a London native who settled in
Basking Ridge, N.J., three years ago to work at Cantor
Fitzgerald, after other jobs took him to Mexico and
Madrid, where he met his wife, Tessie Molina. Though
their initial conversations were awkward, they eventually
grew to speak mostly Spanish at the home they shared with
two children, Mrs. Molina's son Jose, 16, and Mr.
Forsythe's daughter Kirsten, 15.