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Pat is coming home !

Post by Taylor Larimore » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:06 am

Hi Bogleheads:

I was a Manhatten truck driver in 1950 when I married Pat who was a top fashion model and the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. Pat was hostess for our first Boglehead Reunion in March 2000 and has given me constant support during more than 35,000 combined posts on the Morningstar Diehard and Boglehead forums and while writing the Boglehead books.

On Thursday, February 23, Pat woke up with a "heavyness" in her chest and throat. That night she had open-heart surgery. She expects to return home Monday morning! I can hardly wait.

If you would like to give Pat a message, post it here. She will read it Monday.

Thank you and best wishes.
Taylor
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Post by l2ridehd » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:30 am

Taylor, you and Pat have been blessed with a long and prosperous marriage that most people only dream about. I am so happy she has made it through this latest challenge and wish her a speedy and complete recovery. I pray that your happiness and health continue for a long time.

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Post by kingsnake » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:10 am

Welcome home and get well soon!! :D

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Post by nick22 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:23 am

That is amazing news! Pat we appreciate your love and support, as you and Taylor have changed thousands of peoples' lives for the better with your dedication to the Bogleheads.
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Post by More Please » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:33 am

Dear Pat,
So glad to read that you are home!!! Your recovery will accelerate with Taylor at your side. I hope he is a good cook! :D

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Post by bluemarlin08 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:51 am

Congratulations and here's to a speedy recovery.

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Post by HardKnocker » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:11 am

All the best to both of you.
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Post by NAVigator » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:13 am

I am so glad to get this wonderful news. I continue to hope and pray for your full recovery.

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Post by beardsworth » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:27 am

Taylor Larimore wrote:Hi Bogleheads:

I was a Manhattan truck driver in 1950 when I married Pat . . .


Now--to use one of John Bogle's favorite phrases--that is really "staying the course."

Continued health to you both.

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Post by nirvines88 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:34 am

Yay!!
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Post by mbres60 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:37 am

Best wishes for a continued speedy recovery. Welcome home on Monday.

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:40 am

Taylor & Pat,

Best of health and happiness.

God bless.
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Post by HueyLD » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:45 am

您的身體健康是你的財富 (Your health is your wealth.)

祝愿早日康復 (Wishing you a speedy recovery.)

Taylor and Pat,
Thank you for your contribution to the BH community.

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Post by Rager1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:46 am

Hi Pat,

Congratulations on your Homecoming! We've been thinking about you everyday, since Taylor shared the news of your heart surgery. We already knew that you're a strong lady, but this proves it. Taylor will be much happier with you at home, that's for sure. We hope that you'll feel stronger each day.

Ed and Patti

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Post by bikeguyken » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:02 am

Welcome home Pat and best wishes for many more happy years for you and Taylor.

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Post by Blues » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:05 am

Welcome back, Pat. I hope you and Taylor have another century of happiness to look forward to together. 8-)
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Post by exoilman » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:10 am

Dear Pat,

Welcome home! May you and Taylor continue to enjoy living, laughing and loving.

regards
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Post by Esther » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:25 am

Best wishes, Pat, for a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Post by reggiesimpson » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:41 am

Congratulations! Life is sweet.
Please be sure to stay on top of your follow up care for yours and Taylors sake. Live long and prosper.

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Post by LadyGeek » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:45 am

My best wishes for a speedy recovery, and for continued health and happiness to both you and Taylor.

Update: I want to mention that my Dad had a valve replacement when he was 75. That was 12 years ago and he's still working. (That's a different problem - at 87, he still loves his job. :) )
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Post by lazyday » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:49 am

Congratulations on the successful surgery, and well wishes for the rest of the recovery. :thumbsup

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Post by Rozdg » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:53 am

Wonderful, wonderful news......
I'm sure you won't recognize me but I'm on the board often....reading and learning; posting sparingly (when the occasion arises.) And I always read anything Taylor posts...even if it doesn't pertain to me. He's a real marvel!

Wishing you both the very best.....

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Post by wingnutty » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:57 am

Congratulations on returning home to continue your recovery! I know it must have been a difficult couple of weeks for both Taylor and yourself :( . My prayers are with you both! There are certainly many people out there who owe you a debt of gratitude for everything you've done, both directly and indirectly to teach, support and assist them in their savings and investment goals. Your assistance and support has certainly allowed many people to lead happier, less stressful and better lives. I know that I can certainly say that because my wife and I have personally benefited greatly from your kindness and you've helped us put together a firm foundation with which to raise our 3 and 5 yo daughters. I found Bogleheads in ~2003, when I was 23 and fresh out of college and I will forever grateful for that. I suppose you could say I stumbled across it and the community has done much to improve my life and I give both you and Taylor much of the credit in this regard. It is nice to know that there are people out there who genuinely care about others and are willing to selflessly give and that seems to be a life-long trend for your household. Here's to a full recovery and many more years of happiness :sharebeer


God Bless,
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Post by billw » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:08 am

Welcome home Pat, wish you a speedy recovery!
You and Taylor are an inspiration.

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Post by bobcat2 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:30 am

Welcome home Pat and best wishes for a speedy recovery. :D

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Post by Pam01 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:19 am

I am so glad to hear this news Taylor!

Pat, glad you are back home. Wishing you a complete recovery.

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Post by morose_mango » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:26 am

Pat,

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
All the best.

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Post by FlyHi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:05 pm

"One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick." - Rabbi Harold Kushner

Pat,
Our best wishes to you on your recovery.
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Post by Sam I Am » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:35 pm

I'm glad to read of Pat's improvement, Taylor.

Your devotion to her is as worthy of admiration as your financial advice help to others. It seems you applied the same tools, marry and hold to your personal life as your investing life. Though, thankfully you started, and stayed with marry and hold! I believe I have read that you didn't start out investing using buy and hold.:D

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Post by markes » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:41 pm

Thank you for the many sacrifices you and Pat have made to enrich our lives. May the Lord continue to bless you both!

Mark

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Post by gotherelate » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Great news! Here's to a quick and complete recuperation. Wishing you both the best. :sharebeer
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:30 pm

Hi Pat:

So glad to hear the good news! Here's to a speedy and full recovery. As you know, Jack Bogle got a new heart, and now you've had your 100,000 mile "overhaul", so hopefully that means that two of my favorite people (you and Jack) will be around for a long, long time.

All the best to you and Taylor.
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Post by froggy » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:25 pm

There's more than one road to recovery. Hopefully, you're in the fast lane of the freeway!

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Post by CaliJim » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:27 pm

Pat,

Welcome home!

For some inspiration about what lies ahead - the guy who wrote the following post is a shining example of what good things can follow after an event such as yours: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=91163&p=1313666#p1313666

Ain't nothing but a flea bite!

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Post by pcsrini » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:06 pm

Pat - Wishing you a speedy recovery, and a very long and happy life to you and Taylor !!

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Post by bradshaw1965 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:27 pm

Pat sounds like a fantastic partner. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Post by travellight » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:29 pm

Very happy for you that she is coming home, Taylor!

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Post by Rick Ferri » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:38 pm

Pat,

Daria and I wish you a speedy recovery, and that you and Taylor have many more happy years together.

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Post by kksmom » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:50 pm

Wish you a speedy and complete recovery. Hope this is the last scare in your lifes.
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Post by ruralavalon » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:12 pm

Best wishes for a rapid recovery, and for good health in the coming years.
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Post by wjo » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:29 pm

Wonderful news!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Post by dratkinson » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:34 pm

Best wishes, ma'am.

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Post by AQ » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:42 pm

Best wishes!

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Post by chaz » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:05 pm

Best wishes, Pat. You and Taylor make a fine team.
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Post by mlebuf » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:10 pm

Welcome home Pat!

Elke and I are sad to learn of your misfortune and wish you a speedy, complete recovery. You and Taylor are two of our favorite people. Although your fashion model days are in the past, you have remained beautiful inside and out. God bless.
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Post by camper » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Hope you have a fast and easy recovery.
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Post by Jake46 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:21 pm

Glad you are coming hope & pray for your speedy recovery!

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Post by matjen » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:23 pm

Fantabulous news! I could not be more happy for the both of you. Best wishes for a continued speedy recovery. :D
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Post by Stickman » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:26 pm

Pat,
Welcome Home! We wish you wonderful times ahead with the ones you love.
And, Thank You! (for supporting Taylor as he helped so many of us)
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Post by RJB » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:36 pm

Pat,

I wish you a full and speedy recovery. And I would like to take this opportunity to thank both you and Taylor for helping us all out.

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