Pat is coming home !

US Local Chapters, Wiki, and general Bogleheads community discussion, news, events, and announcements.
User avatar
Topic Author
Taylor Larimore
Advisory Board
Posts: 27826
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:09 pm
Location: Miami FL

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.
"Simplicity is the master key to financial success." -- Jack Bogle

Posts: 256
Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:18 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

User avatar
Posts: 440
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:05 am
Location: midwest

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Welcome home and get well soon!! :D

User avatar
Posts: 859
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:00 am
Location: Ohio

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

More Please
Posts: 153
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:13 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Posts: 1561
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:18 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Congratulations and here's to a speedy recovery.

User avatar
Posts: 2063
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:55 am
Location: New Jersey USA

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

All the best to both of you.
“Gold gets dug out of the ground, then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility.”--Warren Buffett

User avatar
Posts: 2457
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:24 am
Location: Iowa

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

Best wishes,
"I was born with nothing and I have most of it left."

Posts: 2135
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:02 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

User avatar
Posts: 391
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:38 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

"Beware of little expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship" - Poor Richard

Posts: 899
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:47 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

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

User avatar
Posts: 13321
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Taylor & Pat,

Best of health and happiness.

God bless.
John C. Bogle: "You simply do not need to put your money into 8 different mutual funds!" | | Disclosure: Three Fund Portfolio + U.S. & International REITs

User avatar
Posts: 6585
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:30 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

User avatar
Posts: 898
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:03 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:44 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.


User avatar
Posts: 1710
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:58 am
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns

Re: Pat is coming home !

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-)
“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” - Sun Tzu | "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson

Posts: 695
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:38 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.


Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:15 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Best wishes, Pat, for a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posts: 1697
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:47 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 51079
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:34 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: Pat is coming home !

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. :) )
Wiki To some, the glass is half full. To others, the glass is half empty. To an engineer, it's twice the size it needs to be.

Posts: 3300
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:27 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:45 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.....

Roz .... North Canton, Ohio

Posts: 296
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:32 pm
Location: Western Montana

Re: Pat is coming home !

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,

Posts: 156
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

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

User avatar
Posts: 5265
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:27 pm
Location: just barely Outside the Beltway

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

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

Bob & Heather
In finance risk is defined as uncertainty that is consequential (nontrivial). | The two main methods of dealing with financial risk are the matching of assets to goals & diversifying.

Posts: 215
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:20 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:03 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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


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

User avatar
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:32 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Our best wishes to you on your recovery.
“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy”

Sam I Am
Posts: 2062
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:58 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Sam I Am

Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:59 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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!


User avatar
Posts: 845
Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 6:57 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Pat is coming home !

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
-Grandpa | I'd rather see where I'm going than see where I've been.

User avatar
Mel Lindauer
Posts: 28891
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:49 pm
Location: Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi

Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:54 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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!


User avatar
Posts: 3039
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:47 pm
Location: California, near the beach

Re: Pat is coming home !

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


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: ... 6#p1313666

Ain't nothing but a flea bite!

-calijim- | | For more info, click this Wiki

Posts: 85
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:51 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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 !!

Posts: 726
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:36 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

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

Posts: 2797
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:52 pm
Location: San Diego

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

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

User avatar
Rick Ferri
Posts: 8685
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:40 am
Location: Georgetown, TX. Twitter: @Rick_Ferri

Re: Pat is coming home !

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


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

Rick Ferri
The Education of an Index Investor: born in darkness, finds indexing enlightenment, overcomplicates everything, embraces simplicity.

Posts: 144
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:07 am

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.

User avatar
Posts: 14689
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:29 am
Location: Illinois

Re: Pat is coming home !

Post by ruralavalon » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:12 pm

Best wishes for a rapid recovery, and for good health in the coming years.
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein | Wiki article link:Getting Started

User avatar
Posts: 482
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:17 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

Post by wjo » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:29 pm

Wonderful news!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

User avatar
Posts: 4463
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:23 pm
Location: Centennial CO

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Best wishes, ma'am.

David Atkinson
d.r.a, not dr.a. | I'm a novice investor, you are forewarned.

Posts: 446
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:38 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

Post by AQ » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:42 pm

Best wishes!

Posts: 13604
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:44 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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

Best wishes, Pat. You and Taylor make a fine team.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | |

User avatar
Posts: 1882
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:27 pm
Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona

Re: Pat is coming home !

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.
Best wishes, | Michael | | Invest your time actively and your money passively.

User avatar
Posts: 855
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:51 pm
Location: My side of the mountain

Re: Pat is coming home !

Post by camper » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Hope you have a fast and easy recovery.

User avatar
Posts: 748
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:16 am
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Re: Pat is coming home !

Post by Jake46 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:21 pm

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

User avatar
Posts: 2021
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:30 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

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
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

User avatar
Posts: 153
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:32 pm

Re: Pat is coming home !

Post by Stickman » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:26 pm

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)

User avatar
Posts: 321
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:39 pm
Location: /earth

Re: Pat is coming home !

Post by RJB » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:36 pm


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.