Monday, November 26, 2012

Sorry For the Delay...

The Blog is still jet lagged and scrambling to catch up on some "real world" business that has to be done. And it looks like the "catch up" post is going to be an epic that will have to wait until he can get it finished.

Until then, here is a little something to tide you over....

This past week, The BlogDad (that would be, The Blog's Dad) recounted a story that The Blog had never heard before.

The Rev. R. Buffett was not just the associate pastor of the church that The Young Blog was brought up in, for a number of years. He and his family were dear friends of the family. In fact, as a young blogling, The PC baby-sat their kids on a number of occasions.

In the late 1970s, the Buffett family left the church and the town and moved to Madison, WI (where, according to Bill O'Reily, "... they worship Satan.") mostly so that R. and his wife could study law and ethics at U of W. (But, The Blog suspects, partly because they got tired of the racist epithets hurled at them whenever they took their adopted, African-American, infant daughter out in public.)

A brief digression...

The Blog's home town is a paradox. Proud of the fact that one of the big houses on the shore of Lake Erie has a secret sub-basement that was the last stop before Canada on "The Underground Railroad." Not so proud, but a fact none the less, of the fact that the city is home to an active John Birch Society and the KKK.

End digression.

When The Blog's family went to Wisconsin, R. mentioned the help they got from his wealthy, investment guru cousin.

"You didn't think..." he asked, "...that we could afford a nice house like this on an associate pastor's salary, did you?"

Yep! The Blog never made the connection. But, the Rev. Buffett's cousin was none other than Warren Buffett.

Apropos of that...

Here is the latest news story about Warren Buffett's comments.


  1. I love Warren Buffet! Simple as that. Sure nice to have you back :)

  2. I was an adult before I knew they were cousins, but as they both get older I swear I see the family resemblance between them (not to mention how down to earth they both are). I still think of V. often.