Friday, September 01, 2006

The young don't get it.

NY Times--Sep. 1, 20068:00 am

How Does Warren Buffett Get Married? Frugally, It Turns Out

Last Saturday, Mr. Buffett and his daughter went to Borsheim’s Fine Jewelry in Omaha, which is owned by his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, to pick out a ring.

Did Mr. Buffett get the employee discount? “I’m sure he did,” Susie Buffett said…

A local judge performed the 15-minute ceremony [at his daughter’s house in Omaha]. Afterward, Mr. and Mrs. Buffett, ever thrifty, took them to dinner at Bonefish Grill, a casual seafood restaurant.
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Today was one of the few times Deal Book didn't publish one of my comments.

The story yesterday about Buffett's remarriage reported his first wife left the family about 20 years ago to live in San Francisco. They never divorced. She died several years ago.

My guess is Buffett never got over losing his family in late middle age with teenage and early adult children to care for. The person left behind usually takes it very hard. No matter how much fame and fortune one has life is never the same again.

Posted a blog suggesting his very plain vanilla remarriage event reflected how deeply hurt he remains. Suspect the editors were too young to grasp my point.

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