Pat Buckley, RIP

Patricia Taylor Buckley, wife of William F. Buckley and mother of Christopher, died yesterday at age 80. NRO has posted an obituary that it describes as a “primary document,” from which I infer that it is by by WFB. The NRO obituary takes us back to the days before Mrs. Buckley became a public figure:

Mrs. Buckley went from being a glamorous debutante to a vacuum cleaner-wielding wife of a junior faculty member of Yale. She and Mr. Buckley lived in Hamden, Connecticut, while he wrote his first book, God and Man at Yale while working as a junior instructor in the Spanish department. After Mr. Buckley did a brief stint in Mexico City with the Central Intelligence Agency

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