Hubby and I attended one of William F. Buckley’s last speeching engagements. He was fascinating. The man had a gift for the English language and speaking it that would have made it interesting to hear him read the phone book.
Afterwards, there was a social gathering where we had the opportunity to chat with him briefly, and have our picture taken with him. What impressed me about that little chat, was that he was curious about things local — politics, history, etc. You would have thought that would have been way below his level of interest. It made the chat feel much more like a conversation and much less like an interview!
A very articulate, interesting and interested man, who I am glad to be able to say that I once met.
We have two pictures of ourselves with him — one with his eyes closed. If you ever watched him speak, you know that lonnng blinks were a trademark characteristic of his. Well, those were great “color” when he was speaking, but they were quite the little annoyance when it came to taking his picture. The photographer luckily caught him between blinks on the second try, so that we did get a picture with him.
He was a wonderful gentlemanly representative for those of us who consider ourselves conservative.