Ed-vise: My Uncle

A FAWKIN early morning GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, once again I bought an ungodly early morning flight down to Texas (God bless Texas). 2am wake up for a 5am flight…FAAAAAAWWWWWWKKKKKK!

Think About it Thursday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s THURSDAY! Time to THINK!

I have an uncle in So. Cal. He made buckets of money in So. Cal real estate development. He was one of the early pioneers into the real estate/ land development down there. He started up back in the 50s I think.

For his entire adult life, he did land development, property management, and apartment ownership. Built himself a pretty good size portfolio. When he reached like 75, he sold that business to a pension fund. I don’t know the price but let’s just say that buying Blue Star Donuts and coffee at the PDX airport would NOT be a problem.

You’d think he was retired. Well, that lasted about a day. Then he went into a real estate thing with mobile home parks. Add to that a set up where he a property owner would have him manage the land and he would lease it back to them for use. Don’t ask for details cause I have no idea.

But, Think About It.

Real estate was and is a part of him. It is who he is. It is what he is.

In his current state, you’d think him an old man with a bit of dementia. A casual conversation with him will lead you to that conclusion. Talk to him about real estate and he transforms into a young man. Sharp with all his wits about him. Quite amazing.

I hope to get a chance to talk with him one last time. He too is a deep thinker like I am. Much like Pops, I will miss his conversations, so I hope I can get one last one in.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Be the person a stranger will perform CPR on. Check in on each other and remember the hungriest train around is a…CHEW CHEW TRAIN! HAHAHAHHAHAHAA…choo choo!


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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