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  • View author's info Author posted on Aug 04, 2006 at 14:12


    Subject: WORDS OF WISDOM
    In 1923, Who Was:

    1. President of the largest steel company?

    2. President of the largest gas company?

    3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

    4. Greatest wheat speculator?

    5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

    6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

    These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days.

    Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them.

    The Answers:

    1. The president of the largest steel company.
    Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

    2. The president of the largest gas company,
    Edward Hopson, went insane.

    3. The president of the NYSE,
    Richard Whitney, was released from prison
    to die at home.

    4. The greatest wheat speculator,
    Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

    5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement,
    shot himself.

    6. The Great Bear of Wall Street,
    Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide.

    However: in that same year, 1923,
    the PGA Champion and the winner of
    the most important golf tournament,
    the US Open, was Gene Sarazen.
    What became of him?


    He played golf until he was 92,
    died in 1999 at the age of 95.
    He was financially secure
    at the time of his death.

    The Moral:

    Screw work. Play golf.

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  • View author's info posted on Aug 08, 2006 at 20:30


    Old golfers never die , they only lose their balls
  • View author's info posted on Aug 05, 2006 at 09:19


    Diane, Im sure you will get lots of offers now!
    GeminiDi write:
    I have golf clubs (I'm a lefty!) but no one to teach me how to play. *sniff*

  • View author's info posted on Aug 05, 2006 at 03:30


    auburnhair write:
    Subject: WORDS OF WISDOM
    In 1923, Who Was:

    1. President of the largest steel company?

    2. President of the largest gas company?

    3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

    4. Greatest wheat speculator?

    5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

    6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

    These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days.

    Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them.

    The Answers:

    1. The president of the largest steel company.
    Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

    2. The president of the largest gas company,
    Edward Hopson, went insane.

    3. The president of the NYSE,
    Richard Whitney, was released from prison
    to die at home.

    4. The greatest wheat speculator,
    Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

    5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement,
    shot himself.

    6. The Great Bear of Wall Street,
    Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide.

    However: in that same year, 1923,
    the PGA Champion and the winner of
    the most important golf tournament,
    the US Open, was Gene Sarazen.
    What became of him?


    He played golf until he was 92,
    died in 1999 at the age of 95.
    He was financially secure
    at the time of his death.

    The Moral:

    Screw work. Play golf.

    Why was I thinking Joe Kennedy for about half of those?

    LOL I was thinking the same the first time I read it.
    StarVoyager write:
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