Thanks to a Drunken Night at Whatley's Bar and Grill in Jacinto City
I was amused by a large postcard I received the other day from a newbie Realtor at a local office of King Willy Realtors whose ad headline screamed, "Attorney by Training, Real Estate Broker by Choice." It took me back to about 1983 when myself and three other friends got drunk and decided to apply to South Texas law school.
1983.....there it was. My good friends Gloria and Steve were running Gloria's father's bar on Market Street in Jacinto City, "Whatley's." It was quite a place! Steve was working as a high school Latin teacher by day, barkeep by night. It just so happened that a party broke out on this particular night, and a large group of my college alumni were there. Bubba and Bear, famous singing duo, (Bubba works on my team and poor Bear passed away a few years ago . . . she was a little oversized and loved pills). My other friends Garlen (a/k/a "Doonie") and Dena were there . . . Rachel and I were there, amongst many others. The more we drank, the smarter we became! (NOT!)
|Bubba and Greg Singing Duo|
|Bubba with Long-time friend Mark Lowry|
I even found this old photo of Bubba with long-time friend, Mark Lowry. It was Mark who taught me video podcasting when that was new . . . and helped to restore my faith in God. Mark is a very Godly man, and travels the country bringing people closer to Him with his style of music and comedy. Which reminds me of the other thing I didn't do -- go to seminary. But that's a whole 'nother story!
And me? Well, Rachel, Katie (my daughter) and myself continue in this real estate business by choice,
by training, and by necessity. We were prepositioned for a life of real estate, and it's what we do. Maybe tomorrow I'll write the "real" story of what motivated me the most to drop out of law school . . . but you'll read about more rats. Sheesh, there are rats everywhere. Some even venture into real estate from other fields . . . yes, field rats. Law school dropout.......that's me.