Friday, February 28, 2014

Hi everyone, I'M BACK!!!!!!!! Did you miss me. I have been bad about not keeping up with my responsibilities, my lame excuse is that my wife and I went to Phoenix,AZ. We attended the Keller Williams Family Reunion, along with 13,000 fellow KW friends. It was a great experience to be surrounded by so many happy people, I am pretty sure there was a little bit of alcohol involved. For those of you who are real estate agents out there, you should consider joining our little family. Keller Williams ranked 2nd in the USA in training their agents, to become the BEST customer service agents in North America and eventually the whole planet. Keller Williams is the only privately held real estate company while several other company's are being sold on the stock market to the public. Our head honcho Gary Keller says and I quote"we are an education company disguised  as a real estate company". I will leave it at that. I wish the snow had stuck around a little longer than it did,say until April 1st. Hey, a guy can dream can't he. For those of you who whine about how cold it has been this year, you have no idea of what cold really is until you lived in Minnesota or Wisconsin for a very long time. So I say go back to where you came from or go to South Florida and stay there!!!!!!!!!!! BYE BYE for now, see you next week.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Recently in Scaly there is a group of business minded people who are trying to find ways to bring growth to the area. Yes there have been businesses that have closed their doors due to the economic down turn. I applaud their efforts to come together and find ways to bring any business to move here. They are up to the challenge and we as a community need to give them our support. The one item on the agenda that has received the most attention is changing the name. Word about town is that not many people are interested in changing the name. I granted some of the names that have been proposed are unique to our area. Bartram, Middle Creek and Winfield are  all respectable names and are worthy of being our new name for our home. Just to add a little humor to the story, I would like everyone to remember that we are located in the Southern Appalachians. If you take the first two letters from each word, you get "SOAP". I know this sounds silly and garners a good laugh, but we couldn't or wouldn't want to live with this name. As William Shakespeare once wrote and I quote, "Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"  I am not the messenger, so please don't shoot me. Things have a way of working out and I believe this will too.