Vase - Posted by Bert G


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Posted by Randy -IL- on March 08, 1999 at 20:32:25:

Congratulations on getting out of the SweatShop, uh I mean Sears. I only put in four 1/2 with Mr. Roebuck.

Awards and other like things are big inspirations for me.

Best of Investing,
Randy

(We ate at the same breakfast table on Sunday)


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Vase - Posted by Bert G

Posted by Bert G on March 08, 1999 at 18:23:14:

Back from the convention and my head is still spinning.

I was moved to tears by Terry’s telling of the story of the Blue Vase, and of this year’s recipient. I hope the full story will be placed permanantly on this webiste.

When I left my 13 year job at Sears, under unfavorable conditons, my co-workers held a little party. They’d taken up a collection, and the person in charge bought me a glass decanter. I gotta admit, I appreciated the thought, but as several of the shop guys mentioned to me in private, “what the H-- kind of gift is that for a guy?” I set it on a bookcase in the corner where its been gathering dust since the Regan administration and forgot about it.

Today when I got home from the convention, I took that bottle off the shelf, dusted it off, and put it on my desk where I’ll look at it every day.

Did I mention that it’s blue?

Bert G