teeituptom, and others, a short quiz


    The year is 1923. Do you know 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?

    Now, these men should have been considered some of world's most successful men. At least, they found the secret to making bundles of money.

    Now, almost 80 years later, the history book asks us, do we know what actually became of these men?


    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, 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 Sarazan.

    What became of him, you ask?

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

    What can we learn from this quiz?

    Stop worrying about business and other minor annoyances and start playing golf.

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  3. by   nowplayingEDRN
    HAHHAHAHAHAHA! I still am not gonna take up golf but I am definitely not gonna start worrying either
  4. by   funnygirl_rn
    Hee hee..good one!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    not enuf for me to take up "cow pasture pool"...

    I tried a couple times, seemed useless to chase a lil white ball over the place. I sucked. Oh well. leaving it for those who DO enjoy it.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Very interesting . . .I've tried golf once with my husband. He is so hard on himself that it just isn't any fun. I love the golf courses though.

    Maybe if I started golfing with women . . . are they as cutthroat? . .whaddaya say "tee it up" Tom? Any advice for us non-golfers?

  7. by   H ynnoD
    [/IMG] I golfed in High School,but have'nt since.Thinking about it after I get out of school.