Archive for March, 2013

Buyer Regrets – A Poem

March 14th, 2013

I hesitate to make a list of all the countless deals I’ve missed;

Bonanzas that were in my grip, I watched them through my fingers slip;

The windfalls that I could have bought were lost because I over-thought;

I thought of this. I thought of that. While on my hands, I just sat.

And while I thought of things twice, another bought them at the price.

It seems I always hesitate, then make my mind up much too late.

A very caution person am I. And that is why I never buy.

How Palm Beach and Martin Counties grew,

Collier and Orange Counties, too.

While others bought and realized their charms

and welcomed deals with open arms.

A corner here, ten acres there,

Compounding values year by year.

I chose to think, and as I thought,

They bought the deals I should have bought.

When condominiums rose straight into the sky,

The prices I felt were much too high.

I wouldn’t even make a bid,

But others did, Yes, others did.

My sixth sense warned me to sit still

and so my mattress with money I did not fill.

A very prudent person am I

and that is why I never buy.

Last night I had a fearful dream.

I know I wakened with a scream.

Donald Trump approached me by my bed,

A deal he had for me instead.

He’d sell me property at a tenth of its cost,

But my voice, my voice I had lost.

I tried and tried but could not speak

and so Mr. Trump, he did retreat.

At times a teardrop drowns my eye

for deals I had but did not buy.

And now my life’s sad words I pen –

If only I would have invested then.

Jim Cioffi, Esq.
Inspired by the poem published in Farm and Land Magazine
October 1917

Women's Cancer Awareness at PGA National 2013 | Photos of the Day!

March 6th, 2013

The one real bad stretch of weather we had unfortunately happened on the 8th annual PGA Women’s Cancer Awareness Day. Many women were forced in because of the freezing rain and I’m sorry if we missed your photos. We circled around 3 times to get as many as we could. All in all, $210,000 was raised to support post-doctoral fellowships in the department of cancer biology at Scripps Florida. Here is how it happened.

My young son, Sam, wanted to help out in the fight against cancer and joined Jason and me to capture the 8th Annual Cancer Awareness Day’s golfing events!

Jason DuBois, Sam Lichtenstein, & Jeff Lichtenstein

The day started out promising with lots of good morning breakfast eats.

Morning Eats

The “Ticket Guys” working hard for such a great cause

Ticket Guys!

Finally time to get ready. Long lines to fill up for water

You’d think they were giving away the water!

Starbucks in one hand and clubs in another

Starbucks in hand. She has her priorities straight!

Carts are prepped

Getting Ready

And Jamie Hayes is ready to roll

Jamie keeping things organized!

The blackbird and dark sky cast an ominous sign over the golf course

A blackbird and dark sky signal an ominous sign!

Fearless Sam did his best to keep our patrons dry

Fearless Sam tried his best to keep the golfers dry!

But even the birds had enough!

Even the birds flew in!

So off to raise money and raise money they did. Over $210,000. WOW and a big applause to all who participated to help rid us of this awful disease!

Warm, dry & food!

 

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The Best of the Best!

Best Rain Gear

Best Plaid Shorts

Best Color Coordination

Best Big Umbrellas

Finally some smart gals who know how to keep dry!

Most Colorful Rain Gear

Please get these photo over with, I’m soaked!

Wet but all smiles!

Ya right, like those towels will keep you dry!