Friday, March 10, 2006

The Barer Family Tales.

I just can't get enough of my Father's new blog (already on line for 2 months). I never got the chance to meet my Great Grandfather, B. Barer, the founder of B. Barer And Sons which ruled the steel industry in Walla Walla for the majority of the 20th century.
I loved this story.
"A man came into B. Barer & Sons one day to relate this story. I was walking across Main Street one day many years ago. I saw your Grandfather bend over to pick up a penny from the street. I said to him "Mr. Barer, you are a prosperous merchant why are you bending over to pick up a penny?" He replied that I would only have to know how hard he had worked to earn a penny during his lifetime to understand."
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