Archive for June, 2010
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“Wealth is largely a result of habit.” – John Jacob Astor
While visiting our daughter in Washington D.C., on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we drove to Mt. Vernon, home of George Washington. The grounds were spectacular. The house, stately, overlooking the Potomac River. The gardens were laid out magnificently. It testified to the wealth and accomplishments of a remarkable man who lived an amazing life.
Yet George Washington wasn’t born into wealth. His father died when he was young leaving the family destitute. As a boy he worked as a surveyor in the wilderness of Virginia. When he was old enough, he enlisted in the British army and fought in the French and Indian War. Yet he always loved the family home at Mt. Vernon. At the time there was only a small house on the grounds and mostly wilderness surrounding it. But he would go there often for respite. Read More→