The Highlands, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Donald James was born in Manhattan back in 1923. to William and Consuelo. He dropped out of the New York City’s DeWitt Clinton High School when he went to work in a theater as an usher. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp when he was just 16.He saw action at Guadalcanal where he contracted blackwater fever, he spent more than a year at a Navy hospital in Wellington, New Zealand. After his recovery, he continued to serve as a drill instructor. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2005.What you may not know about Donald James Yarmy is that after his service to this Country he got into show business. Hmm, Donald James Yarmy still doesn’t ring a bell, how about his stage name of Don Adams? That’s right Mr. Get Smart was Donald James Yarmy, his career in the show...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Robert Knight was born in Warwick, Rhode Island back in 1826 to Stephen and Weltham.  When he was eight years old his father put him to work in the Cranston Print Works.  He later worked in Coventry, Rhode Island until he was seventeen at the rate of $1.25 per week.  In 1844, he studied for a year and a half at Pawcatuck Academy in Westerly, after which he taught school in Exeter for four months. His employer John Hopkins Clarke was elected to the U.S. Senate and Robert and his brother Benjamin Knight bought the business “Pontiac Mills” from him.  What you may not know about Robert and Benjamin Knight is that they changed the name of the mill to Fruit of the Loom, thus making them one of the largest textile manufactures in the world when he died in 1912.  Until tomorrow keep a smile on ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Patrick Carl was born in St. Louis, Missouri back in 1935.  In 1941, the family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He received a bachelor’s degree in 1957, an MBA in 1958 then off to MIT earning a Ph.D. in 1962.After graduation, he joined the faculty of Harvard University as an assistant professor of applied mathematics.  He moved several times when he finally settled at Vanderbilt where he taught for 18 years.  He retired in 1998.  He died of stomach cancer in 2011.What you may not know about Patrick Carl Fischer is that in 1982 he was the target of Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber).  Fischer claimed not to have ever met Kaczynski and it is still not known why he targeted Fischer.  Kaczynski was apprehended in 1996 however, the statute of limitations had expired and Kaczynski was never prosecu...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Anna Mae was born in Buffalo, New York back in 1920. After she graduated from high school she enrolled at General Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1941. She joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1942 where she was sent to eh China Burma India Theater. She was stationed in India for the duration of WWII. At the end of the war she stated in the Corps, where she also served during the Korean War. Rising through the ranks she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree.   She was promoted to chief of the Army Nurse Corps in 1967 and stayed there until her retirement in 1971. For her service, she was awarded the Legion of Merit twice. WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, and several others. As far as I can find out she is still alive and doing wel...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Nellie Davis was born in St. Joseph, Missouri back in 1876 to James and Elizabeth. When she was seven the family moved to Miltonvale, Kansas. After graduating from high school the family moved again to Omaha, Nebraska.She taught private piano lessons and attended a teacher-training college for two years. After graduation, she taught kindergarten for four years. On a trip to visit relatives in Dover, Tennessee in 1900 where she met her future husband William. They were married in 1902 and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he practiced law.William rand for governor of Wyoming and won. Sadly, he died only after serving only over one year in office. In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Nellie as director of the U.S. Mint. In 1935 she reached the mandatory federal retirement age ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Olivia Langdon was born in Elmira, New York to Jervis and Olivia back in 1845. Educated at home with tutoring and classes at Thurston’s Female Seminary. Suffering from tuberculosis poor health continued throughout her life.She met Sam in 1867, the courtship was a long one and they married in 1870. After the ceremony, they moved to Buffalo, New York when her father died of cancer the same year. In 1871 the family moved again to Hartford, Connecticut where they lived until 1891.The family picked up stakes and moved to Europe in 1891 staying there for four years. During the years of 1895-96 she accompanied Sam on a tour which just aggravated her condition. In 1903 she moved to Italy due to her health. Sadly, she died in 1904. She helped found the Hartford Art School which later of course b...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Jack Edward Foley was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania back in 1922 to Randall and Viola. He graduated from South Hills High School in 1940 and enrolled at the University of Pittsburg. While in his third year he was a member of the ROTC when he was called to duty for WWII.In November he served in the Coast Artillery Corps with the rank of First Lieutenant. Later he was transferred to Texas where he underwent paratrooper training. He was sent to Bastogne to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. He also fought in several battles after that, was wounded in the Battle of Haguenau action. Anyway he was assigned to Easy Company during these campaigns.After the war he returned to the University of Pittsburg where he graduated and made a career working at ALCOA. In 20009 he died at 87 and is buried ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Have you ever told a client to get some “getter”? What a great word to start the day.  If you have lived around a farm or had dealing with one you might know this word years ago no make that decades ago I lived on one.  I’ve heard it called many things but not this one.  So I guess now would be a good time to tell you the meaning of (get’er) poisoned bait for farm pests.  Hum I wonder if that would also be true for the human kind? ;)  Enjoy your day.. ;)
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Ever had someone “dally” you? Sure you have.  In fact I would care to wager it happens more than you think.  Young old or somewhere in between you look forward to this I know I do.  I receive it from my wife and I pass it onto my children and my dog Jessie.  Sorry I almost forgot the meaning of (dal’e) to flirt; play at love.  Don’t you just love it (sorry for the pun) when someone flirts with you?  What say you?
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Don’t treat me like I’m dying. John was the go to man.  Whatever problem was in the community just call John it didn’t matter what it was John would figure it out and fix it.  Anyway one day the light at the top of the communication tower so they called John to go change it out.  As John was putting a new bulb in for whatever reason he fell off the tower.  Witnesses called for an ambulance and for whatever reason John was still alive.  When the ambulance arrived he told them “Don’t treat me like I’m dying.”  As they arrived at the hospital and was getting his medical history he again stated “Don’t treat me like I’m dying.”  Administering IV’S, blood pressure, blood tests etc. was begun and the doctor came into the room.  The doctor asked him if he had a reaction to anything and to tha...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Did you know you belong to the “gregarious” species? As I was looking around today to find a new word I came across this one noted above.  Interesting word with a couple of different meanings but the one I chose due to our business is appropriate.  If you’re not of this species you will not survive.  Now for the meaning of (gre ger’ e es) : fond of the company of others; sociable.  So are you gregarious?  What say you?
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  When told the reason for daylight saving time the Old Indian said, “Only the Government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.” The phone rings this morning and deep into a sleepy fog I hear it but roll over, cover my head and ignore it. A minute later it rings again. Same thing, roll over, climb deeper into the warm covers and ignore it. On the third ring I decide it must be important so I reluctantly climb out of my sleepy cocoon and answer it. It's my daughter. "Hey Dad, Didn't mean to wake you." How many times do you hit re-dial before you really meant to wake me?
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