Lessons with my Grandfather, Stanley
As a child
my favorite game to play with my Grandfather was Monopoly. Much
to my Grandmother's chagrin, our games would take up messy residence
on the table for weeks on end. Every time bankruptcy seemed imminent
and the table would surely be cleaned once and for all, Grandpa
assigned a bank note until I could catch up. As you might have
already guessed, I never lost.
later during a commercial real estate transaction, my grandfather
asked me what type of mortgage I was getting. When I told him,
he just shook his head as if I had lost my mind. I couldn't resist
adding with a playful smile, "Remember all of our games of
Monopoly, and how you taught me to go to the bank when I needed
money?" He may argue that those were not the only lessons
he intended to teach.
is a very important person in my life, and I will always treasure
our time together as I was growing up. For this reason, I decided
to name this building "The Stanley Center" after a great
man with many important life lessons to teach.