50 Years Ago....

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Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

A little bit of history.   

1956.....Active Rainer Rich Jacobson was born we celebrated big on Active Rain...a Members Only entry, real estate professionals who are not members Join!   Word has it Rich was born December 22, 1956 in Klamath Falls, Oregon....

1956 Jessica Hughe's Lolita the Lammy was born in Italy (I covet that scooter!) 

1956 Colo was born at the Columbus Zoo   a baby gorilla, the first born in captivity.

HER Sr. with signs1956 HER was born... not the man, Harley E. Rouda Sr. started his real estate company...in Columbus Ohio.. in 1956.  2006 has been a year of celebrating that birthday in Columbus Ohio, quietly, tastefully. 

HER Real Living's history starts out:

"The 1950s: ... economic expansion ... suburban development ... Elvis Presley ... Baby Boomers ... happy days ... boom times."

I wish I had old photos for this story, that is probably a photo from the 1990's.  HER REALTORS® had been the market leader in Central Ohio for decades when this photo of Harley E. Rouda was taken...

Back to the 50's InfoPlease.com says of 1956 entertainment:  "With many hit singles (including "Heartbreak Hotel"), Elvis Presley emerges as one of the world's first rock stars. The gyrating rocker enjoys fame on the stages of the Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan shows, as well as in the first of his many movies, Love Me Tender."

InfoPlease.com provides these statistics:
 

World Series NY Yankees d. Brooklyn Dodgers (4-3)

US GDP (1998 dollars):   $438 billion
Federal spending:   $70.64 billion
Federal debt:   $272.7 billion
Consumer Price Index:   27.2
Unemployment:   4.4%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.03

Wikipedia
March 12 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 500 for the first time rising 2.40 points, or 0.48%, to 500.24.

Time Magazine from December 31, 1956 has a story about the birth of a baby gorilla at the Columbus Zoo in December 1956:

"About 8:40 one morning last week, Warren Deane Thomas, a 26-year-old Ohio State University graduate student and employee of the Columbus Zoo, walked into the monkey house to feed the animals. When he reached the cage of Christina, a nine-year-old, 280-lb. gorilla, he found her squatting listlessly in a far corner, indifferent to the hard-boiled egg he held. Then he saw why: on the floor squirmed a baby gorilla-probably the first ever born in captivity."

Colo was called Cuddles at first according to the Zoo website. Time's December 31, 1956 story says of the baby gorilla "weighed in at 4½ lbs., and was given a fair chance to survive if she weathered the first few days. If she lives, the happy zoo officials will conduct a city-wide contest to choose a name for her."

            Jessica Hughes scooter Lolita                                        I may be wrong but I think HER started out being known as Harley E. Rouda and Company.... then became HER Realty, then HER REALTORS® and HER Real Living since 2002. For those outside Columbus reading this it is pronounced H.E.R. not her as in him and her. 

Happy 50th HER Real Living, Colo the gorilla, Rich Jacobson, Lolita the Lammy (*pictured here, gorgeous... look at those lines) and anyone/anything else born in that magical year of  1956. 

Happy New Year! 

 

Photo used with permission, Copyright Jessica Hughes.

 

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Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
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I love that scooter too. 

Good thing you told us about H.E.R.  I've been saying it the wrong way (in my mind)... 

Dec 31, 2006 12:23 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
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There is only so much a blogger can do to change the world... but that is my contribution... correct pronunciation of our local real estate companies name.  I have blogged about it before... and will continue to...

Do you think Jessica would let me post a photo of Lammy... the red and white color is part of the attraction.  But the 1956 lines too.... I am going to ask...

Dec 31, 2006 12:28 AM #2
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Don Fabrizio-Garcia
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I used to think it was "Her Realtors" too, until I got to know Maureen.  She set me straight.
Dec 31, 2006 12:45 AM #3
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Maureen McCabe
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Did I set you straight via private email Don? When they (local papers, Inman, Rismedisa, Realtor Magazine, etc) quote the CEO of Real Living now they often say "Harley Rouda Jr." rather than Harley E. Rouda Jr.  It used to be a good way to tell who was local on the phone sometimes ... although they can call it "Her" if they want to... as long as they call.... And sometimes local people don't have a clue that it is HER after Harley E. Rouda Sr.  Have I mentioned what an awesome company it is and has been?

Dec 31, 2006 12:57 AM #4
Rainer
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Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
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Maureen, Our elder son was born in July of '56, I'm not old enough to have a 50-year-old son! (Darn, yes, I guess I am!)

Jay 

Dec 31, 2006 02:24 AM #5
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Happy belated 50th to your son.  You certainly don't look or seem old enough to have a 50 year old child, Jay.  Of course Active Rain has great lighting. 
Dec 31, 2006 02:27 AM #6
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Rich Jacobson
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Maureen, the gorilla was my twin!
Dec 31, 2006 03:42 AM #7
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Craig Schiller
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"Tonights the night the world begins again..."

While these are not my words, they are the words of an amazing rock song that conveys my wish to you on this eve of a New Year.

Happy New Years!

Me

Listen here: Windows or Quick Time

Dec 31, 2006 05:47 AM #8
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Maureen McCabe
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just a chance that maybe we'll find better days... Thanks Craig.

Gorilla baby boy Jacobson: WOW! That news was probably too much for Time Magazine in  1956.  The rest of the story comes out 50 years later!  Your twin was named "Colo", the missing link, you  would have been named "Lumbus."

Dec 31, 2006 05:57 AM #9
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Maureen, just a personal fireworks display and a wish to you and yours for a:

Codger Fireworks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay—and the Codgers

Dec 31, 2006 11:27 PM #10
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