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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.

Albert was born in Peru, Indiana to Samuel and Kate. He was the only surviving child of the family. By the age of 6 he had learned to play the violin, the piano at 8 and he wrote his first operetta at 10. His grandfather James, was the richest man in Indiana. James wanted Albert to become a lawyer so he sent him to Worcester Academy in Massachusetts in 1905. He graduated valedictorian and entered Yale University in 1909 to study law. Law did not really work out with Albert so he majored in English, minored in music and also studied French. In his senior year he was elected president of the Yale Glee Club.

During WWI where he was in the French Foreign Legion. His portrait is displayed at their museum in Aubagne. In 1918 he met Linda and the next year they were married. They remained together until her death in 1954. Wayne Martin I’m trying to give you a lot of hints today…. Albert died of kidney failure in 1964 in Santa Monica, California at 73.

So if you haven’t figured it out by now I’m writing about Cole Albert Porter, better known as Cole Porter. His most successful musical was “Kiss Me Kate, it won the first Tony Award for Best Musical. There are so many others I truly don’t have enough space to write about them all. He wrote songs for over 36 stage musicals. You can find a complete list of his works in the Library of Congress. Impressive don’t you think?

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Usually if I get one it is a SWAG (scientific wild ass guess)! Thanks to your hint, today I got one right with a LWAG (lucky wild ass guess)! I'll take it anyway! Enjoy your day!

Jun 13, 2016 09:52 PM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Even with all the clues I could have never come close to guessing!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 13, 2016 10:18 PM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I never knew the full story on Cole Porter. How very interesting. TY

Jun 13, 2016 10:48 PM #3
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You caught me off-guard with this post today, James Dray! I challenge you to try to do that again! Have a great day!

Jun 13, 2016 11:17 PM #4
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Really interesting history James, I always enjoy reading your posts.

Jun 14, 2016 12:18 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I am always amazed at how much I don't know until I read your timely blog Post daily James Dray 

Jun 14, 2016 01:09 AM #6
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

James Dray  One of my favorite song writers . I enjoy his music very much . He did live a very flamboyant life . Thanks for the info .He was a very brilliant man

Jun 14, 2016 02:33 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I knew some of the story behind Cole Porter from the movie that was made about his of my favorite songs is "Night and Day!".  Thanks for this very musical post.  A

Jun 14, 2016 05:58 AM #8
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Cole Porter lead a very interesting life and was an accomplished song writer.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 14, 2016 12:32 PM #9
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning James. I was not aware of his history, but always loved his music.

Jun 14, 2016 08:29 PM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi James.  Thanks for giving us a little background for this great man of music.

Jun 14, 2016 08:38 PM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

No idea Cole Porter had such an interesting life!

Jun 14, 2016 09:27 PM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, guess I should go to Goggle and/or YouTube and check out Cole Porter to a deeper level after reading your post. Seems I should know a little more than just remembering the name.

Jun 16, 2016 07:04 AM #13
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