On History. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532



On The Subject of History

Once Again

I am not sure I have posted about the subject of history.   Either way,  here it goes.  There are many quotes that relate to the subject and I like this one because it includes a word that I don’t recall previously seeing.  So that makes it memorable for me in a sea of quotes I often see.  


No matter how carefully records are 

kept and filed and computerized,

they grow fuzzy with time.  

Stories grow by accretion.  

Tales accumulate -- like dust.  

The longer the time lapse, 

the dustier the history -- 

until it generates into fables.  


                                                     Issac Asimov


Although, I am not certain I agree with the quote in total but I am thankful for it because of the word accretion which is defined as a regular part of my vocabulary.  A quick trip to an online dictionary source tells me accretion is:


the process of growth or increase, 

typically by the gradual accumulation 

of layers or matter.  

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (35)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - along with my many emails this morning, I did see a Good Housekeeping article where your home is highlighted.  Congratulations.  

Less stuff leads to better living.  

Sep 15, 2020 08:54 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sep 15, 2020 09:45 AM
Joan Cox

How did you know?   

Sep 15, 2020 09:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- it's always fun to learn a new word, History/memories are like a good soup or stew. You measure ingredients, stir it around and you have your dish. Put it in the freezer and over time everything intensifies. (I must be hungry this morning!)

Sep 15, 2020 09:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - as you might imagine, I have never been a wizard in the kitchen but it does seem you are thinking of some culinary magic.  Happy Eating!

Sep 15, 2020 09:44 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Michael, I'm thinking of the line "Grow fuzzy with time"...oh yes, it all depends whose remembering these memories...

Sep 15, 2020 10:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Issac Asimov's quote rings so very true, Michael.  I often think folks get caught up in religious dogma which divides us, rather than uniting.  Yet, when you get to the root of most of it, there are similar "truths."  That alone, should unite us!

Sep 15, 2020 12:38 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Michael, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 15, 2020 12:40 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Michael Jacobs - it is amazing how stories change over time.

Sep 15, 2020 01:13 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do have a hard time with people who try to change history and make believe that some things didn't happen or when it doesn't fit ones narrative...

Back to pondering,

Happy Tuesday evening Michael Jacobs  

Sep 15, 2020 04:03 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I had to read Issac Asimov's poem several times to feel the beat and his emotion. If he were alive and wrote more lines, much longer, more meat in between the lines, I think it could turn out to be a great Slam Poetry! 


Sep 15, 2020 04:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - considering "the eye of the beholder" is important.  

Myrl Jeffcoat - it doesn't seem to be such a novel concept, right?  Thanks for the highlight in the OFC group.  I appreciate it.  

Grant Schneider - quite true.  

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - plenty to ponder.  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I am sure there is more.  

Sep 15, 2020 05:24 PM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Everything has a history, people, places and things, however, it's really not the history that is as important as the change that was created from the history.

Our planet is constantly evolving so, history is important  and today, the Woke morons have been duped to disregard history. Regardless, history is important in all aspects of our planet as we continuously evolve to improve our quality of life now and in the future.  Interesting post.

Sep 15, 2020 06:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael the good news is some people do not even remember if they commented on your post if you wrote about it earlier?:))) Maybe you wrote it in JUNE:))))))))Endre

Sep 15, 2020 08:48 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

Just like today, people are trying to re-write history.  Pity

Sep 16, 2020 12:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kimo Jarrett - thank you for the comment.  Your comment reminds me that current events are important as well as we stay aware.  

Endre Barath, Jr. - ah yes, I do remember 2020 even if some traces remain missing-in-action.  

James Dray - a quick glance at the "headlines" informs me that history often changes as it leaves the mouth.  

Sep 16, 2020 04:37 AM
James Dray

AMEN Brother, tell me about it

Sep 16, 2020 05:07 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

A new word for me! Thank you. 

Although I doubt I will actually use it, LOL

Sep 16, 2020 12:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - I doubt I will ever use the word again.  My days of building expanded vocabulary are likely behind me.  

Sep 16, 2020 01:43 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - I have always been told that history is written and told from the perspective of the victors as was mentioned by Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  I think a true historian does the research and looks at all perspectives and tells the story including those perspectives. 

Sep 16, 2020 03:26 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

LOVE history and what we learn from it.  Inquiring minds can sometimes be life long learners :) 

Sep 23, 2020 09:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - perspective always plays a role.

Jan Green - I think so too.  

Sep 23, 2020 09:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, some history does fade a bit.  Was talking with a past client the other day and they brought up some fun facts back 15 years when they bought.  We all had to laugh some more.

Oct 14, 2020 06:54 AM