The Price Of Pluck Per Pound. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


The Price of Pluck Per Pound. . .  


For some reason - I kept the following quote.   Pondering potential?  Perhaps. 


A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.   


Attributed to(as our wise friend, AR Ambassador Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS now includes in his posts):     James A Garfield


When it comes to quotes from past U S Presidents, one would likely find a bigger source of  quotable material than President Garfield.  After all, he was in the office just a short time but the quote and use of the word pluck made an impression on me.


Was pluck ever priced per pound?  Could it have been purchased for pennies?  Then I wonder - "what the pluck" - it's Friday.  



The image in this post is from  

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (41)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - like others, I looked up the word 'pluck" to see if I could make sense of this. It did have me baffled.  Of course, as you mentioned, there are multiple meanings leaving me to pluck my hair out. 

Oct 22, 2021 06:59 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well with that said Happy Plucken Friday to you  Michael Jacobs 

Oct 22, 2021 10:44 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Pluck on with your badself!  Who knew pluck had so many meanings?

As usual you gave us all something to ponder 

Have a Great Weekend

Oct 23, 2021 12:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Oct 23, 2021 06:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wayne Martin - Charles Dudley Warner has been attributed with the quote "politics makes strange bedfellows".   There is much evidence that sentiment still exists today.  In and out of the bedroom.   As recent "tell all" Presidential "exposes" have revealed,  I am sure there is much more to "uncover".   


Roy Kelley - and you as well - thank you.  


Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - no reason to resort to anything as dramatic(or consequential) as that.  


Endre Barath, Jr. - and may that extend all-weekend long for you.


Debra Leisek - HaHa.   You're right and I am sure there are so many other interpretations.   

Oct 23, 2021 06:44 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, have had almost two cups now --- so how about plucking my eyebrows?

Oct 23, 2021 07:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael and what the Pluck is so cutie with the picture.  You are right about Presidents


Oct 23, 2021 09:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Michael Jacobs ,

Love your choice of this photo..perfect for your pondering post on plucking😏

Oct 23, 2021 12:05 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - plum perfect pondering - perhaps.


Will Hamm and Dorie Dillard Austin TX - I have previously used this image from and thought it captured the essence of what the quote brought forward in where a discussion of pluck might lead.  

Oct 23, 2021 03:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday afternoon, Michael. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. 

We have another beautiful day in Maryland.

Oct 24, 2021 12:40 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

That could have been a piece of a limerick not fit for AR> LOL

Oct 24, 2021 06:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - it was a nice day in Southern California as well - at least where I was.  I am glad you experienced the same in your area.


Rocky Dickerson - if only President Garfield would have mentioned Nantucket in his quote. . .    After all, we know location makes a difference.  🙃

Oct 25, 2021 02:44 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager


Great word. Great quote.

Pondering pluck...interesting.

Oct 27, 2021 10:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - when I "found" the quote, the pondering began. . .    

Oct 27, 2021 11:25 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I had to look up the definition. Let's go with this one: 

 Resourceful courage and daring in the face of difficulties; spirit.

With this definition, I agree with President Garfield's statement.

Oct 27, 2021 01:38 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty - but the imagination can run wild when one sees the word pluck.  It is not so common these days, I am not sure in President Garfield's days.  

Oct 27, 2021 06:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Some people have more pluck than others. Can you develop pluck?

Oct 29, 2021 08:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - good question.  Nurture or nature.  It's likely a discussion that could lead in many directions especially if the imbibing of some adult beverages is part of the conversation.  

Oct 29, 2021 11:01 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - It's a good thing you can't see me read your blog post like you would on FACE TIME or Zoom. If so, you would have seen my face all scrunched up from the beginning until the last sentence when I bust out in laughter!!!

Thanks! I needed to laugh for many weeks now. 

Oct 30, 2021 05:42 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - laughter is very good.  While I can't write a prescription for it, I am glad to hear that this post brought happy feelings your way.  

Oct 30, 2021 05:54 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - Nice comments are a healing balm to the heart and soul. One never knows what an impact one has on another human being at times when they needed something poisitive. 

Thank you. 

Oct 30, 2021 06:02 PM