Wednesday, October 1, 2014

REPOST: Note to Self: Don't Let This Happen To YOU



(First published in April, 2010.)

You may find this hard to believe, BUT ....

.... The above is an actual advertisement that appeared in the Detroit News on February 27, 2005, page 21A.

It is real. It's been pinned to my bulletin board for the last five years, a warning about the kind of difficulties one can get into when you are a, er, successful attorney. Ahem.

I know it's hard to read in the original, so I'll give you the actual text below.

Did our "renowned attorney (name withheld by request)" ever even imagine, as an idealistic young first year law student, that he would one day have to sell his house like an art museum in order to give everything to his soon-to-be-ex-wife?

And did he ever think that one day he would come home to a house lacking both art and wife, and that he would hear nothing in response to the phrase "Honey, I'm home!"?

_________________________________________________________

Public Auction of Art: Renoir, Warhol, Matisse, Pissarro, Picasso

Renowned Attorney at Law

(Name withheld upon attorney's request)
DIVORCE SETTLEMENT
LIQUIDATING ANTIQUES, HOME FURNISHINGS, FINE OBJECTS OF ART, MAJORITY OF ADDITIONAL MAGNIFICENT ART, FINE JEWELRY, SILK CARPETS, & FURNITURE WILL BE AUCTIONED.

FINE ART: DALI, REMBRANDT, MASSON, KLIMT, CEZANNE, ICART, PICASSO, PISSARRO, STEYNOVITZ, MANET, TOLOUSE-LAURTREC, ICART, DALI, MORISOT, PICASSO, CHIGALL, MIRO, RENOIR, MATISSE, KLIMT, DEGAS, TARKAY, MAX, ALTER, BARNES, MIRO, MONET, GUILLLAUMIN, & MUCH MORE.

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDE: FINE JEWELRY; DIAMONDS; RUBIES, EMERALDS AND SAPPHIRES ET IN RINGS, BRACELETS, NECKLACES, AND PENDANTS * SPECTACULAR EMERALD AND DIAMOND RINGS * PRINCESS STYLE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE * DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELETS * LOOSE DIAMONDS * ROLEX WATCH * GENUINE PEARLS AND MUCH MORE. FINE HANDMADE PERSIAN & ORIENTAL CARPETS INCLUDING TABRIZ * BOKHARA * MASTERWEAVES * KASHAN * HERIZ * AND MANY MORE. RARE SIGNED ERTE BRONZE * CRYSTAL PLUS MUCH MORE. FURNITURE: EXTREMELY FINE INLAID ITALIAN FURNITURE * MAGNIFICENT ITALIAN INLAID DINING SET * BRONZES AFTER REMINGTON * WITH 100S OF OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS.

SUNDAY, FEB. 27TH AT 2 P.M.
PREVIEW AT 1 P.M.

PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT THE EXCLUSIVE

PINE KNOB MANSION

5580 WALDON RD., CLARKSTON, MI


Directions; I-75 North to Exit 89, Turn left (west) onto Sashabaw to Waldon Road. Turn left (south) onto Waldon Road. Go to Pine Knob Golf Course. The Carriage House is at the base of the hill.

Terms. Cash, Visa/MC, Amex, Certified checks, 15% buyers premium & sales tax applicable. Some items subject to prior sales/errors/omissions. Police security on premises. Photo ID required for admission and registration. All sales final. Right of admission reserved. Home not included in auction. Licensed MI Auctioneer. Auction sponsored by BAS. For more info call
800-401-3604.

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