There are different family inheritance treasures, never the same, always interesting, once in a while you think you know your relatives, then you discover their unknown secrets …
“Yep, I’ve always thought this would be a good area for a resort, since it is so close to Chi Town by way of US 41!” Craig was nodding his head as he started writing on the legal pad. “Notation made, your partner is in agreement. I can almost envision it. Can we walk around the property Howard? How many acres are there?” Craig asked.
“Sure got walking shoes on Craig?”
Howard asked as Craig looked down at his shoes, “Ah no, how about tomorrow for a walk?”
“Ok that’s better. You know I would like to walk that farm land too, see how it would fit a golf course Craig.”
“Ditto on that partner.”
“I’m not sure Jonesy about the acreage, our papers should tell us that exactly.”
“Ok I made a note. This is giving me a great idea here Howard. Resort possibility is endless here, let’s drive into town slowly.” Craig patted Howard’s back.
“Got it, you might want to jot down the corners, trust me it’s going to come in handy Craig.” Howard slowed down and pulled in an empty parking place.
“This corner of Center and James; I own north and south, Craig you own east and west.” “Howard you mean AJ Inc. owns this corner?”
“Yep, we own the property, not all the buildings, just like the bank building here on Ohio and Center, some of these businesses are on a 100 year lease. We just renewed some of them. The corner where the VFW is, Center and Main, we own the property and building.” Howard
said then looked over at Craig who was feverously writing as he was listening. Howard raised an eyebrow, and shift in his position in the seat with that sinister look of his he smiled.
Craig suddenly looked up at Howard, “What? This is mind blowing I had no idea. Gee why did we live in Waukegan, when we had all this here?” Craig was now scratching his head and shaking it. He gazed out the window in silence.
“Howard I had no idea. I’ve not found much about this in all the papers so far!”
Howard nodded his head and said “Craig that’s because your Dad had everything important put into my Dad’s safe.”
Craig eyes lit up as a wide smile formed on his face, “So he really did clean stuff out of the house before he closed it up!”
Howard smiled, “Yes Craig and when we get back I have something very interesting to
show you and Carla. Now let’s get those papers, it’s starting to rain, the walk will have to wait Craig.”