Monday, February 2, 2009

Hope for the Present

...and a bit of investing advice, per today's CNN Money article:

Then..."Candle maker William Procter and soap maker James Gamble joined forces to start a small household-goods business in Cincinnati. It was a risky move for the brothers-in-law: The shaky economy had a full six years of financial crisis ahead."

And now...
"Because consumers rely on P&G products in good times and bad, it is considered a titan even in a rough economy."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope Cincinnati does not forget all that James Gamble did for her -- his Westwood estate will probably soon fall out of the family's hands -- and I hope that either P&G will purchase the property and restore it, or the city will team up with the Westwood Civic Association to do the same. Either way, it should be turned into a museum -- a tribute to Gamble, and a reminder of all the history the west side has to offer.