We are losing a WFF member!

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#76
Mark, what a great story and tribute...we should all be so lucky to have a friend like you! It's wonderful to hear all of the great comments from those who knew Bob personally.
 
#80
Sorry to hear this sad news about a man that I did not know personally, but it's heartwarming to read the moving tributes to our fellow fly fisherman. He was obviously not the only kind soul that frequented this site - God bless.
 
#82
Thanks again for all of the wonderful comments. I have uploaded some photos of Dad (Bob) to my gallery. I am assuming you can get to them through my profile. If not, let me know.
 
#83
I'm glad I had the chance to meet Bob through Mark! The first time I met him and talked fishing , he tore off to the back room and brought out about 10 rods and reels from the 1940's ( ha ha ! ) anyways they were old school ! I think he built about half of them himself! I used to joke with him and tell him that if he sold all of those rods, he could buy one good one ! He just smiled at me ! Bob brought out his lanyards and let me pick one out, now part of Bob will be there with me on the water . I valued my time with bob even though it was a short time that i knew him .Very nice , gentle man ! Going to miss you buddie ! Rest in Peace Thoughts and prayers to his family !
 
#86
When I was a 'young/newcomer' to Mortgage Lending he was the head of the Appraisal Division of FANNIE MAE down in Los Angles. Apparently he'd gotten my name from the folks at FHA in Seattle and wanted a local appraiser/lender to do a few field reviews. Said 'OK, why not?'

90% of the appraisals were just fine. 5% the valuations were 'ok,' but how he got there was enough to make you roll your eyes (I'd supply 3 or 4 more comp sales). The last 5% were total disasters, including down right fraud. When Norm retired I'd moved to Santa Rosa, CA into a new VP position and asked what he was going to do in retirement?

'Don't know at the moment.'

'How would you like to do review appraisals for me?'

Had a one million dollar budget (across the US) for these. He made lots and lots of money ....
:>)
 
#87
When I was a 'young/newcomer' to Mortgage Lending he was the head of the Appraisal Division of FANNIE MAE down in Los Angles. Apparently he'd gotten my name from the folks at FHA in Seattle and wanted a local appraiser/lender to do a few field reviews. Said 'OK, why not?'

90% of the appraisals were just fine. 5% the valuations were 'ok,' but how he got there was enough to make you roll your eyes (I'd supply 3 or 4 more comp sales). The last 5% were total disasters, including down right fraud. When Norm retired I'd moved to Santa Rosa, CA into a new VP position and asked what he was going to do in retirement?

'Don't know at the moment.'

'How would you like to do review appraisals for me?'

Had a one million dollar budget (across the US) for these. He made lots and lots of money ....
:>)
Funny, my wife was in mortgage banking for almost 20 years. That's where we met. Interesting business, to say the least.

Doug