THE IMMIGRANT FAMILY THAT I GREW UP WITH – THE ADDITION OF ANOTHER SON,
MILTON LOUIS ROTHMAN. MY BROTHER, DAVID AND GEORGE, DAVID IS THE TALL ONE, GEORGE IS THE FELLA WITH A TIE, MY MOTHER EVA IS HOLDING THE BABY MILTON; I AM THE ONE WEARING GLASSES, I WAS FOURTEEN, DAVE FIFTEEN AND GEORGE ELEVEN AT THE TIME.
MY FATHER EARNED HIS LIVING FOR MANY YEARS SHOUTING “RAGS, JUNK, METALS” ETC. ONE OF THE BY LINES IN MY “STORY” “From RAGS TO RICHES” TO ELABORATE MORE ON THIS “EVENT” SINCE THE “FOCUS” IS ON THIS “AMAZING STORY.”
As a child and young man, I showed a talent that my siblings did not have: “a business proclivity.” As an example, at the age of fifteen I worked for a Jewish grocery store, just doing menial work i.e. delivery boy sweeping etc. got $3.00 a week; found out later thatmy mother gave the $3.00 to the grocer. I loved business!
In time, I set up a fruit window for my boss; when to Boston bought wholesale, soldretail, used on of our “windows” for fruit display I “ran” the new adaptation.
I found out that most retailers were “dumb” -at an early age. Proved that when Ioperated my own retail stores – conclusively!
I started the first self-service hardware store in Cambridge MA. The city had twenty-five hardware stores; started the first “Home Owner’s Club,” sent discount cards to eight thousand bonafide home owners; was threatened by the other twenty-five hardwarestores to “put me out of business.”
Instead of “putting me out of business” I added seven percent more profit to “my bottomLine,” I made a “deal” with a wholesaler that if I gave him “all of my business” he would give me and addition 7 seven percent on the merchandise I buy!
That meant that I would lose only a meagre 3%, nothing to worry about. I outwitted my competition.
The next story that emerges is what happened to me after I graduated from High School. First of all I was not enamored by what my school was teaching; they taught college course material for students who wished to go to college. Those who had money,got their wish; those without did not!
I had a paper route for the four years I went to high school. I also worked in different retail stores, i.e. clothing stores.
After high school the last job I had before working as a civil servant for our government, was working for a company that made “forms for window display.” My job was to lug these wooden forms to the big stores for window displays. I worked there for six months and left when I found that the job that was promised to by the owners of this country was given to some other kid.
I then took a clerk typist test, to high marks, I could hit one hundred words a minute onan old mechanical typewriter; I was the fastest typist in my high school.
I could type as fast as a person spoke – it was my entrance to a job that made more money than my father. He made twenty-five dollars a week supporting his family; while I made $35 for only five instead of six days a week, that retail stores need to operate.
I came in as a “sickly person: “you name it, I had it?” kyphosis? Of course, scoliosis, of course, lung problems? Of course – platelet problems? Of course!
Small in stature? Of course? My mother Was FOREVER, taking me to the doctors and hospitals.
My three brothers had no such problems; they came in, “in good shape.”
DID THAT STOP MY INDOMIDIBLE “SPIRIT”? IN MY EARLY I ACCOMPLISHED MORE THAN THEY DID BEING “UNWELL.”
My problem went beyond the physical, mental, emotional state; I was a “bonafide”bipolar personality; lived in two dimensions “at the same time” – this state lasted for the fifty years of my life; and then disappeared “like a cloud.”
On the surface, I appeared “normal” I looked for help of course, but unveiled; the doctors could not change anything.
I was told as a child of five years old that I would have to “suffer” with this condition until I reach the pivotal age of fifty, and as predicted, at the age of fifty my bi polar problem as said, “disappeared like a cloud.”
I WAS LIBERATED, TOTALLY LIBERATED FROM MY OBLIGATIONS; free of my business which I hated, free of a “bad marriage”- from of all of the unknown unsolved problems in my life. FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST REV. KING’S FREE=AT=LAST, I REVELED IN THAT FREEDOM.
THE NEMISES’S OF MY LIFE WERE FINALLY GONE OUT OF MY LIFE; I PAID MY KARMA DUES BIG TIME!
For those we “wonder” about “rags-to-riches” what’s that all about?
As mentioned my father was a rag man like the famous actor Kirk Douglas’s father was also a RAG MAN. HOW IN HEAVEN, can a rag man become rich? I know that Kirk Douglas’ father did not become rich unless he was supported by Kirk. But then my father, mother, became rich thru my efforts,
HOW DID THAT HAPPEN, WHO WANTS TO KNOW AND WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO KNOW?
That of course is a “personal thing” many people that I consider friends when asked about my inserting the Rag to Riches phenomena in my story line. Some agree with me, others disagree.
However, since the title of my book deals exclusively with the “secrets of mysticism” for me it’s a necessity to “show proof positive” that Rags-to-Riches encompasses all aspects of mysticism, not some aspects, but all aspects.
How in heaven’s name can a twenty-one-year-old kid make a rich man out of a company selling refurbished black stoves; and impossibility and an improbability.
NO HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN BUT THEN IT DID HAPPEN, how?
Who cares to know and why would they care to know?
That is an excellent question.
Well, is it better to know than not know?
Dumbbells would of course say yes, but then my book is not for dumbbells that is for sure!
My book is meant to “gather in the flock” as they say – dumbbells are not “my flock.” So how did a young kid take an impoverished immigrant family from a poor section in Cambridge Ma. – to a two-family home, paid by cash, located close to one of the best colleges in our country BOSTON COLLEGE
So, let’s start!
I will back up a bit. Do to anti-Semitism I left my job at the Charlestown Navy yard.
I worked for the Asst Capt of Yard – the last person hired, all of the work of that office on my “shoulders” all of my bosses made me the “fall guy”. I found the office in full decay, totally unorganized, broken as an example. At the time of the 2nd World war we had a fleet of around six hundred ships; our job, a job passed on to me, was to find the ship entering and leaving our navy yard; the way the office worked inefficiently with over six hundred ships, how are you going to find the right one?
Of course, before I came, the person in charge not caring did nothing and his bosses did nothing. I organized a system that made it easy to find the right vessel. The officers, or the other three clerks did absolutely nothing and got away with it.
Guess what rating my superiors gave me for my work, even though I got an award for operating the “best organization” in four states?
A RATING OF 61, IF IT WAS 60 I would have been fired!
Our PATRIOT OFFICERS DUE TO INEFFICIENTLY WERE USING SAILORS ON THEIR PROPERTIES WHICH WAS AGAINST THE LAW.
HOW DO I KNOW? I WAS SELECTED TO INVESTIGATE THEM AND EXPOSE THEM AS FRAUDS.
THEY WERE CAPTAINS ETC. PATRIOTS? BULLSHIT.
LOOKING LIKE SIXTEEN YRS OLD, I TOOK A SEAMAN FIRST CLASS WITH ME, AND GUESS WHAT INSTEAD OF ME GETTING CREDIT FOR EXPOSING CORRUPTION BY A PATRIOTIC AMERICANS, THIS SEAMAN FIRST CLASS WAS GIVEN A OFFICER TITLE IMPLYING THAT HE DID THE WORK WHICH OF COURSE, WAS A FIRST CLASS LIE.
DID I GET A RAISE OR COMMENDATION? OF COURSE NOT! GIVING A JEW THAT IS FORBIDDEN.
ANTI SEMITISM WAS “R A M PA NT” IN THE CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD DURING WORLD WAR TWO.
ENS. FORRESTAL NOW ENTERS THE PICTURE, A 90 DAY WONDER WHO WAS SELECTED BY THE POLITICIANS TO RUN OUR OFFICE; A FIRST-CLASS ANTI SEMITE, GROWING UP WITH ANTI SEMITISM I COULD SMELL A NAZI JEW HATER “IN ONE SMELL.” HE HAD EVERYONE IN THE OFFICE “KISS HIS ASS.” I WOULDN’T OF COURSE AND HE WAS DETERMINED TO GET ME FIRED. WHICH OF COURSE I WAS DETERMINED NOT TO.
I CHOSE TO START THE FIRST TUG BOAT OFFICE IN THE CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD; THIS ANTI SEMITE WAS DETERMINED TO “GET RID OF ME” – HE TRIED TWO TIMES INFORMING THE FBI THAT I WAS LEAKING INFORMATION; I WAS INVESTIGATED BY THEM MORE THAN TWO TIMES, THEY WENT TO WHERE I LIVED AND SPOKE TO THE PEOPLE THERE.
MR FORRESTAL STARTED A FIGHT WITH ME WHEN HE came to the tug boat office, the next day I received a letter from the Capt of yard, not from the Asst Capt of the Yard who worked in the same office I did. He knew that the Assistant would not approve of what he did.
I answered the charges and PUT IN COUNTER CHARGES CLAIMING THAT HE WAS STEALING MONEY FROM THE YARD AND HIRING UNNECESSARY OUTSIDE TUG BOATS.
THE FIRST OFFICER I WORKED FOR, TAUGHT ME “HIS BUSINESS.” FORRESTAL DID NOT KNOW HOW POWERFUL I WAS, HE WAS STICKING HIS NECK OUT; THE CAPT OF YARDS WAS ASLO STICKING HIS NECK OUT AND COMMANDANT LIKEWISE; THEY ALL WERE FACING PRISON TIME. WHEN THEY REALIZED THAT THEY SHIPPED FORRESTAL OUT THE NEXT DAY.
HE DIED WHEN THE ALLIED FORCES INVADED FRANCE, HE DIED ON ONE OF THE LANDING CRAFTS.
HE GOT HIS JUST REWARD – JUSTICE TRIUMPHED.
I GOT A “GOOD TASTE” OF HOW THE EGO WORLD WORKS; MY ISOLATED WORLD WAS DAMAGED TERRIBLY, I NEVER RECOVERED.
MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN IS NOW EXEMPLIFIED BY A CHARACTER CALLED TRUMP AND CERTIFIED BY THE ‘IDIOTS THAT VOTED FOR HIM.”
CONTINUES DOING THINGS EXEMPLIFIED BY ENS. FORRESTAL ; THE RISE OF ANTISEMITISM ALL OVER THE WORLD IS THE INDICATOR OF THAT.
MY BOOK IS MEANT TO EXPOSE TRUMPISM, AND FORRESTALISM, AND OF COURSE THEIR LEADER THOUGH DEAD, NAZIISM, ITS ON THE RISE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, WHAT/S THE SOLUTION? WHAT WAS HITLER’S “FINAL SOLUTION”??????????????
UNFORTUNATELY THE “FINAL SOLUTION” WAS NEVER “FINAL” SO THE NEXT ROUND OF “ROUNDING UP THE JEWS” IS NOW A DRUM BEAT FOR THE NAZIS TO “COME OUT OF THEIR HOLES.”
MY BOOK IS MEANT TO “AWAKEN THE DEAD” OF COURSE THAT MEANS, “FLASH THE LIGHT OF TRUTH” SO THE WORLD CAN “AWAKEN BEFORE IT DESTROYS ANY VESTAGE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”, THAT IT MAY STILL LIVE IN THESE TIMES OF WICKEDNESS.