I was a public school teacher, industrial arts and building trades for 10 years. My wife and I taught on Truk Atoll for three years, the old Japanese "Gilbraltar of the Pacific" in WWII. We then moved to Guam where I taught for 6 more years before starting my own construction company. I retired and returned to the states 25 years ago. I have been a stock investor for nearly 60 years, mostly commodity related stocks and I invested in residential rental properties in the central Fla. area from 1987 through 2005.