posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:28 AM
reply to post by PsykoOps
I was raised by a man with the last name Beach, he was such an interesting person in his own right. I met him just before he was in his 80's and he
found out some interesting facts just before he passed away.
He was contacted by a Lawyer who was making inquiries over a land dispute in South Padre Island off of Galveston, TX. It turns out his father owned a
large percentage of the Island and when he died his Aunt took control of the estate and he never was told about it. He said he always wondered why
her and her "no-good" son lived so well their entire lives but never did anything. Turns out they cheated him out of his inheritance.
Well, since his father had remarried before he died he had another child, but there was a twist. At the time Bill, that was his name, found out about
his father's estate his half-brother was barely 20-years old. His father had a child in his 90's! Seriously! In his last years he moved to
Juarez, Mexico, and married a young Mexican girl to care for him. So Bill gave that information to the Lawyer and told him that he relinquished any
and all his rightful inheritance to his half-brother. There was a subsequent phone call from the Aunt's side of the family and they were furious
that he would meddle in their affairs! LOL
The man, Bill's father, who owned land on South Padre Island was named Sanford S. Beach, even the name sounds like "Sand for Beach" LOL
Of course this was long ago as I was only a teen when he found out and I am now nearing 50-years-old. I do hope that boy in Mexico got the call of a
lifetime and discovered that he and his Mom were suddenly "gifted" with such a great reward. I am sure the Aunt's estate included portions of the
original estate which would have then gone to him.
Bill Beach once told me a story when he was 10-years-old living just within the Border of Mexico somewhere near Chihuahua, that Pancho Villa came
through with his troops and as often were received and fed by the locals. Pancho went up to Bill and asked him personally for his burro, a pet that
Bill was attached to; Bill didn't want to let him have him and Pancho told him that he would only use him for a season but promised to return him.
Bill said that following season Pancho return and sure enough he was given back his pet burro. He said he always had the deepest respect for him from
that day forward. What a fascinating thing to be able to share with someone as I was captivated by his stories of the old west and how things used to