Well, good things almost happen to decent people. He came up to do the transaction and there was a glitch in the documents. The county told him to take the paperwork to the lawyer who he worked with years ago. When the landowner told him what was going on and the price he wanted to sell it to me for, the lawyer would not say anything other than "Due to attorney client priviledge, I cannot speak in front of this guy (me) other to say that I will not allow you to sell at that price." The lawyer told him after I left, that no matter how nice I had been to him, he (the lawyer) would not allow him to sell the property that cheap. When the owner said that it was going to be sold for back taxes and he did not have the money to pay them, the lawyer stuck to his guns and refused to help him recitfy the paperwork.
Which reminds me of an old joke....What's the definition of a crying shame?
A BUS LOAD OF LAWYERS GOING OVER A CLIFF WITH ONE SEAT EMPTY!