Thanks For the Memories

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

We spend a lifetime building precious memories.  But, many of us reach an age where memories are lost to Alzheimer’s, or some other health issue.  I feel blessed and I am very thankful, to still have most of my precious memories! 

This month, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Debbie Reynolds (the Real Debbie Reynolds) is hosting a 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge.  This is Day 7.


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Photos: (Upper Left) - My youngest daughter, Jill, and me, on her wedding day. (Upper Right) - Daughter Jill, Granddaughter Macie, and I, at Apple Hill.  (Lower Left) - Grandson Ryan on his High School Graduation Day.  He was an Honors student.  (Lower Right) - My daughter Tami, and I, on her graduation where she received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Myrl what a terrible disease Alzheimer's.... I can not even talk about it and just wonder what is the cause of it... Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston... and the list goes on and on...Endre

Nov 21, 2016 02:39 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Chris Ann Cleland - I have a longtime friend, and retired Realtor, who developed the disease, and is in the thick of it.  It is sad to see her not remembering her family or friends any longer.  I am hopeful they make scientific progress in treating this disease, and it has benefit for your mother.

Endre Barath, Jr. - There have been some great men and women stricken by this disease. 

Nov 21, 2016 04:51 PM #3
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Myrl... what lovely photos that obviously bring back wonderful memories. Having had several friends who died of Alzheimers and dementia, I know what a hard road that is to travel and now you've made me thankful for my memories as well.

Nov 21, 2016 07:58 PM #4
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Myrl,
Pictures are such a precious part of our memories.  Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful family.

Nov 21, 2016 08:03 PM #5
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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What beautiful photos - your inner happiness shines through!

As for Alzheimer's, ugh, what a disease. My mother-in-law is suffering from it now and when she realizes what she doesn't realize she is incredibly unhappy.

Nov 21, 2016 08:05 PM #6
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat what beautiful photos.... you're all just beautiful people.... love this post... and you've been blessed with your lovely family...

Nov 21, 2016 08:48 PM #7
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat ,

Our memories are precious and when we can doucument through our photos it enhances the experience by bringing them up t us more often. As for Alzheimer's, what a awful disease, robbing people of those precious memories.

Nov 21, 2016 09:25 PM #8
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is horrible to watch some one lose their memories, my grandmother though could tell you what she hd for lunch in 1945 but not what she did this morning Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 21, 2016 10:17 PM #9
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are some great memories, I love seeing the smiling faces during times of success!

Nov 21, 2016 10:20 PM #10
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
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Hi  Myrl Jeffcoat Great Memories you have with your family. I too worry about losing my mind, do you go into a room and forget why what you went to get?...Ha

One of the reason I keep doing real estate is to keep my mind working(thinking) works for me most of the time.

Cheers

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Happy Thanksgiving Myrl

Nov 21, 2016 11:46 PM #11
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Rebecca Gaujot
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
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Myrl, I love seeing your photos and can see how happy and proud you are of your family. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2016 12:49 AM #12
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Thank you for sharing your beautiful family photographs. There shines within genuine pride and joy in each of your photos. Plus, I can see a resemblance to you in every photo! We truly are lucky to have digital cameras these days. Keeping a photo journal preserved is the greatest gift to pass on to family members.   

For Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for family. For Christmas, let's ask for a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia too.    

Nov 22, 2016 01:42 AM #13
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Hi Myrl, You know your grandson Ryan is so danged cute, even if he did scare the beejesus outta me. What is he doing now?

As for memories, I once had a dream when I was in my early 20s about being allowed to move through a wall and join a parallel universe in exchange for giving up my memories. I could live there forever, like a reverse Dorian Gray, and I did it. Well, in my dream. Hope to never lose my memories in real life.

Nov 22, 2016 02:03 AM #14
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
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Myrl,

 I love this blog and I remember when you blogged about Tami getting her doctorate it was not that long ago if memory serves me right!

Nov 22, 2016 02:57 PM #15
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Roy Kelley
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I, too, am thankful for fond memories. So many of my friends and family members have passed away.

Nov 22, 2016 07:09 PM #16
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Myrl

Love your photos and post, wonderful ...

Nov 22, 2016 10:07 PM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation - I'm fortunate that Alzheimer's and Dementia do not seem to run in my family.  However, it worries me a little when I occasionally walk into a room and wonder why I went there.

Patricia Feager - Family is everything!  And, I like your idea of asking for a cure for those two tragic diseases!

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - Well, believe it or not, Ryan turned 21 a few days ago.  The family is celebrating that milestone this Friday evening!  He's attending Georgia Tech as a mechanical engineering student.  He wants to design cars.    

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - You're right!  Tami received her doctorate in 2015.

Nov 23, 2016 04:47 AM #18
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Debbie Reynolds
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Those are precious memories indeed. I love seeing the and know all the hard work that went into getting to each one. What a wonderful family.

Nov 23, 2016 06:50 PM #19
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Myrl,

 i was thinking about this I think this is a scary way to go! Have a good one!

Dec 13, 2016 05:15 PM #20
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Such wonderful, precious memories, Myrl Jeffcoat - everyone looks so very happy in each and every one of those photos!

Dec 13, 2016 09:02 PM #21
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