family: Can I ask a favor? - 05/18/23 01:31 PM
In a week my parents will be married 59 years.  They got married May 25th 1964.  I planned them a wonderful party for their 50th and it was a surprise.  All their siblings showed up and surprised them at church and then we had an afternoon cookout at their house.  It was a really good day.  
Time marches on and I'm not sure that either of them could handle a house full of people for ALL day again, but I'd like to help them celebrate a little more with a mailbox full of cards.  So would you please send my mom and … (21 comments)

family: Some days are harder than others - 01/27/21 12:47 PM
For such a happy time in our family (the birth of my new grandson) there have been an awful lot of tears and stress...
Let me back up to Christmas...  we were careful because we were gathering with family members. Christmas eve was at my daughter's house, her family of 3, Don and I and my parents were there.  Cooper had a blast. It was a great day. The next day was at my parent's house and my brother was there, but Abigail's husband had to work. 
Well a couple of days later is when Covid finally caught up to my family. 
My son … (78 comments)

family: Thankful Thursdays...For Our First Responders - 10/29/20 01:27 PM
I recently had a conversation with another local real estate agent who has a young daughter who just recently started working the night shift on the local sheriff's department.  We had a long conversation about the sleepless nights when your child choses to serve this way.  That's probably an aspect that many don't think about.  There were So many nights that I would wake up and worry about my daughter out in a city where there was constant shootings and stabbings and as a medic she didn't always know what she was walking into because people weren't honest when they called … (2 comments)

family: first FIRST day of school - 09/03/20 03:04 PM
It's a crazy world we live in this year and 2020 will for sure be talked about long after we're literally looking at it in the rear view mirror with 20/20 vision saying "how we should have" handled it.  But with all the crazy out there in the world some things are great (including the real estate year I'm having). But among the great of 2020 is my first grandson's first day of school.  He had just started in the spring when the schools were all shut down and nipped it in the bud... but with new safety measures he's off … (10 comments)

family: Just keep breathing.... and Happy 2020 New Year! - 12/31/19 12:07 PM
There is just never a dull moment in my family.  If you'd asked me last week if my husband would be spending new year's eve away from me or spending 11 days in Hawaii without me I would have said "absolutely not". I'm pretty sure my tone would have been "are you crazy" when I was saying absolutely not.  Yet here I am on new year's eve in Georgia while my Donald is in Hawaii.
Our brother in law (Mario Silva- married to my husband's sister)  passed away very unexpectedly during the night of the 28th. As if that's not bad enough … (7 comments)

family: Every day with those you love is a gift - 11/11/19 02:54 PM
In the summer of 1999 my daddy was diagnosed with cancer.  Until  you've heard those words you can't really know what you feel.  My daddy was lucky that it was the slowest growing cancer there is and NOT lucky that after his surgery they couldn't say "you are cancer free" because they removed all they could and still found cancer cells in the margin.  Fortunately through medical science, research and good doctors I still have my daddy 20 years later.
There was a lesson, a life lesson, for me in that I have treasured every single day I get to have my daddy … (12 comments)

family: Tiny little shoes, impossible to fill - 10/22/19 11:01 PM
I've had agents retire over the 24 years as a broker owner and that has usually been a celebration.  I have also had agents leave and they are no longer actively licensed, but have moved on to other avenues in life from stay at home mom to builder. But this week for the 3rd time I lost one because she died. I have a giant hole in my heart and I'm not sure how long time will have to pass before I feel better.
Nancy Ewing was an amazing agent. She had been an agent since I was 4 years old.  And … (33 comments)

family: time flies when you are having fun - 04/10/19 08:15 PM
I ready a post today on Facebook that a dear friend wrote who is getting ready to watch her baby girl get married day after tomorrow.  She's wondering how it got here so fast.  I remember picking out my mother of the bride dress and dress shopping with my only daughter like it was yesterday... but it was two years ago.  She's almost been married two years and is a wonderful mom to a one year old.
Yup, my little grandson Cooper has turned 1 already.  It's hard to believe. Time passes so quickly.  Today I found myself down the rabbit hole … (24 comments)

family: thankful for the gift of time - 11/12/18 09:06 PM
I wasn't in the best place in my life.  I'd had not one, but two divorces and that second one was a trigger in some "test my mommy" behavior in my child.  I remember I was having a "code" interpretation disagreement with the local building and zoning code enforcement. The words "for" and "on" are not interchangeable in my book.  
I got a phone call one morning and my mom told me that my daddy had just been told his biopsy results and that he did have cancer. The code enforcement officer must have thought I was beyond nuts because I threw her out of … (11 comments)

family: A sign of things to come.... - 09/24/18 10:25 PM
I can't say that at some point I didn't sort of hope one of our children would want to get into real estate.  Nope. Just didn't happen.  However I did know from the time she was a wee little girl that my daughter would end up in the medical profession helping people. While most little girls were dressing or strolling their baby dolls around my little one was doing CPR on them.  Recently in town there was a "bring your kids to see the cars/trucks/lights day" where children got to see firetrucks, ambulances, police cars... but Cooper was really interested in the … (15 comments)

family: Where does the time go? - 09/05/18 09:31 PM
Can't believe our little dude is 5 months old today. He's such a joy and very good natured and happy baby.  he hasn't started using words just yet, but he always smiles for his Grammy when I see him.  I tell them all the time to say "I love Grammy".  
His favorite thing right now is his dog. He is constantly reaching for Daisy who is his fierce protector.  Next week he is going on his first beach vacation and I really don't want to be away from him for that long, but I guess I will make it through with lots of text photos … (8 comments)

family: Dawgs #1 fan watching his first game - 09/01/18 08:50 PM
When Abigail was a tiny thing her favorite tv show was wheel of fortune. She would watch from her swing before she was mobile, but as soon as she was crawling or scooting around in her walker she would come flying to the television when the music started. Her first sentence was "buy a vowel" (no I'm not kidding). However her little dude is going to be more a sports fan than a word game show fan. He LOVES the braves.  We've even taken him to his first in person game. But today Grammy got to be there for his very … (15 comments)

family: TBT- then and now - 08/02/18 10:20 PM
Yesterday I got to spend some quality time and have a great food with family.  And From the photos you can tell that my baby brother loves my little grandson Cooper just like like he loved her mama 30 years ago. I love both of these photos. Hope you have a great Friday. My daughter was 3 months old in the photo on the left and my grandson is 3 months old in the photo on the right.

family: Our sweet boy is growing so fast - 07/20/18 09:54 PM
Wednesday was the day I got to babysit this week.  I brought the little dude to the office and while he didn't love being out of his environment we both made it through.  He took a couple of little cat naps and I stuffed some work into those minutes.  But getting to snuggle him up at bedtime and watch him fall asleep is something that just melts my heart every single time.  Thought I'd share a recent photo with you.  He's getting so big so fast.  15 weeks old today.  It's just flown by.
He's also so very expressive with his faces he … (20 comments)

family: my tiny little puppy, the scar on my foot and in my heart - 01/30/18 10:27 PM
This is an old photo, it was one of those "memories" that showed up on my Facebook today. It's a memory that made me cry.  I still have that sweet puppy and he's healthy and fine.  The tears came as I remembered where that scar on my foot came from.  I was at my aunt's house and we made adult blender drinks.  We put the blender in the freezer.  Her son got ice cream and put it back.  The next time I opened the freezer the blender fell out and crashed and the handle landed upright in my foot and left … (11 comments)

family: throwback thursday to a happier time - 01/04/18 11:06 PM
Today was a very sad day.  I was on a call when I missed a call and my agent in the office took a message.  After a bit of phone tag I found out that one of my former agents and dear friends passed away yesterday.  
Shirley Howard was so much more than an agent to me. She was one of my "other" mamas.  She had daughters around my age and granddaughters just older and younger than my own daughter.  While she lived in Georgia her girls and grands lived in Miami.  
She battled cancer back when she worked for me.  I guess … (12 comments)

family: 2017 personal wrap up and 2018 Great Expectations - 12/27/17 12:39 PM
2017 brought a lot of changes.  
My baby girl got married and I gained a fabulous son in law.  I couldn't be happier and he's simply amazing and loves her so much.  It's so apparent any time you see them together.  She is also expecting my first grandbaby next April and I'm so excited my family is growing by leaps and bounds. Abigail also finished nursing school.  She took her NCLEX yesterday and is awaiting the results to get her license number. I'm sure she passed.  I'm hoping that she will take a small break from school this year to enjoy some … (8 comments)

family: Thankful for the friendship I have with my mom and my daughter - 11/17/17 10:16 PM
Growing up I had a best girlfriend.  That girlfriend is no longer in my life.  Friends for a season and she was my best bestie for 18 years. When our friendship ended I realized that I didn't have a lot of female friends.  I set out to change that and found that my mom was a wonderful friend.
And while I was a parent first while I was raising my daugher, now that she's an adult she is also one of my best friends. I hope I live long enough that my grandson and I will be friends one day.
Today my daughter … (15 comments)

family: Thankful for the condiment of fur - 11/16/17 08:40 PM
I don't think I could not have pet hair on me if I wore a new outfit home from the store.  It's everywhere.  When I picked up something from the cleaners recently I still found a pet hair on it.  Perhaps it was from my car.... or perhaps it was just woven into the fiber of the clothes. In that same vein of though my fur kids are woven into the fabric of my life. 
Last summer when I was on vacation the worst thing happened to my brother. He had his A/C worked on and the guys left the gate open.  … (15 comments)

family: Thankful for a family, one that's growing - 11/14/17 08:30 PM
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.  I now completely understand my mom's love for MY baby when Abigail was born.  Of course I knew then she loved her, but now that I'm expecting my first grandbaby in April I know what my mom was feeling 30 years ago. 
Look at that joy on their faces in this photo.  It will be a while before Cooper fills up those tiny boots, but we're all so happy and excited.  I'm so Thankful that my daughter has found someone to love and have a raise their family.  
The timing is great as she will be graduating (again) … (8 comments)

Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

Tammy Lankford,

Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Eatonton, GA

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Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668

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