Marchel's Meme

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Real Estate Agent with Results Realty

I was meme'd by Danny Smith and first had to go and find out exactly what a meme was.  Danny told me there was a meme group and then I found the meme tutorial and alpahabetical index of all memes on Active Rain by Lucky Lang where you can really see the nature of the beast.  I have seen the post on AR and read some of them but to be quite honest had not paid much attention.  So 5 things about me, here goes:

  

  1. I met my husband of 30 years while I had a part time summer job flagging in small aircraft at Wichita mid-continent airport.  We worked at a fueling company for small aircraft and I drove the truck around that said "follow me" then flagged the aircraft in.  My husband was my boss; although we did not start dating until I quit and headed back to college. 
  2. We have lived in four different states.  Of course Kansas which is where we are from; Colorado, North Carolina and now Texas for the last 10 years.  We had our two children while we lived in Westminster Colorado.
  3. We are now empty nesters.  While we hold down the home fort here in Spring Texas our young adult children have been out seeing the world and I mean that literally.  After our daughter graduated from college she moved to New York City as a graphic artist.  She found she hated corporate America and  instead became a flight attendant with a charter company doing International flights based out of JFK.  This last month she has been in Iceland, Germany, England, Ireland, Norway, Kyrgyzstan and Alaska with stops along the way in Italy, Hungary, Spain, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Greece and Sweden.  Our son joined the Army as an Intelligence Analyst out of high school and has spent the last 2 years stationed in Germany; although one of those years was in Hit, Iraq.  If you don't know where Hit is it is just northwest of Ramadi.  I am using a bible reader's companion for my bible study this summer.  There is a map of Abraham's world in it taken from an inlaid Sumerian war memorial, 2500 BC and there is Hit along the Euphrates River between Harran and Ur.  I honestly don't know if it is the same town but it is located in about the same place as where he was stationed.  He told me it was a very old town; I guess it is.  On Memorial Day he got back to the states and on June 11th reports to Fort Hood.  We are thrilled to have him back on Texas soil.
  4. I have a BA in Social Work and an MA in Audiology but I really got my sales training as a Senior Manager with Discovery Toys.  I never made a lot of money selling the toys but I won great trips and went to wonderful upper management trainings that have proven very beneficial in my real state career.
  5. When we moved here 10 years ago I started my real estate career.  My husband thought I was nuts as I did not know a soul.  I told him I would meet people and have I ever.  Now with Active Rain I am also meeting people all over the United States and Canada.

Did you notice that my largest comment was when I talked about our children?  Is that not typical? 

I would like to pass the meme on to Karen Rice, Karen George and Rita Taylor.

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Rainmaker
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Cyndee Haydon
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Marchel - what a great post - I really enjoyed learning more about you. You look too young to have adult kids! :-) Empty nester - we may never have an empty nest since we waited to have kids :-)
Jun 05, 2007 09:27 AM #8
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Marchel thanks for sharing.  When you were flagging planes where you ever affair that you might  hit?
Jun 05, 2007 04:47 PM #9
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Rita Taylor
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Marchel,

These memes always amaze me - I would never guess you flagged planes at an airport.  I can definitely identify with starting Real Estate in a town where you know very few folks.  We have been here 3 years.  When people talk about working your sphere of influence I realize I need another plan because my sphere is pretty small.

Thanks for tagging me - now I have to think of 5 interesting things about boring me......

Rita 

Jun 05, 2007 05:30 PM #10
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Thesa Chambers
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I love learning about my fellow Rainers - My baby brother who is like my son (actually on 4 months older than my son) just came back to the states from Afghanistan - and my son was active for Enduring Freedom - thanks for sharing
Jun 05, 2007 06:24 PM #11
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Marchel Peterson
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Paula:  We do love to talk about our children don't we.  We are so happy to have our son back in the United States.  We will find out next week if he will get to stay here for awhile.  He could end up heading straight back to Iraq; but his attitude is really good should that happen.
Jun 06, 2007 06:33 AM #12
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Marchel Peterson
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Lucky:  Thanks for keeping a record of everyone's memes.  I was not sure what a meme was and your post was very helpful.
Jun 06, 2007 06:34 AM #13
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Marchel Peterson
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Ashley:  Talk about those memories coming back we just flew in to Wichita today so our son could visit his grandparents while he is on leave and taxied by the company we use to work at.  The same building is there but it is some other kind of business now.  It was one of those life changing summer jobs as that is where I met my husband.

Jun 06, 2007 06:36 AM #14
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Marchel Peterson
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Danny:  Thanks for stopping by.  I am very proud of my children.  I'm back in Wichita where it all started for a day visiting my husband's parents.  We will fly back to Houston tomorrow.  My husband is in maintenance with Continental so we still live around the airline world.
Jun 06, 2007 06:40 AM #15
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Marchel Peterson
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Hi Missy:  I came from a social work family.  My Mother was a social worker and my sister was a social worker so I just headed that direction also.  I never did use my degree as a social worker but the training has come in handy.  How about you?
Jun 06, 2007 06:41 AM #16
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Marchel Peterson
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Bob:  Thanks for stopping by.  Glad to hear things are working out for you.  Keep us posted on your travels.

Jun 06, 2007 06:42 AM #17
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Marchel, I was a School Worker for one year. I have applied alot of transferable skills.
Jun 06, 2007 08:23 AM #18
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Okay Marchel...  I'll have to do my meme as soon as I finish my current "assignment"... 
Jun 06, 2007 01:54 PM #19
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Marchel Peterson
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Mary, Thanks for stopping by.  I am so glad that you have become so active in the rain!!
Jun 07, 2007 03:20 PM #20
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Marchel Peterson
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Cyndee:  Our children are now 22 and 25; time really does fly.  We have enjoyed having our son home for a couple of weeks.  He reports to Fort Hood here in Texas on Monday.  That is why I as so late in responding back. 
Jun 07, 2007 03:23 PM #21
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Marchel Peterson
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Jennifer:  They were the small planes and once they taxied in they were going at a really slow speed so it was not threatening at all.  I would stop the truck and jump out and flag them in.
Jun 07, 2007 03:25 PM #22
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Marchel Peterson
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Hi Rita:  It is challenging starting real estate in an area where you don't know people.  You are reallly on the right track with your website.  Mine has been a good source of leads for several years now but it is a constant work in progress.
Jun 07, 2007 03:27 PM #23
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Marchel Peterson
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Hi Thesa:  Is your son out of the service now?  Glad to hear that your baby brother is back safe and sound.  We will find out next week if our son will be heading back again.  He just got out of Iraq but since he will be with a new unit he could head straight back.
Jun 07, 2007 03:31 PM #24
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Marchel, your post just shows how diverse the backgrounds are of all the people here on A/R. Good post.
Jun 09, 2007 02:11 PM #25
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Marchel Peterson
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I finallly got my daughter stopped long enough to give me the countries that she was in last month.  I have updated my post.  She was in 13 countries and Alaska.  Her company has one of the contract to move our troops so lots of those flights were troop flights.  She loves those troop flights; they remind her of the boys back home.  I told her those are the boys back home.
Jun 10, 2007 01:59 AM #26
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Marchel-- I am working on this right now.  Wow!  It only took me a month-and-a-half.  So sorry!
Jul 16, 2007 04:59 AM #27
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