A Day with Mother

Education & Training with Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate

A Day with Mother


Mother is eighty-seven years young.  She still lives in her own home and has begun to plant her 61st garden.  The produce and flowers that come from her garden amaze family and friends. 

Mother's Flowers

Mother's Flowers (2009)


I had the privledge to spend a day with Mother recently. After I helped her balance her checkbook and fill out a few insurance forms we had lunch at her favorite restuarant, Spill the Beans, along the banks of the Allegheny River.  Unfortunately the weather was not warm enough to eat outside as we had last summer. 





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Mary Yonkers


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      Thirty years later I can say affirmatively that Real Estate has been a fantastic career. 

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Comments (19)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Mary.....glad to hear you and your mother had a nice day.....you look so much alike.....our family had a nice mothers day too.....happy to see you again....it's been a while!!!

May 09, 2010 01:59 PM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Mary, those flowers in the picture look spectacular. I guess your mom has a bit of experience in making things grow. I hope you had a nice mother's day.

May 09, 2010 01:59 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Hi Barbara--it is good to be back and have a little extra free time.

Malcolm--Yes, we had a wonderful day together. I am glad that I took pictures of her flowers last fall.  Someday I will miss them.

May 09, 2010 02:13 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Mary, How lucky you both are to share this special day together! Very nice! Happy Mother's Day to you!

May 09, 2010 02:21 PM
Lisa Stafford
Broken Arrow, Tulsa, McGraw Realtors - Broken Arrow, OK
Broken Arrow OK Homes For Sale

Mary, I agree...you and your mom look alike.  What a beautiful picture.  I'm glad you got to spend some time with her.

Happy Mother's Day.

May 09, 2010 03:03 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wanda--Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday.  I hope you had a nice day, too.

Lisa--Yes, I noticed the resemblance in that photo, too.  I had always favored my dad's side, but age is creeping up, I guess.

It is so good to hear from old & new friends here on ActiveRain.  More about priorities later . . .

May 09, 2010 10:59 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Mary..How Lucky you are !  What a beautiful Mom ... 87 years young is right .. Happy Mother's day


May 10, 2010 03:02 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Mary...It's wonderful that you can spend special time with your mother.  Hope you both had a super day!

cosmic cow

May 10, 2010 05:12 AM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Mary - Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day.  The flowers are beautiful.  I admire someone with a green thumb.  Mine is terribly brown.

May 10, 2010 06:39 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

You AND your mom look great! PA is good for moms. My mom lived alone in a big old Victorian farm house in Lancaster PA until she was 89. She lives in an assisted living place near us now.

May 10, 2010 07:23 AM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Mary.  How cool is that?:)

Congrats to you and your mom!

I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day...


May 10, 2010 12:40 PM
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


Moms are one of God's greatest creations. I'm glad you enjoyed this Mother's Day as did we!!!


May 10, 2010 03:53 PM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Hi Mary:  Happy Mother's day and that's a lovely picture of you and your mother!

May 10, 2010 04:28 PM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

I hope she gets to plant another 61 gardens! Happy Mother's Day!

May 11, 2010 06:45 PM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Quality time together, that is exactly what Mom's want. Beautiful picture Mary and flowers. Such vibrant colours.  

May 12, 2010 08:04 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

It's always nice to spend time with our mothers. Your mother grows beautiful flowers! - Probably part of what keeps her so young.

May 12, 2010 08:32 AM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Look at these two beautiful women. I am sorry that I didn't wish you both Happy Mothers Day. Have a great weekend. Great post.

May 16, 2010 12:12 PM
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Beautiful picture of the two of you!  Love the name of the restaurant. 

May 18, 2010 03:36 PM
June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
Let me help you with the next phase of your life!

Mary ~ You are so lucky to still have a wonderful Mother to enjoy a day with.  My mom died at the tender age of 54.  My grandmother who was a farmer all her life, lived to be 108 years Young and still lived in her own home.  GO YONKER WOMEN!!!

Jun 02, 2010 10:02 AM