What??? Meme'd! How long do I have left Doc???

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, J Wesley Dowling

 

I have been on AR for two days and I get Meme'd.  What is the deal?  Is there a vaccination to prevent such a thing in the future????  After ruling out Meme being some sort of strange illness, I found that Patrick Canavan of Prudential California Realty was the one who zeroed in on ME!  And he looks like a nice guy too!!

Picture of Real Estate Agent: Patrick Canavan -  Prudential California Realtor (Prudential California Realty)

Patrick Canavan

Sounds like fun and here goes with 5 things no one knows about me!

1.  First of all I am the retired Chief of Police of Shreveport, Louisiana.  Over many years during my spare time I was a private real estate investor.  I would buy commercial and residential properties fix them up and sell them (still do).  After I retired, my wife encouraged me to obtain my realtors' license just to  keep me busy part time.  I obtained my license and needless to say I found out there is no such thing as part time real estate!!!  I think she pulled a "fast one on me".

2.  I also participate with my church "Handicap Ramp Ministry" to build handicap ramps for elderly people who can not afford to hire contractors to do the work.  We have constructed over 80 ramps in our surrounding area during the past seven years.  I never realized how many people need ramps and it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever participated in.

3.  I am also a law enforcement/safety consultant specializing in community development/relations, policy administration and development, school security, work place  safety measures/policy to address workplace violence and I coordinate realtor safety training for our office.

4.  My son and I are avid golfers, fishermen and we hunt a little too!  Louisiana is a great state for sportsmen.

5.  And, last but most important, my wife and are are grandparents!!!!  We have 2 wonderful children and 4 1/2 grandchildren (expect the other 1/2 in November '07).  We enjoy spoiling the grandchildren and handing them back to their parents... HA! HA! 

Galveston, TX 2007

Lft. to Rt.: Janice, Mary Grace, Jim, Anna Claire, Jacob and Mathew.  Beach at Galveston, TX,  June 2007.

I will Meme the following victims!

 

Chris Hayes

Darren Montgomery

Gail Mitchell

 

I will leave you with a quote of the day which may help us become better Realtors!

"Remember to ALWAYS drink up stream from the herd"!

by "Will Rogers"

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
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Jim,

Nice humorous presentation here!  I just added this meme to my alphabetical meme list.  Check it out when you get a chance.

Take care,

Lucky :)

Sep 28, 2007 10:44 PM #1
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Thomas Weiss
Thomas R. Weiss - West Palm Beach, FL

Jim,

I think this is a Terrific Post, You have alot to brag about ;0)

Tom Weiss

Oct 02, 2007 04:36 AM #2
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Jason Sardi
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Very nice look into you Jim.  Tom's right, lots of things to brag about.
Oct 02, 2007 06:43 AM #3
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Mike Mueller
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Jim - you are right, Patrick looked like such a nice guy. Oh well.  They come in all shapes and sizes.

Great Meme.  BTW: I was directed to this by Thomas Weiss http://activerain.com/blogsview/223291/It-not-always-about 

Blog On!  just remember, Smokey says, "Only you can stop this Meme Thing."

(just don't tag me) (...ever!)


Oct 02, 2007 06:57 AM #4
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George Souto
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Jim, nope there isn't a vaccination for MeMe's you just have to take it like a man ... LOL

I had never heard of a "Handicap Ramp Ministry" before, but I think it is a great idea.  OH and by the way if I get a speeding ticket going through Shreveport, Louisiana, can I call on you to fix it :)

And Oh yes you can blame Tom Weiss for sending me over here. 

Oct 02, 2007 08:57 AM #5
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Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Jim,

We all had it done,mine was so long ago I do not even know if you could find it in the group but it was fun.

Oct 02, 2007 09:03 AM #6
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Jim Roberts
Coldwell Banker, J Wesley Dowling - Shreveport, LA

Thanks to everyone for the comments!  I look forward to communicating with everyone.

 

Jim Roberts

www.ChiefRoberts.com

 

Oct 02, 2007 02:05 PM #7
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John R. Pulskamp
Century 21 All Moves - Granada Hills, CA
MA, GRI, SRES, e-PRO

Jim,

Tom sent me here as well.

These MeMes are fun.  It's always interesting to learn about other people.

I've never been to LA, but here in L.A. there is a strong contingent of LA expatriates who maintain connections with LA picnics etc.  All the people I've met from LA have been nice decent folks, so I'm assuming you are as well.  From your post I'd guess my assumption is correct.

That business of building ramps of other people really sounds worth while.

From the picture it looks like you've got a beautiful family!

Oct 03, 2007 03:20 AM #8
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
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Nice to know you Chief, your grandkids are so cute! 
Oct 03, 2007 08:13 AM #9
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Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B)
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Kailua, HI
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You have a beautiful family, thanks for sharing the pix! Yvonne
Oct 03, 2007 09:23 AM #10
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Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Hi Jim,

You are a busy guy, sounds like you married a smart woman! Thanks for sharing your beautiful family and nice to learn more about you. I have been tagged 3x's so don't even think about it....;)

Oct 03, 2007 12:06 PM #11
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