MY MEME ~ Facts about My Life as a Child.

By
Real Estate Agent with Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner

I guess the only way to talk about yourself is to start. Since Karen Webster asked for the facts here they are: 

 Sled dog racing

#1) Early childhood memories of training and racing sled dogs are

fond ones. I think of the fun and the lessons learned about

 responsibility that have served me well in our profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2) In 1969 I joined the Army, became a Warrant OfficerTerry Westbrook in Vietnam

 and learned how to fly Helicopters. I went to Vietnam in 1970 and

 flew "C" Model Huey gun ships for a year. As I told my

mother before I left for Vietnam, "I have become a trained killer".

What a comforting thought for her. Go to the 155th Combat Helicopter Web site.

 

 

 

#3) I'm a bit of a pyromaniac. I love fireworks! I have hosted several 

 July 4th parties in our back yard with a few explosions and some illegalFireworks

 aerial displays. I am trying to stop but every once in a while I need the

 smell of burning gun powder and a good explosion.

 

 

#4) I love competitive games. Right now, it is Golf and Poker. golf terry westbrook

Both are individual and I like the fact that the outcome of the event

is all on me. I find it much more difficult to lose, regardless of the game.

 I used to blame outside influences but when all is said and done, I

determine the outcome and I have to accept that it was all me.

 

 

 

 

 

#5) Working in the Real Estate profession, it became clear to me that outside forces can affect my business. If

we want some control on our business, we need to be involved and contribute to the greater good of the Real

Estate profession. Several years ago I decided to get involved on the local level which eventually evolved into

working on the State and National Association of Realtors. I have learned a tremendous amount from

others while serving. It seems the more I give to these organizations, I always get more in return. In 2006 I

was the proud recipient of The Grand Rapids Association of Realtors "Realtor of the Year" and to my complete

surprise, also recognized as Michigan Realtor of the year. Even though I don't spend my time at these

Associations for recognition, I was very surprised and honored to receive this award. It has given me new

enthusiasm to continue to work to make our association stronger. Terry Westbrook 2006 realtor of the year

 

 

 

Now is the time to select the next MEME candidates

Eric Webster

David Elya

Jan Dyk

 

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Rainer
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Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
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Hey Terry,

Do you still fly a Helicopter? Great Post by the way.

Sean Allen

Dec 29, 2007 10:46 AM #1
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Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor
RE/MAX Properties - Ridgewood, NJ
Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES

Terry,

   Thanks for sharing. You really lead an interesting life.

Sal Poliandro - Bergen County Realtor  

 

Dec 29, 2007 10:52 AM #2
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Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor
5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI - Grand Rapids, MI

Great post, TW.  I'll bet being a trained killer comes in handy in business once in a while, too.  Kidding.

I knew you were a bit of a pyro.  You are so gleeful when you set off those fireworks.

Don't you have a water buffalo to move?

Dec 29, 2007 11:18 AM #3
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Eric Webster
Five Star Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty

Thanks for MEMEing me.  Karen had too.. I guess I'll kill two birds with one stone.

A couple of great moments for me to be in the audience as you were crowned GR and Michigan Realtor of the year.  I was pretty proud of my good friend!

 

Dec 29, 2007 11:54 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

Sean: I thought about it but I was ready to be done with flying after 1100 hours in the air. I might have been a good way to go but it is very expensive to fly Helicopters. Thanks for your comments.

Sal: We live in interesting times and I find it fun to see the choices others have made I hope you enjoyed my post.

Karen: Thanks for the comments no water buffalo for me.

Eric: It was a fun and surprising time for me and maybe I'll be in the audience for you someday.

Dec 29, 2007 10:05 PM #5
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
I will stay very clear of you. My brother was a paratrooper in the Army. He doesn't much care for helicopters again...
Dec 30, 2007 02:46 AM #6
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David Elya
BROOKVIEW REALTY - Rochester, MI
ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR - Broker

Terry,

Nice post. I have posted my meme.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/321319/MeMe-David-Elya-life

See you at the MAR. 

 

Dec 30, 2007 02:54 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

Robert: I think I got most of that out of my system I find it is more fun to hug than fight. That whole 60"s thing about making Love not War makes more sense to me.

Dave: I read your ME ME thanks for sharing.

Dec 30, 2007 03:12 AM #8
Rainer
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Eric Webster
Five Star Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty

SIR: My MEME Assignment is completed! SIR

Dec 30, 2007 03:50 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
Eric:You follow directions so well.
Dec 31, 2007 05:13 AM #10
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Terry,

You and I have a lot in common!  I love dogs, I love to fly, I love fire, I am competitive, and I am a REALTOR(R).  (No REALTOR(R) of the Year though......CONGRATULATIONS!!!)

Thank GOD that you made it out alive from that hellhole, Vietnam!

I listed your meme in my alphabetical meme list.  Thanks for the link!

Have a GREAT 2008!

Lucky :)

Dec 31, 2007 10:02 AM #11
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
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Lucky: I will have a great 2008 and so will you thanks for the comments.
Jan 01, 2008 02:59 AM #12
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