And the MeMe goes to............ ME!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HOMEFRONT Realty WA State Licence #23384

I guess it's my turn. Late last night I came down to turn of my computer when I saw I had an AR contact.  It was Lisa Bosques giving me the "Kapowie" of a MeMe - yep that is what she said - Kapowie:  ok I couldn't find a definition except at the "Urban Dictionary" well umm - X-Rated so I will just leave it at I was tagged for a MeMe!!  Lisa I really enjoyed reading yours!!  

When you read Lisa's post, "I've Been MeMe'd!!!" you will find out that we have one thing in common and one thing we are total opposites on. OK, well I am going to give you 5 things. I guess the older we are the more "five things" we have so it was sort of strange choosing so I picked a variety! Enjoy! Oh, and no laughing!!!

  1. I am a member of the 1976 AA Washington State Football Championship Team. My first varsity letter was in football. I wasn't a "manager".  I was a trainer.  I attended and was certified to perform certain training duties like wrapping and taping. That was back in the day when girls could hardly even play sports so it was very controversial. My girlfriend and I were interviewed several times by local TV stations. At a couple of play-off games the parents of the opposing teams yelled and threw things as we walked across the field with our jerseys on - our coach didn't tell them that we were the trainers - they thought we were players. Title IX was a good thing for girls!!! The second varsity letter was in track. I ran the 440 and the mile relay.

  2. I was married once for 24 years and 11 months. During that time I raised two outstanding young men. One is a Police Officer in Washington State and the other is an Investigator.

  3. I was born on March 17th - St Patrick's Day - and I am not Irish, I don't like beer and hated any food my Mother would make on that day using green food coloring!!!

  4. In 2004 I married the love of my life - my soul mate.  I had always thought that the whole "soul mate" thing was just so  stupid until I met this man. He is amazing. I almost didn't even go out with him because he is so much younger than me. I had to become ok with a huge age difference - I am so glad I did!! My husband is 17 years younger than I am - but we are still two peas in a pod.!!

  5. I was affected by the Vietnam War in my youth and have now been affected by the Iraq War as an adult. My husband has served two tours and I am trying to figure out how I will survive the third. My favorite quote -  

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

 

 

 

 

 

Now, to select 3 A|R colleagues to MeMe.  I am choosing my friends from up North in Alaska. Alaska is my second home, that is where my husband is stationed.  He lives there and I live in WA.  So I feel a connection with these A|R'ers. So ..............

Jesse & Kathy Clifton

Sara Lee Edwards

and one fellow Washingtonian

Corey W. Feldon

Please tell us all 5 things about yourself...

The rules: put a link back here in the comment section to your MeMe; tag your post "meme;" & post it to the group: "MeMe".   Lucky Lang is keeping track of everyone who's been MeMe'd; apparently there's a "3 Strikes You're Out!" rule. You can see a fairly complete list here in Lucky's, Meme Tutorial and Alphabetical Index of all Memes on Active Rain!

 

 

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Jo SossAuthor:Jo Soss

Jo Soss is the designated Broker and the owner of Homefront Realty in Bremerton Washington. Selling real estate in the greater Puget Sound area since 1994 she has vast knowledge in all aspects of a real estate transaction. Using today's technology with her signature personal service allows her to achieve complete customer satisfaction.
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Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Hi, Jo: 

I enjoyed your MEME... (I just wrote my first one last night and it was not an easy thing to write!), so I know what it takes to pour out your soul here!  Your marriage sounds wonderful and difficult at the same time... being apart from your soul mate can't be easy, but then how few people ever really find that special person to share their lives!  Give him our best regards on the upcoming tour of duty!  Prayers, too!

Jan 22, 2008 03:10 PM #15
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Jan, I just went over and read yours. I read most of it last night while I was writing and forgot to go back - glad I did. :) thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I can do separations - we do it every day. I just hate doing separations when there are IED's involved - thanks again.
Jan 22, 2008 03:36 PM #16
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Michael La Fay
Meadow Lakes Supply Co. - Wasilla, AK

I'm sorry it took so long to get around to responding!

I did not know your husband is stationed here... where is he located?

Way to go on the younger man! I went the opposite direction myself :-) Mike is 12 years older than me.

Great first Meme.... but your not safe... you'll be tagged again! BWAHAHAHAHA!

Jan 23, 2008 04:04 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Sara, My husband is in the Navy, stationed with the Marine Corps on the Air Force base Elmendorf! Funny huh!! Today he is flying home for 2 weeks of leave!! I will be up in Alaska I hope in June!! I wanted to be there in Feb but he has to go to New Orleans and then in March to Montana - So I am going to wait until the salmon derby in June :)
Jan 23, 2008 04:13 AM #18
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Kay Perry
Kay Perry, Broker - College Station, TX
Hi Jo, You go girl with your young husband...way to go.  Enjoyed your meme....
Jan 23, 2008 12:59 PM #19
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Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
Retired
You know, I really think the "all the sisters were born on holidays" should have made it into your meme.  All I can say is your parents have great timing. :) haha   I love the quote, btw.  One of my favorites.  Enjoy the next two weeks!  Sorry you're going to miss Rondy... but June will be spectacular!  Great meme. :)
Jan 23, 2008 05:27 PM #20
Rainmaker
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M A
Boston, MA

Jo,

Great MeMe.  (I always think of singing when I write that... Me me me me me me meeeeeee)

That's really neat about you and the football team.... although... I find it hard to believe you were in high school in 1976.

Congrats on the soul mate.... it really is special when you find yours!

Jan 25, 2008 07:20 AM #21
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Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Loved the MeMe and I'm glad you found your soul mate and do me a favor and thank him for his service to our country. Some of us out here still appreciate what he and others like him are doing!

Jan 25, 2008 04:04 PM #22
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Sarah Nopp
South Sound, WA

Hey Jo-

I got your call the other day and just didn't get a chance to call back yet! I will look you up when I get that way in the next month. My grandma lives in Silverdale, so I try to make it there every decade or so (eek!).

Jan 25, 2008 05:37 PM #23
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Kay, Thanks for reading. He really is an old soul anyway :)
Jan 26, 2008 05:37 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Jesse & Kathy, Is funny about the holidays huh? My oldest son was born on the anniversary of the Mount St Helen's explosion! I am getting excited for fishing season!! I need to get over and read your MeMe!!!
Jan 26, 2008 05:39 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Martin, Thanks for all the great comments - yes I am as old as the state of Alaska!!  I am trying to get into shape so that when I turn 50 I can run the Mt Marathon race in Seward. I watched it last year and I would love to do it for my 50th bang!! Race
Jan 26, 2008 05:43 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Todd, Thank you so much. I will thank my husband. He loves what he does. He love this country like no one I have ever met!!
Jan 26, 2008 05:44 AM #27
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Sarah, I bet when you received that call you were like "what?" lol!! Rich, made the dare so off I went to the phone!! Yeah, give a call the day before and those of us over here could all go do the coffee thang :)
Jan 26, 2008 05:46 AM #28
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Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
Retired
Ok, I guess I had a brain cramp... I was tagging the folks for the next round of MeMe's and forgot to put a link back here... and on Sara Lee's blog.  Oops.  Tagged by the MeMe Machine... Part I and Part II.  :)  I hope you're having fun with the hubby home!
Jan 27, 2008 10:07 PM #29
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Lance Winslow
The Car Wash Guy - Malibu, CA
Thank you husband for his service to our nation, my brother just got back from Iraq, gets out of the USMC in March, did three stints in Iraq, things are much better now. Be Well, Lance
Feb 03, 2008 06:28 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Lance, I will. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, things are much better now.
Feb 04, 2008 04:04 AM #31
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Jo,

Thanks for the mention and thanks for the heads up of your meme!  You are now listed in my alphabetical meme list.

I pray your Soul Mate stays safe!

Take care,

Lucky :)

Feb 05, 2008 10:14 PM #32
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Lucky, Thanks for the kind words and thank you for taking the time to keep this all under control :)
Feb 06, 2008 07:52 AM #33
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Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Jo

Glad to meet ya, and get to know ya a little better for sure.

You are a very up standing lady.

I enjoyed reading your meme.

Tell your husband from one Navy man to another, Thanks for his fine service

to our Grand Country.

Have a good one

Dale

 

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