Two for the Dough - I've been MeMe'd

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri

In the past year, I've read many of the MeMe posts. While I enjoyed all of them, I haven't followed the trend and wasn't totally sure what the process was... Then Carole Provenzale "tagged" me for a MeMe! What? Me?

I immediately logged on to AR, clicked the search button and was over whelmed by all the information on MeMe's! During my quest for information, I discovered Sondra Meyer, one of my United Country partners in crime, had tagged me earlier this month! What? Me?

Janet EvanovichI now know more than I thought there was to know about a MeMe...So...

Here we go... Two for the price of one...




1. I grew up in Naperville, Illinois, living in the same house; I am an only child and I wore a uniform every school day until I went to college. I grew up in the same home all my life, never moving until I got married and even then my husband Ray and I only moved one town over. I am an only child and I love it! I never wanted a brother or a sister - I'm probably one of the few that can play Monopoly by themselves and have fun doing it!

2. I am a Richard Nixon buff.  I was born in 1968 and have always been interested in the politics of the 60's and the history of the Vietnam War. In my opinion, Nixon was a fine statesman and had a handle on world dynamics. I have Nixon presidential buttons, magazines, original newspaper headlines, copies of the eulogies given at his funeral, autographed photos and most of his books.

Richard Nixon

3. I am a magazine junkie.  I subscribe to and read a whole range of magazines - from Progressive Farmer, to Oprah, to School Planning & Management, to Taste of Home to Cat Fancy and everything in between. I try to read a least one magazine article and or chapter in a book every night before bed. 

4. I've always wanted to open up a new/used book store.  Since my early teen years, I've had the dream of owning and running my own book store - the dream has changed from new books, to used to both. But, I have always envisioned big, over stuffed chairs, a coffee bar, lots of greenery and lots of light. One of these days, I'll figure out how to turn this dream into a reality.                        Little House Play

5. I am running for a spot on our School Board...Again.I grew up attending a private school and had no idea what to expect when we moved to Missouri and enrolled our children in public school. I've been very pleased with the system. Immediately, I knew I wanted to be part of the positive process of educating our children. This will be my third try - obviously, the first two were un-successful. Even though I've lived here eight years, I'm still an "outsider." (I am guessing I always will be, but that is a whole new post!) 

And with that, I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes, from the one and only, Richard Nixon:


A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

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Ooopps... I forgot to add my tag to my post... so here it is:

Chris Rose, from Salina KS, a leader in Internet marketing.


Irene Gaffigan, from Proctorsville, VT, another United Country broker that isn't afraid to tell it how it is!


Tag you're it...

Jan 29, 2008 02:41 PM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Debbie, Thank you for sharing, you sure stepped up to the plate with your MeMe!  I hope you get that school board position you are seeking and I love your idea of a bookstore, sounds like a place I could live in!
Jan 29, 2008 11:58 PM #2
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

Thanks Carole for the comment and for the tag! I had a great time writing this post!


Jan 30, 2008 01:08 PM #3
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Debbie, I've loved reading about you.  Your choice in magazines is really interesting.  If I had a bookstore, I'd probably be in heaven.  I spend so much money in book stores.  I wish you best of luck on your run for the school board.  I commend you for taking an interest in it. 

I apologize for not having made certain that you knew that I had tagged you and then for taking a while to get to actually read you post. 

Thanks for sharing with us and I look forward to getting to know you better.   



Feb 07, 2008 02:21 AM #4
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Debbie

It was a real joy to read and get

to know you a little more.

Theres a lot of History in the

Grand State of Missouri.

Even if you are from Missouri there are some towns

that will look at you as being an outsider, if you don't

live in the town.

One thing I can tell ya, you want to be as active in your community

as you can. Are you active in the Chamber of Commerce of your town.

Become a Chamber Diplomat.

Send a flower arrangement to new businesses opening in town.

Take it from this Missouri cowboy it works.

Have a good one


Feb 08, 2008 01:34 PM #5
Dawn Rodriguez
HomeRun Title - Hollywood, FL
HomeRun Title - Title Insurance Company
Debbie - Great MeMe! I always try and convince my sister to have another child. I'm always telling her how lonely her daughter must feel. The difference is her daughter does want a brother or sister. Her response to me is that she gets to spoil her daughter with love, affection, attention and material things. She says her daughter is her best friend. I'm glad to hear that it doesn't really have a negative effect on an only child. I guess, I'll lay off with my comments to her. Good luck with the School Board and I wish you luck with your dream of a book store.
Feb 19, 2008 11:32 PM #6
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