Thank You Mrs. Hamilton wherever you are.

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Yesterday, I was reading a blog by John and Erma Nelson of Alamo Heights a suburb of San Antonio. In the blog, the schools of Alamo Heights were mentioned. Although, I did not live in Alamo Heights I was zoned there. I took an Algebra class there the summer before my freshman year in high school. I had been so “advanced” I was put in a class in 8th grade where you teach yourself and grade yourself amazing how I made an “A”. I then panicked and fessed up to my mom that I really felt I was weak in math and probably need to go to summer school before I went to high school. Alamo Heights is a really neat high school. I had a teacher named Mrs. Hamilton she was a tiny thing and although she was young she dressed like a proper school “marm” you read about. She wore the old fashioned suits and hair up in a bun. I always wondered why she did this as she had absolutely gorgeous red hair and was very thin. She not only was a fantastic algebra teacher she taught me what I consider my 1st life lesson and I am thankful I recognized it as such. She told us, “Always be stingy with your time because you can never get it back.”

           I remember thinking that was deep and so powerful. I must say I have thought of that over the years and I think it is always important especially it is most important when you have little ones. I spent all the time I could with them as I was a working mom. I knew that one day they would grow up and have their own busy lives and they do. So, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart Mrs. Hamilton wherever you are.

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your story.  Many of can recall teachers that make a big difference in our lives.

Have a very special week.

Mar 12, 2013 01:11 AM #1
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
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Excellent artice Yolanda Cordova! Keep up the good work. Contact Yolanda for all your Katy TX real estate needs (281) 804-9265. Have a nice day!

Mar 12, 2013 02:33 AM #2
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Good afternoon Yolanda.

That was a great advice she gave you.

Enjoy life.

Mar 12, 2013 06:31 AM #3
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Your blog is a  very nice tribute to Mrs Hamilton where evr she is located these days. Maybe you should try Facebook as you never know. Life lessons are so important especially those that stay with you.

Mar 12, 2013 07:05 AM #4
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Great tribute indeed to Mrs Hamilton. Those are things that mean a lot to instructors!!!

Mar 12, 2013 08:00 AM #5
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Yolanda, I have no doubt that many teachers made a real contribution to my life. One in particular I will never forget although he has passed on. However, to this day I still find myself remembering him and his many thoughts about life. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 12, 2013 09:55 AM #6
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

This is such a sweet blog post. Wouldn't it be awesome if she came across it. You never know. It has happened to me!

Mar 13, 2013 01:40 PM #7
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Yolanda:  It is interesting that you should be talking about someone named Hamilton. 

My mother's family name was Hamilton.  Her father was John Cornelius Hamilton.  His father was John Church Hamilton, and his father was Alexander Hamilton.  THE Alexander Hamilton... the one whose picture is on the Ten Dollar Bill.  When I figured that out, I almost fell off my chair.

Mar 14, 2013 03:40 PM #8
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Yolanda, I have a question.  I have noticed that when you have a picture and lots of wording in your posts... like this one... you put the picture by itself first, and then follow it up with your text.  Is there some reason you do not wrap your text around your photos?  I am just curious.

Mar 14, 2013 03:43 PM #9
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