Love Is In The Air - Literally!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Dagny's Real Estate

Love Is In The Air - Literally!

Gardening and landscaping has always been a huge hobby of mine.   We have two acres, and I have over the past thirty years, pretty much landscaped every inch of it.   It wasn't my fault.   All of my bushes and perennials kept having babies!    The babies had to go somewhere - in the beginning, I would have "Nursery" sections in my wild woods.   These little seedlings would get big enough where I would have to clear some trees out, and begin to plant properly.  

My son had the same love for the land, and used to help me while he was around.   Then he grew up and left!    I placed an ad at the high school for some help, as I needed some help to be able to maintain this monster of a yard I had created.   A college kid named Derek answered the ad, and for the next 6 years or so in the summers, he would pop over the day he got out of school to "play" for some extra hours every week.    We cultivated quite a property here over those years!   And we both learned a lot!

Derek grew up and left just like my son, but would still come back for dinners several times a year, and of course get a banana bread to take home!   banana bread

This past year he called and asked if he could have me help him find a home to purchase for himself and his fiancee.   We had lots of laughs and good times looking for that special house, and finally found it!  

Then the wedding, which was too far away for me, but a very special day anyway, as I spent it thinking about them...  

My very special buddies are happily in a home - and married, too!  

 

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What a great story, Dagny.  And, you've taken excellent care of all of your babies.  - Debbie

Feb 25, 2014 08:50 PM #1
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Working at the dating their mate... encourage them to keep that knot tied tightly.

Feb 25, 2014 09:00 PM #2
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What a wonderful tale, Dagny. It makes me smile.

Feb 25, 2014 09:06 PM #3
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Good morning, Dagny.... this is the second nice story I've read this morning.... lucky you and your young friend, Derek....

Feb 25, 2014 09:12 PM #4
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Dagny, that is truly a love story, and hope you found another young lad to help with that large yard of yours!

Feb 25, 2014 10:45 PM #5
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Dagny, there is where you cultivated more than a yard. Very nicely done

Feb 25, 2014 11:30 PM #6
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Sweet story! Happy to hear that Derek had you to help him find their perfect first home!  

Feb 25, 2014 11:34 PM #7
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Dagny that is a special memory for you, but did you give them a special memory in return by stopping by with one of your banana breads? :)

Feb 26, 2014 12:54 AM #8
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George - He has been getting banana breads since he was in college at least 2-3 times a year!    and dinners....

Feb 26, 2014 12:59 AM #9
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What a great story Dagny! I too love working in my yard and have created a monster. Can you send Derek some of your plants for his new yard?  I bet he would love them and remember you and the great times you had, always!

Feb 26, 2014 02:16 AM #10
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Good morning Dagny. I love your feel good stories, great job finding the right home for this couple. Love banana bread, hint hint.

Feb 26, 2014 06:38 PM #11
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Dagny, what a very nice story! I would love to see some photos of your yard!

Mar 02, 2014 06:37 AM #12
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Hello Dagny,

What a lovely love story for our contest - yes, love is in the air here too!

Mar 03, 2014 12:51 AM #13
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