Gold Stars Are Great!

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Real Estate Agent with Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island BK3351211

                                                    

WOW!  I got my first  from the Active Rain staff!  Thank you! 

When Rob and I were growing up, Mom and Dad Bob and Dee Lang 

created an incentive program that lasted for years.  Some of the features, as I remember them, were:

 Keep room clean.

 Keep bathroom clean.

 Do dishes.

 Take out trash.

 Do homework.

 Be home before street light went on.

 Get along with brothers.

 Obey parents.

Nothing earth shaking, just doing what was right.  When we did what was right, we received a  .  Thursday night was Family Night.  If all three boys had a  week, then Mom and Dad would buy a new board game (or something special) that we would share together as a family.  (Hey Rob, do you remember the Video Village game?)  If we didn't have a great week, we still shared together as a family on Family Night. 

On Active Rain, we get a  when we have a great post.  Here's the best part of Active Rain...if you don't have a great week, you can still share with your Active Rain family and you don't have to wait until Thursday night!

Well, this past week Rob and I both received a  from Active Rain.

This past week, February 8, Mom and Dad celebrated 55 years of marriage!!!  Congratulations and thank you for all the positive encouragement you have been to us and countless others throughout your lives!!!

Rob, congrats on your  .

Mom and Dad, I could never give you enough!!!

For what it's worth.....here's your gold star: gold star

(Sorry about the artwork.  Little brother Brian brian and luanne got all the "drawing genes")

Love,

Lucky :)  

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Lucky Lang Davenport Iowa Real Estate for Sale

Lucky Lang, SRES®, RFC, M.I.S.

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Premiere Plus Realty, 886 Park Ave. #103, Marco Island, FL 34145

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Rainmaker
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
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You and your father have identical posture.  You look so much alike.
Feb 09, 2007 10:49 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Chris,

Thanks for the compliment!

Lucky :)

Feb 09, 2007 10:59 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Hi Lucky, I really loved this post. I can tell you make your parents very proud. Here's one fro me:

Feb 10, 2007 12:05 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
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Thanks!  A gold star all the way from Florida!

That's a beauty!!!

Lucky :)

Feb 10, 2007 12:13 AM #4
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Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN
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This was way too cool.  Nice family , you made my day.
Feb 10, 2007 02:35 AM #5
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Congrats on your first gold star.  There will be many more in teh future I am sure.  Very nice family.
Feb 10, 2007 07:14 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
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Thanks, Bob & Randy, for the kind words!

Lucky :)

Feb 10, 2007 08:32 AM #7
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Rob Lang
At Home Kansas - Lawrence, KS
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Yes, Lucky, I loved the Video Village game and Tripoly and Concentration and ...   So whoever got the Video Village game anyway?  I wonder if it could be found on eBay, etc.

BB (no, not Broker Bryant -- Big Brother)  :)

 

Feb 10, 2007 08:48 AM #8
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Lucky Lang
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Rob,

I don't know what happened to any of them.  Maybe Brian knows (he has a younger brain).

Feb 10, 2007 10:16 AM #9
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Brian Lang

Lucky,

      Yes, I remember Video Village ( eBay item 110088489371) , Password ( eBay item 250081261476 ) , Mouse Trap ( eBay item 260083957734 ) , Candyland ( eBay item 260085096112 ) , Twister ( eBay item 300078207433 ) , Concentration ( eBay item 120083402408 ) and I also remember the Hercules Jr. 15 lb. steel barbell set. Of these items, I got the barbell set after you moved. Later I was given your half of the 110 lb. "Healthkit" plastic barbell set we bought together from Uncle Chuck for $15.

       Well, what do you think, is there any chance for the "baby" to get a "Gold Star"?? I also remember the Silver Stars for the week. Check marks came all week, each day for doing our chores. If we missed a check on one day, it was a Silver Star for that week. Perfect score of seven checks yielded you a Gold Star for the week. This worked as incentive for competitiveness between the 3 boys. I think there must still be some of that driving force in the three of us. ( At least for me!! ;-)   )

       We Love You Mom & Dad and a Happy 55th Anniversary From Brian (#3 ) & Luanne ( We're proud of the whole damn family!!! )

Feb 10, 2007 11:43 AM #10
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Rob Lang
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Wow Brian!!  What a list!  Brian's Gold StarHere's your gold star LB (little brother).

Do you remember another incentive program that was rank in the army.  I remember making it up to corporal but spent a lot of time as buck private!!

Rob

Feb 10, 2007 02:48 PM #11
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
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Congratulations Lucky!  It must be a midwest thing.  I was gold starred througout my life!

Feb 10, 2007 04:14 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
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Brian: I knew your memory would set us straight!  Thanks, #3!

Rob: Now that you mentioned it, yes, I do remember that!  That's too funny.  Buck Private, I remember well!

Renee: I just went back to your home page and read that you grew up in Omaha!  When I first read your home page I didn't make it down that far and just assumed you grew up in Vegas.  Did your husband work on the riverboat casino in Omaha before you moved to Nevada?  I'll bet (pardon the pun) that is interesting work!  I guess selling real estate in Vegas would be pretty cool, too, huh?  My wife, Laura, and I will be coming to NAR's convention this fall and staying at the Hilton's new resort.  We bought a condo time share there and have never stayed in it yet.  Do you know where this is?  What do you think of it?

Thanks to all for commenting!

Lucky :) 

Feb 10, 2007 10:15 PM #13
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Lucky Lang, II
Personal Investor - Davenport, IA

Great post! When I talked to Grandma this morning she mentioned this post and told me about how she read it and cried because it meant so much to her.

BTW,  I have the tripoly game. I got it when you moved to your new house. You're more then welcome to have it back since I was only using it for the poker chips until I got a set of my own (even though now you own a set that I got you too).

Feb 13, 2007 10:09 AM #14
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Lucky Lang
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Lucky II,

The tripoly game that you have your mother and I bought about 20 years ago to play with Rick and Sue.

Thanks for the new chips!

Lucky :)    (Dad)

Feb 13, 2007 12:46 PM #15
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