The Home That Remains With Us Like A First Love.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gateway 0225 070 495

 It was all about The Home we were in.

 

         On July 20, 1969, forty five years ago Neil Armstrong took his famous walk on the moon.  Last weekend was a weekend of reflection as so many recalled where they were on that evening and how they felt.  It was a night to remember.  The news, blogs and posts I read were filled with so many lovely memories and stories. 

 

        It seems it was a time, perhaps a moment, when everyone stopped and watched.  It was a united feeling of joy for the astronaut's safety and accomplishments.  And with that night came an emotional inspiration for what the future could be.

 

        But more than those collective feelings that we all shared, what struck me most was where I was.  It was all about the home we were in.  I could not help but look back on all the wonderful memories that home gave to us as a young family and still holds within it's walls.

 

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        Although we have all moved on and those days have passed, our old home is still there and it is where our memories go back to all the time. 

 

        It is where my sister and I sang in harmony out our bedroom windows at night, it is where we built tents made of sheets and blankets, met our childhood friends that we still have today, spent summers in the pool, dinners under a yellow fringed patio umbrella, days riding bikes down a dangerously steep hill with hands up in the air, days when our Mom and Dad were young, we were all together as siblings, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and we lived in THAT home that gave us a beautiful life and so many cherished childhood memories. 

 

        It was no house, it was a home.  A home that is forever etched in our psyche and memories.  A home that is an extension of who we are today.

 

        Yes, we always say how important homes are, we are in the business.  But it really does strike you on anniversaries like this, remembering the night of July 20th, 1969. When we really do realize..."my gosh that was a wonderful home," and we know it will always remain with us like a First love.

 

 

 

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Kathleen Vetrano

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Certified Negotiating Expert

 

Kathleen Vetrano Realtor Falls Church Virginia

RE/MAX Gateway

9990 Fairfax Blvd. Ste 160

Fairfax,VA 22030

Direct: 703-850-9663

Virginia Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent

With offices in Fairfax, Chantilly,Lorton,

Gainesville and Loudoun 

      

email: KathleenVetrano@gmail.com

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Kathleen Vetrano
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Hi Joe - That is so wonderful.  You are a lucky man.  Thanks so much for your comment, loved it!

Jul 27, 2014 06:09 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Your words ring so true about homes that seem like first loves.  My childhood home was an older Victorian home.  The floor plan wasn't well thought out, when I look back at it.  Yet, it had so much charm in my childhood thoughts.  I remember the walk-in closet in my room.  As a child, it seemed like a house within a house.

Jul 29, 2014 01:31 PM #13
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Ahhh yes Myrl, memories of magical places.  The walk in closets and any small cozy nook, we always found them playing hide and seek.  Even the igloos built outside when the blizzards came were part of the magic. 

Those homes of ours hold such wonderful memories.  Home ownership is so much more then we all talk about as adults!! 

Jul 29, 2014 02:15 PM #14
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Patricia Kennedy
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Kathleen, I watched the moon walk on a little TV set in a 5th floor walk up apartment I shared in New York with two roommates.  It was pretty cool. 

Jul 29, 2014 02:52 PM #15
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Laura Cerrano
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I had one of those TVs I think, Pat!

Jul 29, 2014 03:45 PM #16
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Nina Hollander
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What a lovely perspective on a home being a home and not just a house. I've lived in a few places (mostly as an adult) that I feel that way about.

Jul 29, 2014 10:45 PM #17
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Paula McDonald
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Thank you for sharing this!  A home is such an important part of our lives and as agents should never be lost on us when doing business.

Jul 29, 2014 11:29 PM #18
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Kathleen Vetrano
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Hi Patricia, we also had one of those little TVs in a room.  Loved watching old movies on it.  Sometimes I think "how did we watch them on that?" But we did and it was great.

Watching the walk on the moon in NYC must have been amazing. What a moment in time that must have been!

Jul 30, 2014 06:01 AM #19
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Kathleen Vetrano
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Hi Laura, thank you for stopping by. Sounds like a lot of us had them! Have a great day.
Jul 30, 2014 06:04 AM #21
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Kathleen Vetrano
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Hi Nina, our memories are so tied up with our homes whether we realize it or not.  The place where memories were made.  We're lucky to have these treasured gifts.  Thanks for your comment!

Jul 30, 2014 06:10 AM #22
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathleen

I totally enjoyed reading your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 30, 2014 06:32 AM #23
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Kathleen Vetrano
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Paula-  I agree whole heartedly Paula, so important.  Thank you so very much for reading it and for your input.

Lou-  Well thank you Lou, as you know I really enjoy reading your posts.  Thanks so much.

Jul 30, 2014 01:48 PM #25
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Inna Ivchenko
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I agree with you. You need to fall in love with a place, feel that 'it is home' or has a potential to become one.

Jul 30, 2014 05:01 PM #26
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Patricia Kennedy
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Hey, Kathleen!  I incuded this post in today's Last Week's Favorites. 

Aug 03, 2014 12:38 AM #27
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Kathleen: Great blog post. While we can never turn back time physically, our minds are our own personal 'time machine' and we are able to re-live the pleasant memories that have shaped our lives. Thanks!

Aug 03, 2014 12:43 AM #28
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Debbie Reynolds
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What a wonderful walk down memory lane. Whenever I travel and am near the places where I lived I like to drive by. The houses look so little to me now. Yours was huge.

Aug 03, 2014 01:19 AM #29
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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So well written....your love shines through.   The home I grew up in is still there too.  It's over an hour away and not an area I travel to that often but I do love to ride by when in the area.  So many memories.

Aug 03, 2014 01:34 AM #30
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Laura Cerrano
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I was compelled by Patricia Kennedy  to revisit this post. I'm moved! That should be the goal when buying any home: making magic! :)

 

Love and light,

Laura

Aug 03, 2014 07:52 AM #31
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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There are so many things we will forget about the past, but our feelings about family times spent in our childhood homes will never change and will always be something to cherish.

Aug 03, 2014 10:53 PM #32
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Kathleen Vetrano
RE/MAX Gateway - Falls Church, VA
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You are so right Susan.  There are many things we forget but not the homes.  Thanks for commenting.

Aug 04, 2014 03:27 PM #33
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