Familiar old sounds

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Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

While growing up in North Carolina years ago I can vividly remember certain sounds that stay with me even today. The sound of a train whistle miles away, blowing at night. The heat radiators in the winter coming alive with their snap crackle and pop sounds. And the Mourning Dove.

As I was sitting in my office this morning, wondering what to write about, I heard outside my window, the call of a mourning dove coming from somewhere in my backyard. I have not heard this sound in many, many years. It is quite distinctive. Upon hearing it this morning, I immediately flashed back 45 years ago to my childhood home, where I often heard this sound.

The plaintive cry of the Mourning Dove this morning brought back great memories. It's funny how a sound, taste, or smell can open the flood gates to your memories. What sounds bring back memories for you? Are they good memories? I will leave you this morning with a short video featuring a Mourning Dove's call, just like the one my new backyard friend is singing right now. Make it a great day!

 

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage

 

Ph. 770.713.1545

www.denboerhomes.com

 

I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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The wind in the pines vibrating and make a whisper hum. I hear that lonesome train a comin'... cue the Johnny Cash song and here, slip on a black shirt, dark glasses and well you know. Small rural country living is so rewarding! You can gear yourself think because no one is in your face shouting, wagging a finger and madder than a wet hen. Community videos do the job of showing what it is like in your area best!

Jan 22, 2015 10:22 PM #1
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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
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Ah! The sound of a train nearby or a train whistle takes me back too. 

Takes me back to my summers in NC. 

I now live in a rural area, but I believe the wind must blow in my direction for me to hear the train.

Still, when I hear it, I'm transported to childhood on my grandparent's farm in NC.

I also hear the Morning Dove in summer when the windows are open.

Jan 22, 2015 10:23 PM #2
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Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
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Good morning Peter den Boer I have the same thoughts of things that bring back memories. And the sound of a dove cooing is a very pleasant sound to hear.

Jan 22, 2015 10:24 PM #3
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
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Andrew - So True!

Lenn - Could it be a NC thing? Thanks for stopping by!

Ted - Yes, it is.

Jan 22, 2015 10:25 PM #4
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Peter,

Now that is a peaceful way to start the day...thanks for the thoughts on what brings our memories to us.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Jan 22, 2015 10:47 PM #5
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Harold Smith
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices - Acworth, GA

I heard the same Dove sounds from  when I was a kid out in the country where I lived,  small farm, up state New York. 

Jan 24, 2015 10:49 AM #6
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