Thankful for Living in this Era

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

In addition to living life in California, there is another component to the “time-space” realm I’m grateful for.  It is my being born in this era with so much advancement and technological change.

I was born late in life to my mother and father.  Before my dad’s birth there were no airplanes.  And, my mother was born before women were given the right to vote.

When I consider all changes to our world in just my lifetime, I am amazed!  I often wish I could bring mom and dad back from the otherside for a visit. I would love watching their faces while showing them our advancements since they passed - Dad in 1966 and Mom in 1975.  Terms like “internet” and “blogging” would certainly bring blank stares.  And, cell phones would certainly amaze!

This month Debbie Reynolds (the Real Debbie Reynolds) is hosting a 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge.  This is Day 6.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat and imagine how our great great grand children will think when they are living in their era....

Nov 20, 2016 07:48 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Barbara Todaro - I imagine that quite often!  I'm wondering if the advent of Teleportation (Beam me up, Scotty), will come by using the "space-time" continuum, or by demolecularization, and reassembly!  Inquiring minds wish to know!

Nov 20, 2016 09:05 PM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - This is so true. I often wonder what my mother and father who are no longer here would think of today's advancements. Of course we can always go back in time and talk about things like typewriters or phone booths to our little ones and get the same blank stare. 

Nov 20, 2016 09:23 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Much has changed during our lifetimes. My father was born in 1902 and died in 1967. 

Nov 20, 2016 10:41 PM #4
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat .  We do live in an amazing time, don't we?  

Nov 20, 2016 11:11 PM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a beautiful post, and I agree we do live in an amazing time.  My father was born in 1919, and my mother in 1929.  They witnessed the beginning of the computer age and were first adapters...My mother did have a smart phone.  A

Nov 20, 2016 11:38 PM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Myrl Jeffcoat, unreal how far we have come in the last 50 years and I wonder how soon till we are selling homes on other planets


Nov 20, 2016 11:45 PM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Some of us forget that we are all here for a purpose and some of us take a whole lifetime figuring out what that purpose is Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 21, 2016 12:15 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such great things to be thankful for and I agree, this era is fun to live in too!  I hope that your day is being enjoyed!

Nov 21, 2016 12:19 AM #9
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent


Ron and Alexandra Seigel and Roy Kelley - My dad was born in 1898 and my mother in 1910.  Things are dramatically changed from then!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I drug out a typewriter that I had in the back of a closet and showed it to a young grandchild a few years ago!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - I remember someone saying it takes a lifetime for some to learn what their purpose is, and by then it's almost too late to do anything about it!

Nov 21, 2016 12:55 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think about what my parents thought about modern day miracles being born in 1913 and 1910 like when we went to the Moon. Nedical advances and the internet alone qualify as miracles to me in advancing my business and beating cancer.

Nov 21, 2016 01:04 AM #11
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

We certainly have come a long way baby!!!!  Can you imagine going back to the 1950's with what we know now?

Nov 21, 2016 03:20 AM #12
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Mryl,  I often marvel and all that I have seen in my short lifetime. I marvel at all of the changes in and around the area where I live as well. 

Nov 21, 2016 04:32 AM #13
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Myrl, You are so correct about all these tecnology advancements we have seen in the last 40-50 years. My Mom and Dad both passed away in 1983 and they would be amazed if they could see what we are doing these days. Have a great remainder to your day. 

Nov 21, 2016 05:46 AM #14
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I am not sure how we lived before cell really seems to help us so much in our daily lives and business!

Nov 21, 2016 06:11 AM #15
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Myrl: My grandmother used to tell me about living in a time before there were airplanes, and how incredible it was to watch the first planes take to the air, and she was astonished we could land on the moon. I don't think she would have liked the internet. Does it seem to you that we have made vast advances over the last 10 or 20 years, though? Like everything hummed along and then all of a sudden, bingo, technology took a giant leap?

Nov 21, 2016 08:57 AM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I remember going to the airport to watch the planes take off. That was in the late 50's and early 60's. Boy have things changed. Now you can't get close to the planes.

Nov 21, 2016 11:56 AM #17
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I cannot imagine doing this job without our techology. I hope all is well with you!

Dec 14, 2016 07:00 PM #18
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