This Week...School Days!

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This Week...School Days!


Hard to believe but school has either already started or will be starting in the next few weeks. 



Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. Shakuntala Devi

The first year I was in my community in Leesburg, VA, my neighbor down the street invited me to her annual First Day of School brunch. Mothers and non-mothers were invited to kick back with mimosas and whatever else you serve for brunch. 




Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

The look of joy and freedom was clearly evident in all of the mothers’ faces. 





An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

These days school is so much more than reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. There are after school sports, community service hours, karate lessons, tennis lessons, golf lessons, dance lessons, gymnastics, music get my drift.





The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think all of the above helps to build a well-rounded person but sometimes I’d love to see a little more emphasis placed on just making sure that our children leave our school system knowing how to read and be good citizens of the world. 




Have a beautiful weekend!



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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Suburbs back in session but the city kids in Chicago don't go back until after Labor Day. Enjoy your day!

Aug 17, 2019 04:34 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kathy Streib there are days when I miss teaching.... but not the rules that are in favor of the students today.... I'd be in handcuffs with the disrespect I hear about... 

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin


Aug 17, 2019 05:23 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I like your final sentence, Kathy. So true, we need to emphasis the importance of being a good citizen of the world. My oldest son, and wife, take their young boys on many adventurous trips - Portugal, Spain, Hawaii, and soon France and Italy.   He says it helps them feel a part of something much bigger - and realize their connection to humanity.  I agree. Sadly, not many families have the ability to do this...

On another note, It's hard to believe some of the kids are already back in school. Summer seemed to fly by this year. D 

Aug 17, 2019 05:47 AM #3
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is that time of year, I am happy though that schools in NH go back after Labor day. Kids get to enjoy 3 more weeks of summer, have a good weekend

Aug 17, 2019 06:10 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... education was #1 in my house growing up. To this day, I remember my mother always saying "first, get your education; then go do whatever you want to do."

Aug 17, 2019 06:12 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Without a good education the doors for oppurtunity and not always open. Wow our Florida kids have already gone back to school this week. Short month for them.

Aug 17, 2019 06:24 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that it is a big relief for parents when school begins, kids can surely be a lot to handle.  I have learned that with my niece and nephews.

Aug 17, 2019 06:46 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy Streib - we came back up north just as school was starting in Florida but took advantage of the tax free weekend there.

Aug 17, 2019 07:08 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What Martin Luther King said is exactly what so many are lacking in their education, one to think intensively and to think critically.

Aug 17, 2019 07:12 AM #9
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I see the moms I know gearing up for back to school in our area.  They anxiously await that big  yellow school bus coming down the street and whisking away the kids.

Aug 17, 2019 07:47 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I remember school always starting the first day after labor day growong up.  I see so many kids walking to school now.  

Aug 17, 2019 11:13 AM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy parent will have to wait one more week around here before they send off the little bundles of joy off to school

Aug 17, 2019 02:54 PM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I still love going old school . I remember longing to go back to school and seeing my friends  Kathy Streib 

Aug 17, 2019 11:33 PM #13
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

At that time in my life, I just wanted to get it over with.  Looking back, that was not the right decision, sigh

Aug 18, 2019 12:14 AM #14
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I worked at a software company for several years, and one thing I learned was how valuable education is.  For example, we had young people who had come out of war torn areas like Bosnia.  One girl in particular was 20.  She landed here in the U.S. both her parents had been killed during the fighting in her home country.  She came to work at our company because she could program computers.  In a few years, she married another well educated refugee from the same part of the globe.  Together, they made a life for themselves, started a family, and were quite successful.  I sold them a wonderful home in an upscale part of the Greater Sacramento region.  NONE of that would have been possible without the education they had.  What I learned is that even if every monetary, material thing is taken from you.  Even if your family is destroyed.  If you have an education, you can dust yourself off, and begin anew!

Aug 18, 2019 12:32 AM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Aug 18, 2019 12:34 AM #16
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I asked Jack and Thomas when they go back to school and they both cringed. Tom said "Neena, don't say the "S" word!"

Aug 18, 2019 03:52 PM #17
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I love this - it brings back so many memories, Kathy.

One that I thought you'd enjoy - about those Mimosas...really, it was about the Mimosas and we MAY or may not remember to bring a brunch item! As long as we had plenty of OJ and champagne, that's all that mattered! LOL

Aug 18, 2019 10:14 PM #18
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kathy - there's a very important message in this post and I don't need another mimosa to find it.  Although, if one found its way into my hand...well...I digress...

Aug 19, 2019 05:47 AM #19
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