Thanksgiving 2021 is getting closer and closer...

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01238708

Thanksgiving 2021 is getting closer and closer, I hope you have ordered your Turkey and have bought most of your supplies for the 'eating feast' or should I say " Eating Fest"?

To me Thanksgiving is the ultimate American Holiday, it breaks my heart when I see people decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving. A total disrespect of the American History and tradition of Thanksgiving. If you study or recall American history, in 1621 the Plymouth Colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared a feast that we now call the Thanksgiving celebration, non other than in Cape Cod,  Massachusetts.

So with that said I have been celebrating it proudly every year since 1967 when we came to this great country of ours. I have  always been grateful for President LBJ letting my parents in, because it took his intervention to get us in.....

Hence I made a commitment to serve this great country with what little I could and the returns were incredible.  I will just say, having been a Realtor now for over 27 years I would not have been able to achieve the success that I have if it was not for the Military Training  and Confidence, that I have learned. 


So thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS  for inspiring me to continue the Active Journey blogging about being Grateful during the few days before Thanksgiving. Keeping in mind I am grateful every day for what we have and what I have achieved. I am also grateful for the friendships I have developed on this platform.

So with that said let me share some old photos from my Airborne School Yearbook. There are some of you who might have seen them and are laughing at me and saying  oh "here he goes again":)))) Well maybe I might share some more in the next few days.

Thank you for reading and if you need a focused Goal Oriented Realtor who will look out for you  in the greater Los Angeles in buying or selling properties, please reach out to me directly.




Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) or visit one of my websites at I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708



Comments (18)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Endre -  you have shared your gratitude with everyone in your country.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 18, 2021 03:44 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What a great story Endre. I am one who has not seen your Airborne School Yearbook photo and I an glad you included it again!

Nov 18, 2021 04:00 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like seeing the photos of when you were younger so I do hope that you will share more of them.

Nov 18, 2021 04:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Endre... I, too, am grateful and blessed to have your friendship here in the Rain and with so many others here. Yesterday, I had an unexpected call from Margaret Rome and her reaching out to me just made my day. I'd never have known Margaret if it wasn't for Active Rain.

Nov 18, 2021 04:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. There is indeed something very special about Thanksgiving, the turkey and the fixings. In daily search in downtown Chicago for Cranberry sauce, the mission ended in victory. We are ready for the big day! Enjoy your feast!

Nov 18, 2021 04:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning! I love seeing your military photos - keep 'em coming!

As for Thanksgiving, one of our sons will be here this year to share the holiday, so I'm very excited.

Nov 18, 2021 05:03 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

I love the Airbourne story.  As I am sure you know this.  While I was in Basic at Fort Knox Ky. My drill sargent told us, only two things fall from the sky.  Bir shit and fools.  haha

. thanks for the post, make it a productive Thursday. bill

Nov 18, 2021 06:05 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I am so glad your family was able to come to the United States and thank you very much for your service. 

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and this year's bird turns out as gorgeous as the one pictured above.

Nov 18, 2021 06:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Endre - in her comment Nina Hollander, Broker mentioned how ActiveRain brings people together we may have never met.  That is true for so many of us on this platform as we have discussed in the past.   


In this post, I have now learned(or did I already know it but my memory is playing hooky again) that LBJ played a role too.  At least in helping your family come to this country.  

Nov 18, 2021 06:20 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Endre,
I love your post. Your immigration story, subsequent service in the military, and the story of your career is a story I wish more people could hear. It's really the fabric of what the United States flag stands for.  Your reference for Thanksgiving is refreshing. Thank you for sharing.

Nov 18, 2021 09:27 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Endre Barath, Jr. - I am with you on Christmas decorations (and TV advertising) before Thanksgiving. 

While I no longer eat meat of any kind, I appreciate the celebration. 

Thank you for your service. Thank you for appreciating this great country and all the opportunities it provides.  

Cheers to your continued real estate success and happiness in life!

Nov 18, 2021 10:15 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Great photos Endre Barath, Jr. !  And I have no doubt that your training and experience is what made you the success you are today! Military folks have excellence down to  T.

Nov 18, 2021 10:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It was a pleasure for Ron and I to have met you, and broken bread together a couple of times, and yes Active Rain brought us together.  I like your photos.   Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker makes a great point about those trained in the miltary.  We had a client who was aformer Marine, he had his assignments and data to us without any time lag.  We love working with him...A

Nov 18, 2021 11:22 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre my fresh turkey is on order and I pick it up next Tuesday ☺️

By the way I seem to recall even though Yaz won the Triple Crown in 1967 it was also the year the Red Sox got mowed down by Bob Gibson and the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. 🤪

Nov 18, 2021 11:55 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, you KNOW I love this, Endre and if anyone tells you, "Oh, here you go again..." write them off - PERMANENTLY!!

Love the story and the photos. Love the friendship (and the 'kin'ship!!) and am so thankful that I got to spend time with you & Diane in Boston - definitely worth the trip!

As for the food - it's purchased for the most part and I cannot WAIT for our Thanksgiving feast! And, no Christmas decorations yet either!

Nov 18, 2021 04:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Endre- I love your post and as far as I'm concerned keep writing this and reminding us that we are so lucky to be here. When I see stories like yours...your family immigrating to this country and your service to the country...I wish that so many others could read this. This is what this country is about...getting so much and then giving back as well. 

Nov 18, 2021 07:29 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Another great look into your life. Want to wish you and yours, furry ones included, a great Thanksgiving. YOU DA MAN DUDE, cheers cvc

Nov 21, 2021 08:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

"Over hill, over dale,

We will hit the dusty trail,

And those Caissons go rolling along,

In and out, hear them shout

Counter marching all about,

and those Caissons go rolling along."

Endre Barath, Jr. your amazing journey from where you were to where you are now is the American Dream and I am so proud to know you. Thank you for your courage, strength, intelligence, services and sharing how being not afraid to change and military life can shape the mind of a man into a wonderful husband and business man. You are a trooper who we all look up to and appreciate. 

Thank you for your services and your leadership on ActiveRain and in business. 

Nov 28, 2021 05:06 AM