and TWICE on Sunday

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Remembering back to my childhood the best family times in the Leland Timm family household were Sunday dinners and game time. At those two times you could¬†usually count on all family members being around the table, even my work-aholic father. I don't remember if I had that "gotta win or I'm going to cry" attitude (like I do todayūü§•) but I look back at it now as my happiest times in the family I grew up.

I am thankful for family fun time, game night, the creators of fun games, and the companies that get the games out to us to enjoy. Of course the almighty dollar is at work in there but I am a fan of commerce as well so we will just call that a bonus.

The picture above is the bulk of the games we play in the Robert Timm household but then there are a few more in a lesser accessible storage for games that only two or three in the family like to play. Thinking back to my childhood there were far less board games but we seemed to know a whole lot of card games that we would play on end.

My Grandma Timm lived with us and she loved to play Kings in the corner. I think I liked Whist when I was a little older but Go To The Dump was my favorite as a child. Grandma was always up for a game even if no one else was.

So in the Robert Timm household we play a game every evening after diner and twice on Sunday (after lunch and after diner). Game time let's us laugh together and also share our days with each other. I know for me it lead to many friendships and friendship circles when I was on my own. I believe it has also carried over to my daughter now that she lives on her own and what father wouldn't be happy knowing that his son or daughter knows ways to have fun with friends without hanging out at a bar or elsewhere that may lead to trouble?

Among the list of things to be thankful for is the challenge put forth by Debe Maxwell, CRS to share ten things we are thankful for. Here is her challenge.

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ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

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 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comments (20)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

What wonderful memories of growing up Bob! We played Rummy and I Declare War a lot growing up and still get together with friends and play games!

Nov 21, 2021 04:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow Bob all I can say is you have to make the time like you do, clearly we do not make the time and the Internet and all the other distractions take away from such fun family interaction. GOOD For YOU!, Endre 

Nov 21, 2021 04:49 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello, Bob "RealMan" Timm - to this day I enjoy playing games - board games. 

When I get together with my son we always play a game or two. It is so much fun. Good for the soul. 

Nov 21, 2021 05:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bob- that is a lovely memory you have with your family. Larry's mother used to love to play games and Larry does as well. I like them but I can only sit for so long so I'm good for a short game. 

Nov 21, 2021 06:21 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! the funny thing is I'm not even sure what game we played most but I remember playing a lot of Rummy Royal.

Nov 21, 2021 06:44 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. As soon as I became a father I promised that I would put my family before my career. 

Nov 21, 2021 06:56 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I agree Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . I may come home in a poor mood but after diner and a game I'm feeling great again.

Nov 21, 2021 06:58 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We will play for about an hour Kathy Streib but like you we do get restless after a while and what to wrap up our chores before bed time.

Nov 21, 2021 07:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - laughter is good each day.  And twice on Sunday is even better.  

Nov 22, 2021 05:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a wonderful tradition to continue to carry on. As children, we played games with my parents but I don't think it was on a regular basis. But Monopoly, Parcheesi, cards, and others were often brought out. Those were fun times.

I tried to do the same with my sons. They told me "board"games were really supposed to be called "bored" games because that's how they felt about them. Sigh.

Nov 22, 2021 05:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... I grew up playing games... Monopoly, Clue, rummy with my grandmother, etc. We continue to play games with our daughters and grandchildren even though all are now grown. The game we all play now besides Scrabble is Rummikub... lots of competition in the Hollander family over who wins.

Nov 22, 2021 06:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Laughter and music Michael Jacobs . If I'm struggling a quick trip to Youtube can usually lift my spirits in short order.

Nov 22, 2021 06:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I forgot about Parcheesi Kat Palmiotti . Today we play Sorry which is very much like it. Your comment about the boys made me laugh. I hope they found other ways to have family fun.

Nov 22, 2021 06:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We played Rummikub  just this week Nina Hollander, Broker . If we are all around the table Tina usually wins (no matter what game) the rest of us are pretty evenly matched. I was a really mean dad and didn't just let the kids win... they had to earn it BUT I did teach them how to win and always explained my moves in the end. 

Nov 22, 2021 06:41 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

We played games as a family, and my father and I did jigsaw puzzles together.  When we were first married we played Scrabble, a French game my parents introduced us too.  We played Scrabble on long flights, we had a special board.  I still play scrabble on my tablet. We both have a game on our computers that is a lot of fun.  A

Nov 22, 2021 08:05 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, what a fun family, Bob! We were also crazy about game night with the boys. Now, Ray and I play backgammon or rummikub every weekend! We are competitive and have so much fun ribbing each other when the other one loses! LOL

Nov 22, 2021 07:31 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Timmothy and I love Scrabble as well Ron and Alexandra Seigel . We also like Boggle and many other word games.

Nov 22, 2021 07:33 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Rummikub cube is one of our favorites as well Debe Maxwell, CRS . Tonight I was the big winner of the game "Sorry". I tried (not very hard) to be humble.

Nov 22, 2021 07:36 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL That's how we play it - the winner 'tries' to be humble but, it never is humble enough! HaHa!

Nov 22, 2021 07:43 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob - I remember getting together with my cousin for holidays and they had every single game imaginable.

Nov 25, 2021 03:46 AM