Old Glory Proudly Flying in Blossom Valley San Jose

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

This home in Blossom Valley San Jose is among the most well-cared-for homes in my neighborhood.  

We see the pride in ownership and pride in flying "Old Glory".  

California is definitely not Texas so we do not see a lot of flags like this in residential communities.

I was born in California. Back in the day, every morning in school, we stood and faced the American Flag that proudly hung in every classroom, and we pledged allegiance to the flag with the following:  

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." [emphasis added]

In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God". 


Why is the American flag called Old Glory?

"Old Glory is a nickname for the flag of the United States. The original "Old Glory" was a flag owned by the 19th-century American sea captain William Driver, who flew the flag during his career at sea and later brought it to Nashville, Tennessee, where he settled."  Wikipedia 


I am proud. My name is “Old Glory.” Long may I wave, dear God, long
may I wave.”  Source:  Old Glory

The first entry in the Old Glory Coast to Coast - June Active Rain Challenge by Kathleen Daniels

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Comments (21)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello, George Souto it sure does.  I see them working around the yard all the time. I cannot say the same about some surrounding neighbors.  

Jun 04, 2022 04:46 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kathy.  It does not take much to spot pride of ownership.  Ole Glory proudly flying never hurts.  Don't forget to comment in this months challenge with a link to this post.  Mark  https://activerain.com/blogsview/5734505/-ole-glory-coast-to-coast----june-active-rain-challenge

Jun 04, 2022 04:51 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

I won't forget Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

I plan to wait until all entries are posted and put all links in one comment.  Thank you.

Jun 05, 2022 07:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathleen- I love the trimmed tree or whatever it is to the right of the house. And I do remember saying the Pledge of Allegiance every morning before school began. We do fly our flags proudly here in Texas... on our short street, there are 4 houses that fly Ole Glory every day. 

Jun 04, 2022 04:58 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Hi, Kathleen.

I didn't know about "Old Glory" and the meaning of the words until now. Thank you for this post and the helpful information.


Jun 04, 2022 06:16 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I didn’t know about the whole history you were alluding to but that is quite the nice elegant looking flag! :

Jun 04, 2022 10:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  what a fantastic post and sadly I agree with you, when I came to CA 27+ years ago there were Flags flying on the appropriate days.. over the years the flags became fewer and fewer.... now in my Middle Class Patriotic neighborhood I am lucky to find 15 flags in  a four block radius... Endre

Jun 04, 2022 11:32 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a wonderful photo. Those neighbors know how to do it!

Jun 05, 2022 04:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That is a beautiful home, Kathleen... and you can totally see the pride of ownership. I, too, grew up saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school every morning until I graduated from high school  (and that was after 30 minutes of chapel and prayers). Those values of patriotism and prayer were instilled in us early on and have remained throughout my life and that of my classmates.

Jun 05, 2022 04:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathleen. Living in downtown Chicago in a hires, the number ion flags I see can be counted on my left or right hand with spare fingers. Sad, since when living in Florida we saw flags all the time. Enjoy your day.

Jun 05, 2022 05:11 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Ole Glory looks good flying in front of that nice home but what also catches my eye is how that bush is trimmed.

Jun 05, 2022 06:06 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 / Property Manager

Hi Kathleen,
I, too, grew up saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school. It is so sad to see the loss of patriotism in this country.  I do love seeing the flag proudly displayed.

Jun 05, 2022 06:18 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You caught my comment about California not being Texas ... thank you for stopping by Kathy Streib 

Jun 05, 2022 07:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Aura Alex You are welcome. It is good to see you here again. I received your mail this morning and responded.

 Laura Cerrano The flag proudly flies at that beautiful home.

 Endre Barath, Jr.  It is very sad. Streets used to be lined with the American Flag.  I see more pride flags today than I do the American Flag.  

Jun 05, 2022 07:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

They sure do, Kat Palmiotti 

Hello Miss Nina Hollander, Broker  I did not have chapel and prayers in school but the values I was raised with remain with me as well.

 I would like to roll back the clock and experience more of how life used to be before the Internet Wayne Martin.  Those were good times indeed.



Jun 05, 2022 07:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That is creative tree/bush trimming Brian England 

The loss of patriotism is very sad. I will never understand the many ways some people are intentionally destroying the foundation of America!  I love to see Old Glory proudly displayed as well Carol Williams 

Jun 05, 2022 07:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - this photograph of this home in San Jose is absolutely beautiful and so are your words. The sculptured shrubs are a work of art as is the attention to details. There is pride of ownership speaking volumes. The owners are clearly patriotic and appreciative for their American Dream home. This is a great entry for the challenge. I like it very much. 

Jun 06, 2022 05:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I can only imagine what the inside looks like.  It is among my top favorite homes in my neighborhood. 

Jun 06, 2022 06:47 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - People always remember their first impressions. I would imagine they are meticulous inside their beautiful home. If the owners ever decide to sell, I hope they call you first!

Jun 06, 2022 07:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I enjoyed reading your June Challenge post.

I did not remember the year that the pledge was changed

Jun 09, 2022 10:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by Roy Kelley 

Jun 09, 2022 01:56 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have seen old glory still flying after 200 plus mph typhoons whipped us all in Guam Kathleen. It was a glorious sight 🙂

Jun 12, 2022 07:40 PM