'Ole Glory Coast to Coast' - Week 3 (a June AR Challenge)

Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

This flag's location will not mean anything to any of you unless you work for 
CliniComp, Intl. in Technology Park, UTC - San Diego, CA?

But, it's meant a lot (sentimentally) to me for over 15 years and here's why...

I can hear the clanking of the brass mounting rings for about a couple blocks ahead, as I'm hiking towards it and again as I hike away from it. It signals my daily walk has begun or come to an end and is like an old friend I can count on.


                              Peroni 12/26/2012-02/24/2021 RIP                      Mr. Whiskey 02/24/2022 - Good Long Life Ahead

When I can't get in a 3 miles or longer hike, this urban trail served and serves as a quick 1.5 miles for both my dear-departed Mr. Peroni and now, a year later,  his cute successor Mr. Whiskey a Go-Go!

It's an odd constant, a familiar sound that many may ignore or take for granted, but to me it's like mom's dinner bell or the church bells on Sunday - it's calming and comforting...and it serves as a trigger to hundreds of hiking memories and yes-conversations with my dear Mr. Peroni. 

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Thomas J. Nelson
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Comments (11)

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

Good morning Thomas. Must say have not thought about the clanging of mounting rings against the flag pole. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy your day.

Jun 13, 2022 05:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Thomas... 'Ole Glory is beautiful... but today not as beautiful as your new baby, Mr. Whiskey A Go Go and your dear departed Mr. Peroni.

Jun 13, 2022 05:23 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I can certainly see why it means just a little bit more to you and I like that your fitness is important.

Jun 13, 2022 05:27 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Jun 13, 2022 06:57 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Thank you Miss Nina Hollander, Broker -my fur babies do mean a lot to me, Mr. Whiskey has been easing the pain of losing Peroni last year. ❤️

Jun 13, 2022 08:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets I get it... when I lost my cat, Oliver, my adopted cat Mr. Marlow made it much easier for me. And to this day, I believe that my dog Gracie whom I had for 15 years was the one who "led" me to my Bingo.

Jun 13, 2022 08:10 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Thomas - that is a good video of Ole Glory.  Now you can enjoy it with Mr. Whiskey.

Jun 13, 2022 09:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets our proud American Flag is a beautiful sight everywhere it is flown.

Jun 13, 2022 12:41 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good Morning Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets .  Funny how little things can set off BIG memories for us.  Glad you have Mr. Whiskey to continue in this special ritual with you.  My little girl and I would howl at train whistles together.  Even after her passing I find myself howling a a train whistle, even though by myself.  

Jun 14, 2022 02:10 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I can relate Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho -thank you for sharing your memories with me :)

Jun 14, 2022 08:58 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - There is nothing more special than a boy and his dog no matter how old the old man is, the dog is proud and happy! I loved this entry!

Jun 20, 2022 06:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Thomas what a lovely tribute to Old Glory and Mr Peroni, your post just reminded me how much  I miss my assistant Schmoie, he drove with me to every appointment... now Miss Holly is not going with me on appointments but she works sometimes in my home office with me....Endre

Jul 02, 2022 03:36 PM