Truth or Dare, Fish Stories & Our August Challenge

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

One of the fun things Members on ActiveRain get to do is to participate in a monthly Challenge. This month, Ray Henson gave us two choices and one included a Q & A to learn more about the membership. I already submitted my Fish Story and so here goes to learning more about me. Ray and Margaret Rome asked questions of all members and below are my answers to their questions:

We all go on vacation to get away from it all and have a great time, but I want to know, what vacation day was your worst? It depends. I could think of one vacation when it rained every day. Rather than say it was the worst one, I prefer to say it was the best because I didn’t realize how much I needed to rest. Rather than go out and explore like a tourist, and spend money in restaurants and things I didn’t need, I stayed in the cabin and relaxed. I enjoyed mediating to the sound of the rain, reading great novels, like Old Man and the Sea, drinking lots of hot tea by a wood burning fireplace, and writing letters to long overdue friends.  

What would be your bucket list vacation or, if you have already taken it, tell us about it?  I would like to go back to Maine to meet up with my son and daughter and their families to enjoy a family vacation. My children and I are very familiar with many areas of Maine, but never stayed at the Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine. To learn more, you would need to Google or click on the above link. Or if you just want a quick overview, here is what is published:  

Wolf Cove Inn | Poland207-998-4976 | 5 Jordan Shore Drive, Poland, Maine

The loons of the lake are calling you! Gorgeous sunsets. S'mores by the fire pit. A lakes region B&B set right on the shores of Tripp Lake. Relax and rejuvenate in a comfy Adirondack chair. Indulge in farm-fresh breakfasts. Paddle the peaceful waters in one of our complimentary watercraft. You will be completely engulfed in the natural beauty of the Maine Lakes Region. Enjoy spectacular lake front views from your room and the sweet call of the loons as you savor your Maine comfort breakfast. We’re pet friendly and open year round. We also offer a magical elopement and intimate wedding location for your special day.

If your ActiveRain friends were to visit you, would you prepare dinner for them or would you take them to the best pizza joint in town?  What would you make or where would you go? No, I would not cook. I would take my guests to the restaurants of their choice and listen to their stories and life experiences.  

We all know that Canadian bacon and pineapple are the best toppings for any pizza.  If you can’t have those toppings on your pizza, what would you choose? Cheese. Just cheese.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla (real vanilla).

What is your beverage of choice with dinner; beer, wine, iced tea, a cocktail, or …..? Purified water with lemon on ice (never tap water) followed by a good cup of coffee or hot tea.

Do you prefer going to a concert, the theater, or a big sporting event?  Who or what would you be watching? Concert. Andre Bocelli, preferably in Italy. I have attended his concerts multiple times in Dallas. Second choice the theater. 

There are so many great festivals across the country.  Is there a special one in your area? Pictures are encouraged. The Christmas Festivals is what others enjoy the most.  

What is your greatest sporting accomplishment, hitting a hole in one, bowling a perfect game, hitting the game winning shot, etc.? When I worked at Abbott Laboratories at Abbott Park, IL I joined the Abbott Rabbit Running Club and received a Plaque for Abbott Rabbit of the Year. I hope you will take my word for it, because it really is true. The most exciting relay I ran was called River-to-River with a Team of Abbott Employees from the Mississippi River to the Ohio River. As each member ran through the finish line at their own pace, the bell on a Church tolled and people who gathered from many different cities and states clapped and cheered us on. It was the most exhilarating experience of my life!

In the list of participants near the bottom of this photo under Corporate Handicaps lists Abbott Rabbits. Being part of the Corporate Club gave me a true sense of belonging. My kids knew this because before their father passed away, I was just mom, who never did anything for myself outside of the home. When they heard about it, they made me this Certificate and it still hangs on my wall. Although I have collected many trophies and Diplomas before after this River-to-River Relay that began in Southern, Illinois in 1994, my true greatest achievement of all times was raising my children, after all, when you're a mom, your eyes always have to be on the ball and you must be one step ahead of them. In some ways you can say, we always supported each other to get to our goals. 

Are you a pet person?  If so, names and pictures are a must! I do not own pets anymore. My grand dog and grand cats are adorable! For security reasons, I will only disclose only their initials. Below are B & Z my domestic Grand cat and dog.

Below are my International Grand Cats B & C.


What is your favorite thing to collect, or do you prefer to keep things simple and clutter free?
Or what is your decorating style? I collect books. I decorate to capture the arts or things that mean something to me.

What job did you have just prior to making the switch to real estate and has it helped you in your real estate career?  (Courtesy of 
Jeff Dowler, CRS) Human Resources/Staffing (Being in the people business was an easy transition to Real Estate.)

When you are writing on ActiveRain, who is your audience and why did you choose them for your audience? (Courtesy of 
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400). I am conscious of who my audience may be. No matter what I write, I am cognizant of what other people may think and I try to post articles that are educational, inspirational, or something of value. I always enjoy reading positive comments or receiving feedback. My goal is to be respectful of others by commenting with sincerity and all I ask for is mutual respect.  

What makes you the real estate agent of choice in your area? I am not a quitter. I listen as best I can to understand. I believe in truth and honesty. My client base are typically previous clients and referrals. 

What is the most outrageous action that a client has ever asked you to perform? To pet sit for multiple pets on a continuous basis for long periods of time.

We show a lot of homes in our profession.  What is the most interesting home or, item in a home, that you have encountered? The most interesting home I showed had a very prestigious library in a very modest home. On the walls were numerous photos framed behind glass. The series began when the owner was a very young man shaking hands with Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. At the time I showed this home, President George W. Bush was in office. The reason why he was selling was because he retired from politics.

What are your three favorite neighborhoods in your area and what makes them special?  Bridlewood (golf course/horses). Wellington (a family community that promotes good health). Bella Lago (luxury homes).

We all love client testimonials, but is there one that really made you feel special?  We would love to see it. Just in time! I received this review yesterday!

Your latest review


Simply the Best!

We used Patricia multiple times when we lived in the DFW area and we wouldn’t use anyone else. She goes out of her way to meet your availability and she became part of our family over the years. She has her clients best interest in mind. She doesn’t pressure her clients at all and she was always willing to engage in in-depth conversation while you weigh the pros and cons of the buying and selling process. We would highly recommend her.

Review submitted by Jeff and Melissa Lahey (Seller) on 3 Aug 2022

What is your favorite volunteer work or charity? I give donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital after every closing. I also donate for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

What does the flag represent to you? When I see a flag, I think of the many sacrifices made by my grandparents who immigrated to the United States and the many wars my relatives and spouse fought in which included WW1, WWW11, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, and Afghanistan. An American flag represents Human Sacrifices, Freedom, Liberty, and Patriotism.

When we discuss life, my dad always says he is not sure what he would like to be when he grows up.  He is 77!  What do you want to be when you grow up or are you already in your perfect profession? The three oldest living members of my family are two sisters and myself. Ray, none of us are as old as your dad. I still have a lot of work to do. Until I perfect my profession, I want to be supportive, healthy, respected, and fiercely independent until the day I die. Although there won't be a Memorial Service or funeral for me, I would like to be remembered with kindness, if remembered at all. Until then, I'm a mover and shaker in the real estate industry. 

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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 





Comments (19)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Patricia and thank you for sharing your great information with you here in the Rain.  I keep learning about you with every one of your blogs.


Aug 04, 2022 08:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Will Hamm - And I appreciate learning more about you as a result of ActiveRain and have enjoyed our telephone conversations. 

Aug 04, 2022 08:26 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Wonderful entry! 

I went to St. Martin one time and was met with 17 inches of rain in 3 days.  We still had a good time.  I felt bad for many of the locals.  There was a lot of damage to the island.

I would love to attend a Andre Bocelli concert.  He is sooooo good!

Your certificate from your kids is so sweet!

Great charities and you are already a shoe in and an inspiration in the kindness department. 

Thank you for participating!

Aug 04, 2022 08:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ray Henson - The best lesson I learned early on in life is that the greatest gift on earth is to love and be loved. I am always proud to support you and others here on ActiveRain.

Aug 04, 2022 09:18 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I too plan to visit Maine...mostly for the lobsters!😎

I too had a library of books which I recently downsized and gifted to friends.  I am simplifying my space and giving new meaning to things collected over time

Aug 04, 2022 10:08 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Eileen Burns - The best place I know for lobsters in Maine is The Lobster Shack at Two Lights. Google it. It's the most charming New England restaurant overlooking the Ocean you can imagine. Also, if you like Light Houses, the Portland Head Light House in Fort Williams Park is very close near by. You'll get some breathtaking photographs. 

I know what you mean about books and collections over time. I am working on that. Thank you. 

Aug 04, 2022 10:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia that certificate your children made you is FAR more special than any trophy you could have received.

Aug 04, 2022 02:47 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Boy! Don't I know it George Souto! I feel the same way and it still means more to me to today to have that certificate they made me so many years ago, still framed on the wall than anything else I accomplished. I needed a way to answer the question but get my point across about what really mattered in life to me. Thank you, for understanding. 

Aug 04, 2022 06:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, Patricia. We must be sisters from another mother... I'm with on just cheese on pizza! Also on the choice of drink being water and great coffee! I was at a resort in Brazil many years ago where it poured rain for three days straight. We were supposed to be there for six days. On the fourth day we simply got up and went to Rio early... where the sun was shining. My husband and I also contribute to St Jude's, as well as to Save The Children. Love, love, love your grandcats... one of them looks like my Mr. Marlow, who is a Maine Coone... Marlow is grey and white, though.

Aug 05, 2022 04:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You will definitely be remembered with kindness, have no fear of that!

On a different topic, Andrea Bocelli is definitely great to see in concert. I've been to several of his concerts also and they were all wonderful.

And the certificate from your children is priceless.

Aug 05, 2022 05:11 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  - a few of our responses are the same. No surprise there. The collection thing ... since most of my books are in the garage, I forgot about them!  OH MY!  Books could have been my answer yet I do not buy as many these days. 

You will always be remembered with kindness as far as I am concerned.

Aug 05, 2022 07:57 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Hello Patricia - I was just browsing and glad I stopped by your post!  Apparently we have an Abbott Labs connection. Maybe a story for another time!

Aug 05, 2022 10:18 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Fabulous entry! I read every word and loved each of your well-thought-out answers. I especially liked this answer:

"I try to post articles that are educational, inspirational, or something of value. I always enjoy reading positive comments or receiving feedback. My goal is to be respectful of others by commenting with sincerity and all I ask for is mutual respect. " Thank you for sharing and letting us get to know a bit more about you!

Aug 05, 2022 08:36 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - I really appreciate you reading my every word. You are gracious and appreciated.

Nick T Pappas - You are a special delight! Thank you for visiting. I am curious about our Abbott connection. It is the place in business where I got my humble beginnings and ended up being relocated to Texas. I hope to learn more and hear from you again. 

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - today isn't the first time you touched my heart. Your sincerity shines brightly. It would be lovely to spend a day with you. Until then, stay healthy and continue shining. 

Kat Palmiotti - your friendship is a treasure. I'm so glad we had that time together in Montana. It would be lovely to do it all again. You are fun to hang out with and together we are always learning. Have a wonderful day and keep the light on, just in case I make another appearance. Take care and have a wonderful day. 




Aug 06, 2022 06:05 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - My daughter has had two Maine Coone Cats. Her first one didn't make in this world for long but what a charmer he was! The one she has now, I swear has more human wisdom than any other cat she had previously. She and I will always be Maine Coone lovers and I know you will be too! I love that we are compatible in so many ways. A day with you would be heavenly. Here's my photo of her first Maine Coone who was extra special. I could never part with his picture and remains displayed in my home. 



Aug 06, 2022 06:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... that cat is a beauty! There's something very regal about Maine Coone cats... maybe it's because they look like little lions. I do look forward to a day with you one day sooner rather than later.

Aug 06, 2022 06:32 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - There is something about those eyes of a Maine Coone that are like no other... and the long hair, and "regal look..." It is all so enchanting and special too! Yes! it would be wonderful to see you sooner than later.

Aug 06, 2022 07:57 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

We are slowly getting out the pet business at our house too. You're "initials for security reasons" cracked me up.  But I bet half of America uses pet names as passwords.

Aug 06, 2022 10:37 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Tammy Lankford, - Wise Woman! Mystery Sleuth! Love your comments! 

I appreciated your visit. Thanks!


Aug 07, 2022 02:27 AM