Thanksgiving Continues. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

Thanksgiving Continues

But First

Month Number Twelve Begins. . . 


As a new month starts, an extension of thanksgiving can definitely continue.  A post last month by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS had me recalling an old memory.  His daily quote selections and accompanying images often lead me on a pondering path.   Thanks again, Paul.


A long-ago photo came to mind as I read Paul's post about the joys of boating. Of course, the photograph I found of my dad and me was a bit different than my recollection. Was this another lesson in history, proper photo filing or in memory recall?


Here’s to more memories-in-the-making.  And to thanksgiving throughout the year. It truly is a gift that needs to be a part of the present.  



Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (31)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

What a GREAT picture and memory Michael Jacobs . Your Mom obviously knew how to handle a camera. If it were my mom taking the picture my dad would be headless and I'd be in danger... which is why I have very few good pictures. Happy December!

Dec 01, 2022 06:33 AM
Michael Jacobs

Bob "RealMan" Timm - I don't know if it was my mom, my aunt or who was on camera-duty that day.  However, I am well acquainted with mistakes made while attempting to capture the perfect shot.  

Dec 01, 2022 06:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, what a wonderful photo of you and your Dad!   What a great memory!

Dec 01, 2022 06:33 AM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - thank you.  Now, I am trying to remember if that was a trip to Catalina Island off Los Angeles.  I recall stories of visiting there but obviously don't remember the actual first-time visit.  

Dec 01, 2022 06:44 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Wow, great photo. Imagine if you still had that boat...must be worth a fortune!

Dec 01, 2022 06:41 AM
Michael Jacobs

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - I remember while reading Paul's post that inspired this one, my comment included something from the saying "the two best days in the life of a boat owner. . ."  

Dec 01, 2022 06:49 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 photo of you and your dad Captain Michael. This should be a framing moment!

Dec 01, 2022 07:38 AM
Michael Jacobs

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - thank you.  Framing is not typically on my list of things to do.  

Dec 01, 2022 08:31 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Michael.  I agree with all here and what a great pic.  You appear to have grown into a twin, in looks, to your father.  Nice share, thank you.  Mark

Dec 01, 2022 08:28 AM
Michael Jacobs

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - some similarities are evident.  Others, not-so-much.  My dad achieved many tasks in life that remain works-in-progress or will likely never happen for me.  

Dec 01, 2022 08:33 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I love that photo! What a wonderful father/son moment. 

I don't know what color your dad's hair was but I made an attempt at coloring ...

Dec 01, 2022 08:33 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - actually, that's rather close to what it might have looked like at the time of this photo.   Thank you for your photo-shop skills.  

Dec 01, 2022 08:35 AM
Sharon Tara

Michael Jacobs You are very welcome. I enjoyed doing it. 

Dec 01, 2022 08:47 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Wow, Sharon Tara, you breathed more life into that photo! Nicely done.

Dec 06, 2022 09:43 AM
Sharon Tara

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  Thank you! I enjoyed doing it.

Dec 06, 2022 12:58 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Michael what a wonderful treasure and gift - beautiful photo of you and your Dad boating!  And I love what Sharon Tara has done with the coloring!  Fantastic! 

Dec 01, 2022 09:21 AM
Michael Jacobs

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - thank you.  The talents of Sharon and many other AR members is something we see often.  And that's one more thankful moment.  

Dec 01, 2022 09:25 AM
Sharon Tara

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker  Thank you! I'm glad you like it. I really do enjoy playing with old photos!

Dec 01, 2022 11:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - As soon as I saw the photograph, I thought that had to be you and your dad. The eyes are very similar. I see a special bonding between father and son in that wonderful classic photograph. Your father appears to be very content and proud to show you what it's like behind the wheel of a boat and your face seems to be filled with wonder and curiosity! I am guessing you were about four years old?

What a precious memory and keepsake. I would definitely have photograph framed. 

Dec 01, 2022 02:07 PM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - about two years old - maybe the oversized cap aged me a bit.  🙃

Dec 01, 2022 03:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I judged the age of 4 based on my own experience having two children. They were both tiny and my son was premature. Until he reached 14, he never outgrew his clothes. He just wore them out. Sorry... I shouldn't have guessed. As a two year old, you were adorable!

Dec 01, 2022 05:37 PM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - understandable. Photography can distort perception and reality.   Thank you for your comment.  I appreciate it.  

Dec 01, 2022 05:46 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - thank you. 

Dec 01, 2022 06:03 PM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - 😎

Dec 01, 2022 06:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

What a wonderful photo to have of you and your Dad, even more so if it's the only one.


Dec 01, 2022 02:14 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jeff Dowler, CRS - well, at least the only I could find but I remember one where my uncle who co-owned the boat at the time with my dad as well as my cousin were in the photo plus one of just the two young sailors aboard.  

Dec 01, 2022 03:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I’m glad I could send you down memory lane to ponder corner. That is a classic picture and your dad looks so proud of Captain Michael 😎

Dec 01, 2022 08:10 PM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - your posts often lead me down the pondering path.  I suspect that is true for many members.  

Dec 02, 2022 04:57 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

That is a great photo and, I am sure, an equally wonderful memory for you.  I hope you are doing well!

Dec 02, 2022 07:12 AM
Michael Jacobs

Ray Henson - it's interesting how memories as well as photos are recalled/remembered.  The responses can definitely vary by person.  Sounds like it could be a study. . .  

Dec 02, 2022 07:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The holiday season is a good time to recall fond memories.

I also have some good memories of boating with family members. 

Dec 02, 2022 07:17 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - certainly holiday time is apt to recalling memories.  On and off the water.   Happy Friday.  

Dec 02, 2022 07:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, and now there are only 23 days left before Christmas!

Dec 02, 2022 09:25 AM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - while it seems time flies pretty fast, it seems to speed by quicker during the holidays for some.  But I believe there are actually more days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day than usual.  

Dec 02, 2022 11:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That is a truly wonderful photo, Michael.  It catapults the mind back to simpler times.

Dec 02, 2022 12:06 PM
Michael Jacobs

Myrl Jeffcoat - ain't that the truth!  Life as a two-year-old is much different than currently.  That's for sure.  🙃

Dec 02, 2022 12:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Michael, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 02, 2022 12:07 PM
Michael Jacobs

Myrl Jeffcoat - thank you for the recognition in the OFC group.  I appreciate it.  

Dec 02, 2022 12:40 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

What a great shot of you and your dad.  There is no denying you are his son. The resemblance is remarkable.

Dec 03, 2022 02:17 PM
Michael Jacobs

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - some say, it's difficult to "escape" that resemblance.

Dec 03, 2022 03:39 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, what a precious photo, Michael! I'm so glad you kept it - and read Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS's post...and shared it here with us. Isn't it wonderful how certain things trigger our memories. 

I absolutely LOVE what Sharon Tara did with the photo. How truly special!

Dec 04, 2022 09:32 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you.  Both Paul and Sharon, like many AR members, continue to do special things in and away from ActiveRain.  

Dec 05, 2022 05:22 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Indeed they do, Michael Jacobs!

Dec 10, 2022 05:49 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Michael Jacobs. Having the Thanksgiving spirit throughout the year is a wonderful idea and thing we should all cherish and do. Photos of our past experiences are always nice to have. Those are some nice memories that you shared with your Dad. 

Dec 05, 2022 08:14 AM
Michael Jacobs

Jerry Newman - you're right about year-round thanksgiving - at times it may be easier to participate but whenever it occurs, I think the world as we know it, is a bit better.  As for the photo, my memory of that day has never been clear but the photograph brings back many memories of that and other times.   Thank you.  

Dec 05, 2022 08:46 AM
Marcus Anderson - Santa Monica, CA
Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA

That's an awesome photo! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Dec 05, 2022 02:57 PM
Michael Jacobs

Marcus Anderson - thank you for the comment.  I hope your holiday season and each day of the year continues to be greeted with kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness.  

Dec 05, 2022 03:10 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Love the photo Michael, er, I mean Captain Jacobs! What a wonderful memory to have of your dad, a forever keepsake to refer back to when the memory fades.

Dec 06, 2022 09:44 AM
Michael Jacobs

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - thank you for the comment.  

Dec 06, 2022 09:51 AM