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Tuesday’s Treasures…Cherished (and Funny) Conversations

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Tuesday’s Treasures…Cherished (and Funny) Conversations


My niece, Stephanie, often texts us with funny conversations she and her 6-year-old son, Raffe have.



Stephanie-Raf spent roughly 35 minutes talking to me about the strategy of baseball. 

Raf pauses then says “Mommy do you have anything to say about baseball?”


I introduced you to him several years ago on a very special day for our family. 


Upon his graduation from pre-school, his choice of future profession was a garbage man. 



Stephanie- “I have to keep videoing Raffe throwing the pine cone so he can watch the playback and study it.”


And now, he’s gone all little boy with his love of baseball! He almost always has his glove with him. He even enlisted Aunt Kathy to pitch to him "Overhand, Aunt Kathy" when he was over on Easter.


Stephanie (while they are watching Astros highlights)   “Who’s that guy pitching?”

Raffe: Hector Neris

Stephanie: Who’s that? I’ve never seen him.

Raffe: Looks at his mom like “Really?” then says “You just don’t know.”



There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That was a really good hit!  I am sure that I would enjoy talking baseball with him and it cracks me up to hear the conversations that he has with his Mom, haha.

Apr 16, 2024 05:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England he could talk your ear off!!!  I love seeing how beautiful his life is compared to what it might have been. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Kathy.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 16, 2024 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank you. Please tell Cehf Dolores "hello" for me. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:10 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I gave my son a love of baseball - he comes home to DC a couple of times each summer to see the Orioles play -

Apr 16, 2024 05:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe when I was growing up, even though my love was football, I remember going to watch my cousin play Little League baseball. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:11 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - conversations can certainly offer glimpses into everyday life that can be quite meaningful.  The quote underscores this message very well.  

Apr 16, 2024 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs I'd not read that quote until writing this post and I love it. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy.... this is proof to that saying that kids say the darndest things! Our grands are all adults now, but we still laugh with them over some of the things they used to say.

Apr 16, 2024 05:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker one of my greatest joys when we were in Delray Beach was when I had my friend's children in the car with me. I loved the conversations the kids would have with each other. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:14 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I LOVE the video of Raffe and he is growing up so quickly! Good to have a sport and learn all the big players and everything about the game. These conversations are so fun! Your quotes are perfect, especially the one by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe!

Apr 16, 2024 06:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I'll bet that you have some good ones from Beckett and Hudson!!! You and I are lucky!

Apr 16, 2024 04:17 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think a day baseball game (sitting out in the bleachers on a 75 degree day), is as close as God allows us to get to heaven. 

Apr 16, 2024 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty that's why we went to as many Exhibition games as we could when we lived in South FL. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:18 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Great video, I like the concentration, he never took his eye off the pitcher or the ball. Thanks for sharing, fun post.

Apr 16, 2024 07:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I'll tell his mom that!!! She tried to introduce him to baseball a year or so ago but he wasn't interested. He loves it now. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:21 PM
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

Kathy, It's fantastic to see him so involved in his favorite sport, learning all about baseball and the players. It's not just a game to him; it's a passion that brings him so much excitement!

Apr 16, 2024 07:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I think that makes such a difference ..having a passion for it. I don't know how long it will last but what a wonderful experience. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:22 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I so love the conversations I have had over the years as my grands were young.  Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 16, 2024 07:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley it must be why I loved Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest Things Show. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:23 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
We have enjoyed growing up with Raffe. Kids are funny with the things they say.  Nice hit. Run Raffe. Run!

Apr 16, 2024 08:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams He's growing up so fast too!!!! Stephanie sent a short video of Raffe reading a bedtime story to his cousin when they stayed in Austin. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:26 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Kathy Streib I loved baseball as a kid growing up in East San Antonio area. I am sure Raffe knows all signs and language for baseball, and of course all the players and their stats too, as I used to keep those records myself. 

Apr 16, 2024 09:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Jerry Newman Did you collect baseball cards and trade them???? Raffe knows all of the rules too. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:27 PM
Jerry Newman

Yes, Kathy. I had a collection of some my favorite players, but they got lost or misplaced when I went away to college. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:36 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have a feeling that will not be to only time she will get one of those looks.

Apr 16, 2024 01:45 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I think you're right. I remember the first time we got one from Larry's daughter. Thankfully, her mother warned us that she was going through that stage. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:28 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The love of baseball with kids is really losing here in the US, and is starting to be called an upscale sport for its cost.

Apr 16, 2024 02:53 PM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 I wasn't aware of that and it's sad. It seems to me all of the extra activities are very expensive for the families. 

Apr 16, 2024 04:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

    Kathy Streib        I see a future Vin Scully in the works:) well you know, Endre

Apr 16, 2024 09:38 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Keep making notes and keeping track of the funny things he says.

One of my favorite parts of facebook is the daily memories of things that my grands have said or done.

Apr 17, 2024 08:35 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That conversation between mom and kid is so cute, Kathy.  

Apr 17, 2024 01:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


That's a pretty funny conversation between Raffe and his Mom, and no doubt they will get even better as he grows up!


Apr 17, 2024 02:45 PM