Father's Day 2024 Hope all Enjoy the Day

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Father's Day 2024  Hope all Enjoy the Day


I read a post by Kathy Streib  yesterday honoring fathers ahead of this day. One of them made me pause.

My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.   Clarence Budington Kelland

That Kelland quote resonates so much with me, as my father never was one to give a detail of what or why he was doing something. It was a matter of watching and seeing the results and hoping if it fell onto my lap down the road, that visual was there to guide me.


My father's education was limited to a couple years of high school and the learning while in the navy during World War II and on the jobs, he worked until retirement.

He would never pass a challenge, nor would he call in someone to do a job that he felt he could do and didn't want to spend the money.

To put in perspective, this same man had a $7,000 mortgage on the house he bought in 1949 and practically didn't sleep for 2 weeks worrying about how he was going to pay it off.

Well, I did learn from him and do try to do some things, but still stay away from plumbing and electrical.

Dad passed in 2022, but he is still there whenever I look at a challenge and carry the thought, 'How would Dad approach this.

For anyone that takes the time to read this, enjoy the day and wish all that you find the best of the day.

 Hoppy Father's Day


Father's Day 2024  Hope all Enjoy the Day


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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing some of your special memories.

I think about my father every day...he passed away in 1965.

Are you watching the US Open? Dolores has it on...she has played on the course in tournaments in long past years.

Jun 16, 2024 12:12 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Roy Kelley   Thank you for stopping. Yes, I have played at that layout and a couple of others on that same complex.  Donald Ross was a special designer and I seek out his designs when I have the opportunity.

Jun 18, 2024 05:00 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Beautiful memories of your dad, Ed. Happy Father’s Day all around!

Jun 16, 2024 01:21 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!   He ws very old world and knew life was harsh and one had to be prepared for anything that might come your way.

Jun 18, 2024 05:00 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Ed, Nice to hear about your father as a role model for you.  I hear a lot of my father in your memories of your father.  My dad passed in 2000, would be 106 this year. Take care.

Happy Father's Day to you.


Jun 16, 2024 02:53 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Gloria Todor   Thank you  I try to keep the good and forget the harsh lessons he taught but retain the reason.

Jun 18, 2024 05:01 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

Happy Father's Day to you.

Thank you for a thoughtful tribute to your Dad. My Dad has been gone for over 30 years now!


Jun 16, 2024 03:25 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Jeff Dowler, CRS   I know I won't live to say that as it would put me well over 100

Jun 18, 2024 05:02 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 Happy Father's Day to you and to all Fathers everywhere. Enjoy the Father's Day too!

Jun 16, 2024 04:28 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

John Pusa   Thank you for stopping and I hope you enjoyed your day as well.

Jun 18, 2024 05:03 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed my Dad passed away 20 years ago, but it sounds like your Dad and mine had a lot in common.  Mine only had 4 years of education, and taught me much like yours taught you.

Jun 16, 2024 04:37 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

George Souto   Their way of life would have been similar as even though dad was born in the states, he and the family went back to north Portugal in the mid 20's

Jun 18, 2024 05:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- what a sweet post about your father.  I think many of the fathers in our era were doers and not talkers. We learned by observing!  I'm sure he was proud of how you turned out!!! Thank you for the mention. 

Jun 16, 2024 06:21 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Kathy Streib  That quote seemed to resonate within and brought the memories.

Jun 18, 2024 05:04 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Church, breakfast and dinner with my daughter's family. Nice! It just don't get any better than that!

Jun 16, 2024 09:08 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI   That would have been a day to bring a smile to anyone.

Jun 18, 2024 05:05 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your Dad sounds like a great guy!  Actions always speak louder than words and are much more effective for teaching!

Jun 17, 2024 05:56 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Brian England   He did touch a lot of people and it was evidenced with 400 in attendance at the services which were mid-week.

Jun 18, 2024 05:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 good morning, Ed... your Dad was a champ! And I have no doubt you miss him every day still.

Jun 17, 2024 06:50 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Nina Hollander, Broker   he left a lot of memories and a proud legacy.

Jun 18, 2024 05:06 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I did have a very nice Father's Day, thank you.

After hosting an open house, my wife and I had a nice dinner at a local Italian restaurant that we have always enjoyed visiting.

Jun 17, 2024 05:53 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

John Juarez   That was a good day and a contented evening, I'm sure.

Jun 18, 2024 05:07 AM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754   Thank yo for sharing your Father's Day story!  My Dad passed when I was 46.  Learned a lot of what to do and what not to do from him.  Have a great week!

Jun 17, 2024 06:32 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker   Thanks. He did as much as he could up until the arthritic knees left him in too much pain.

Jun 18, 2024 05:08 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - Reading your father's story sounded like you were writing a story about my dad who also taught by watching him at work, plus mine joined the Navy too. They really were the greatest generation and as children we were the lucky ones!

I really enjoyed reading your blog post. 

P.S. Happy belated Father's Day and may every day feel like Father's Day to you. 

Jun 17, 2024 06:41 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP   It can almost be said about anyone that was in that era. 

Jun 18, 2024 05:08 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Met a friend who was disengaged from his family for years. He was embarrassed to find his sons invited themselves to cook for their dad after years of absence. Sam Shueh

Jun 19, 2024 10:16 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Sam Shueh   Eventually people come to recognize what is important and if it happens the right time, all win.

Jun 19, 2024 10:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jun 22, 2024 06:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your Father's Day post as I missed it because I was out of town. I love it! The message comes out loud and clear of your dad's influence, by leading by example, has on you to this day.

Jun 23, 2024 05:29 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It’s been a week now but I had a very relaxing Father’s Day . I often think about things my Father told me  ……..

Jun 23, 2024 05:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. Unfortunately my Dad passed away 1n 1970 and yet I have fond memories of him everyday. Enjoy your day.

Jun 23, 2024 08:05 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So sorry for your loss Ed.  Your dad sounds like a great man and a wonderful father.  Setting the example is the best way, I think, for a child to see what works and why.  

Jun 24, 2024 03:09 PM