IT'S BEEN AN ADVENTURE~~~MY MEME

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Olde Tyme

My ex husband used to say to me all of the time... "Living with you has never been dull and it is an adventure."  And my father used to say.... "Girl you go where angels fear to tread."  Meaning I know no fear.  I have tried everything at least once.  Now, would I tell people that's the way to live?  Not unless you have a very strong heart.

The other day I received an email that said.... "You've been MEMED."  Not knowing anything about MEMEing :) I did just what I thought I was supposed to do, and low and behold I MEMED on someone else's blog. :/  If you go to Laurie Manny's blog you'll see where I goofed.  Hers is so much more interesting so please do read it.

Then, today I got another email.  It said, "You've been MEMED. OK now what do I do?  Is this a mistake too?  I mean looking foolish once is one thing, but I don't think I want a double dose, so I went to the blog of Neal Bloom.  Great MEME! But sure enough he had it right there at the end of his blog, "Well, now I need one more Yeal has already been MAMED how about Roberta Lee?"  Hay that's me! :)

  Well 5 things, hummmmm.  I did 5 things on Laurie's MEME; I'm so sorry Laurie, so I will try to come up with 5 more.

 1.   My grandmother was a concert pianist, but the interesting thing is that she and my grandfather worked in the first movie theater in Hannibal, MO.  My grandfather ran the projector, a hand cranked one. And my grandmother played the piano. You see these were silent films.  You know the kind that were herky jerky?  Well part of that was being hand cranked.  Grandma had to interpret the music she thought went with what was on the screen.  I have a picture of Grandma and Grandpa standing in front of that theater. It's packed so I can't get it out to include it here, sorry.

2.   My grandmother had every piece of sheet music ever wrote since before that time.  I have the most wonderful memories of standing next to the piano singing while she played.  I knew most of those songs by heart and when in my 20's, people used to say, "Roberta you're to young to know that song." :)  When my grandmother died she left that music to my cousin.  In today's market it would be priceless. But to me what is more than priceless are the memories I have of the two of us enjoying music together.

3.   When my mother married my step father, who was a rancher, she was through and through a city gal from San Francisco.  She didn't appreciate dirt, horses or cows and she couldn't understand that a young girl of hers just loved every minute of it and to get dirty was like being next to God.  Our nearest neighbor was three miles away, so when I went to play I had a ways to go.  My mother was a stickler for being on time and that meant on time!  Not 5 minutes late.  So being the kid that I was I would stay until the last second to play and then run all the way home, through fields of alfalfa, dust and ruts, jumping irrigation ditches full of water, over or under fences and then out of breath rush in the door and yell,  "I'm home on time mommy." I became one of the fastest runners on my schools track team. 

The school I went to 1st to 8th grades was a 4 room school house.  We had a kitchen but not a cafeteria.  The mothers would take turns, one week at a time. Cooking lunch for the entire school.  We had about 100 or fewer students.  The hardest part of the day in school was the class before lunch.  The aromas that would waft into our class rooms from the kitchen made our tummies growl and our mouths water.  I mean to tell you this was down home cooking.

4.   When I learned to ride horses I had to learn to ride bare back.  Oh I had a saddle but I was so young that I couldn't saddle the horse myself, so if I wanted to ride I had to just get on with no saddle.  That is how I began to learn to trick ride.  When my step father saw I had a talent (no fear) that is when he started to coach me for the rodeo.

5.   When I was 12 and a half my mother and I left the ranch.  We moved to Hayward CA.  It was a hard transition for me. From the freedom of the fields, 4H, horses, dirt, sunny days, rainy days at school dancing folk dances in the halls, listening to the radio at night in the living room with mom and dad, the smell of the alfalfa being cut and dried.  To this day some of my fondest and happiest memories are of growing up on that ranch.

Well not exciting but to me it was a great start for a life of twists, turns, ups, downs and adventures.  It all went into the "who" of me.  It's a road that lead me circuitously as it was to Real Estate and why I deal mainly in Ranch Properties.

 

Now it is my turn to MEME five individuals.  OK here goes;

Sheron Cardin

George Tallabas

Callie Waterhouse

Charley Bottger

Debbie Malone

 

Please copy me when you write your MEME I really want to read them. :)

 

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Rainer
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Theresa Cavanaugh
Global Realty Marketing - Appleton, WI
WOW!  Great meme.  I am a horse lover too and I will visit Laurie's blog to get your view of her "meme".  I think you may have come across a new twist to the meme...maybe we could start to "cross meme" our community members!
Mar 24, 2007 07:46 AM #1
Rainer
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Roberta Lee
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Norco, CA
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Theresa

Thank you for  your response.  I was beginning to think I was in a black hole somewhere. :) LOL

Yes I sure think it would be a delight to "corss meme". I sure do believe in networking and I love to hear about the lives and workings of others.  OK  How do we start?

Mar 24, 2007 08:31 AM #2
Rainer
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Theresa Cavanaugh
Global Realty Marketing - Appleton, WI

Roberta, you got me...I was hoping that someone more seasoned than us would have joined in by now.  LOL

hmmm, let me think about it.

Mar 24, 2007 09:53 AM #3
Rainer
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Roberta Lee
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Norco, CA
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Theresa

You and me too :)  But let's see if anyone else can come up with an idea.  I'm not sure how we would go about it.  I'm really really computer challenged! :/

Mar 24, 2007 10:01 AM #4
Rainer
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Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV

OK, Theresa and Roberta, a cross Meme?  What??  LOL!  What are you wanting to do, link to the people you were Meme'd by, and the ones you Meme'd afterwards?  'Cause you did that.  Give me more details about what you're wanting and we'll see if we can try it.

Roberta, I swear I thought I had commented on this Meme before!  Didn't I?  Or I'm having the strongest deja vous.  I remember laughing about how you became a fast track runner!

I'll check back and see if I can help out.  Let me know!

Mar 24, 2007 10:24 AM #5
Rainer
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Roberta Lee
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Norco, CA
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Sarah

  Well I can't talk for Theresa but I thought it would be fun to be able to keep in closertouch than just commenting on blogs or as associates.  You know a blogging community in a blogging community!  :/

Make sense? And no I don't remember seeing your comment before this one, but thanks for answering this one.  Thats what we need a gal techie! :)

Mar 24, 2007 10:52 AM #6
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend!

Hello my blogger friend...memeing is fun, thanks for inviting me...like I said in mine...if I get meme'd again I am going to have to get down and dirty on the lowdown...

What a wonderful childhood you had and it sounds like you are still in it. Boondabah!  

Mar 24, 2007 11:32 AM #7
Rainer
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Roberta Lee
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Norco, CA
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Sheron

Oh it's so good to see you here.  Thank you so very much for commenting. 

Well I have heard it said that the young at mind never get old!  Hmm, I guess I'm about 2 now.  LOL :)

Mar 24, 2007 12:31 PM #8
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Your Friend Bill Cherry

The man that let you divorce him was a total moron.

Bill

Jul 09, 2007 09:56 AM #9
Rainer
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Roberta Lee
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Norco, CA
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Bill

Why my goodness, thank you for such a nice compliment.  I guess I have called him everything but a moron.  To be fair, I guess I'm not the easiest person to live with.  I can be very head strong and opinionated too, as you might tell if you read my posts or the commnets I make on someone else's post.  In my defence I do try to be fair though.  And...oh yeah, I'm honest to the bone. :) Thank you for taking the time to read my MEME and for your delightful commnet.  You might want to read my second MEME Is The Second Time Around Better

Jul 09, 2007 11:13 AM #10
Rainer
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Bruce Bourgault, Vice President, Mpro
Central Pacific Homeloans - Honolulu, HI
Hi Roberta -- what a great post.  Life on a ranch as a young girl must have been a blast.  I am afraid I am much more of a city guy and have never been on a horse.  Thanks for shaing your most interesting young years.  Aloha 
Jul 09, 2007 12:34 PM #11
Rainer
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Roberta Lee
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Norco, CA
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Bruce

Yes, I will have to say that the happiest years of my young years were spent on that ranch.  When my mother moved me to the city I was like a duck out of water, but I guess I learned to swim quickly.  I would love to hear about your young years.  You told us about your ROTC years but what about before that?  I would love to hear about those. :)

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for the comments. :)

Jul 09, 2007 02:06 PM #12
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