Essex Ed: Realtor or Ground Hog?

Real Estate Agent with Page Taft Real Living

When I first moved into town and got into real estate, I thought it would be good to have a catchy screen name that would be easy to remember.  Since my name is Ed and I live in Essex, why not "Essex Ed".  I even bought the domain name which is still active and directs people to my web site.  

Then at the first Saturday in February, I learned that "EssexEd" was the name that the town gave to a 15 foot high fiberglass iEssex Ed Groundhog mage of the town mascot:  a groundhog.

So every year, the town sponsors a parade in honor of ground hog day and everybody walks through town banging on pots and pans and yelling so the groundhog will emerge from his hole (I've never seen a live groundhog in Essex!).

Last year he was decorated up as a "birthday boy" Beatles Groundhog





This year, the theme was "the Beatles" and Essex Ed was decorated and crowned as a 5th member of that famous group



So maybe my screen name wasn't such a bad idea - who would have thought that I was a famous figure in town!

Comments (2)

Michael Regan
Deerfield Beach Appraisers - Deerfield Beach, FL

So the website gets alot of hits one day a year? : )   gotta go with essexhomes - probable taken - or similar

Feb 02, 2009 12:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I did not realize that I was in the presents of a celebrity when I have stopped by your office.  The next time I will have to get your autograph .......... LOL

Feb 03, 2009 05:33 AM