Relocate to Wisconsin : It's WHO you ARE...not WHAT you Are....

It's WHO you ARE...not WHAT you Are....

 Thank you @Jim Cheney not for the typical "What you Are" kind of BIG, lender, Sold this, listed that...But WHO you are....soooo much more important in the scope of "real life."  

    My Mom had a lot of what we call "Mom-isms" and onMama saide of them was: "The good you learn at Mother's knee the bad at MOM AND DINIother joints."  She had an exceptional sense of humor and what some people would call a BIG personality....she lived with us the last six months of her life...we miss her every day.  Here she is with our son "Dini"....a/k/a  Houdini Alpha Hanson....who was as much her nurse as any cat could be when she lived with us the last six months of her life.  He stayed with her and sat at or more usually ON her feet in the great room...and slept with one eye open at the foot of her bed.  If she stirred....wanted a glass of water...moved at all...he immediately went into "nurse mode" and came into our room and Meowed loudly until we went to her room to attend to her.  
    Your life experiences and how you react to them make you who you are...The people who have been your role models that you choose to emulate....are the ingredients of your character.  I was very ParCookents were superior in every aspect.   

      My Mom loved to cook...she was a better baker than I am...and I am a "spicier" cook tte fair for home made bread....a talent I have yet to master but a taste you never forget !

     I call cooking my "alternate passion" (after real estate) and David has gone from thinking grilling is cooking to having his own signature soup and dishes...amazing !

        PasPassionsions are meant to be shared....rarely a week goes by that we don't do that in some way....some expected...some unexpected....shared meals...some here....and often delivered freezer and ready to eat.   We have people who recently lost spouses, recent hospital stays, out of town family visiting, just their favorite meal....Short sales can mean a turkey dinner that lasts a while with lots of options (recipes included) for leftovers.    

     It can be comfort food...homemade soup, fresh vegetable surprisVegetablese from the Farmer's market (it's a surprise to us too depending upon what is there...can be salad, baked, sauteed, stir just never knows what you will find when you stroll the aisles of the market.  Fresh is a good thing....and soooo appreciated by the people who need a little TLC.  We always say when it you need it the most is when you are least likely (and sometimes unable) to give it to yourself. 

        There is always time for the things that matter most...and what matters most we believe is what most matters to someone else at a time they most need it.

       This is a socially conscious public service post brought to you by  Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates in southeastern Wisconsin with Keller Williams Realty.


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Comment balloon 13 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • August 03 2017 01:10PM


Sally and David,

What a lovely and heartfelt post.  Your Houdini story was lovely, and in a sense that cat was a service cat to your mom, as you are to so many around you.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 9 months ago

Your mom-isms  have served you well over the years and I don't see why you should stop following them now Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 9 months ago

Very nice post!  I remember you calling me during those 6 months and telling me things.  I had not heard about the nurse cat, though!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) 9 months ago

Sally and David I will remember your mother's saying and share it with my two boys.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 9 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson You had me at "the good you learn at mother's knee, the bad at other joints."  The thing we remember.  You reminded me of the many expressions my parents had.  Thank you for this post.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) 9 months ago

Good morning Sally.

The cat story just goes to tell everyone our four legged fur babies are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 9 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson what a great story.  Houdini sounds like he had the gift of taking care of others too.  Thank you for all you do for others  

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) 9 months ago

Hi Sally and David -- I enjoyed this post and while nothing was a particular's always heartening to read of care and never goes out of style.   Thank you for sharing.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 9 months ago

I like hearing good stories like this. Thanks for sharing and your clients and people you deal with are blessed to have you.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 9 months ago

Good morning Sally and David.  A great deal of truth in this wonderful post.  Thanks.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

Sally, your kitty is a good "nurse" and you do have a very kind heart that you share with others!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 9 months ago

How beautiful! I especially loved the part about your mother and her very attentive little nurse!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 8 months ago

What?? Grilling isn't cooking??? I'm no cook.  I love to eat but can burn boxed mac and cheese (not kidding!!!).  Great post. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - 8 months ago