Relocate to Wisconsin : We have "been divorced" hundreds of times...BUT Today we Celebrate...

We have "been divorced" hundreds of times...BUT Today we Celebrate...

       We always say "we've been divorced hundred of times" our niche in Divorce in real estatein nine southeastern Wisconsin counties...has had great success in having hundreds of couples able to successfully sell one of their largest assets and move on with their lives.  Seeing them a couple years later...without the stress ....and becoming the people they were meant to me is extremely gratifying.

      25 years     Twenty five years ago today....we were married....with no thought of divorce ...then or now. It really has been as Rhoda said her vows: "In sickness and in health, as long as we both shall love."   We gave no thought to Grain Exchangepoorer....planning on having each of our lives enriched by this union....and so it has been now for a quarter of a century which seems unbelievable even to us   !

        This is the picture of the Grain Exchange...a landmark in downtown Milwaukee where we were married and had a reception that followed. The ushers escorted me down the stairs from the balcony and I met my Parents at the base of the stairs where they took me down the aisle together and we met the wedding party...burgundy velvet skirts, pink satin bloused atttendants I had a dressmaker make for them...we gave them to each attendant and they really COULD wear them dress....and not a once in a lifetime "costume".   We flew a minister friend from California to officiate. But I skip ahead of myself.....

          Prior to the wedding....I had a marketing company and David worked in the private sector....I went on a trip to Boston and a side trip to Salem to see one of the well known "Witches"...Linda by Psychicname.  My Mom and I occasionally had cards read, tea leaves, palms, horoscopes....a hobby of sorts we enjoyed together. Nothing to rule your life by....just interesting.  The trip was the August before we were married...we knew each other as friends but both had other romantic interests at the time....and no thought of ever being married.  Enter Linda...who did tell me some amazing facts about the past....and then went on to say that I would "continue to renew a relationship with someone and by the end of the following year, we would be married."  I had taken copious notes....but had pretty much decided that Linda had her stars confused....I knew no such "available" person...and had no plans next year or at that time, any be married.

         Early November the phone rang and David asked if I wanted to attend his company Christmas Party at the Fox and Hounds...a very nice restaurant out in the country....we went accompanied by a HUGE snowstorm 8"-10" and a thankfully safe trip home where we stopped at a local ice cream drinkrestaurant for a nightcap...that was the night "Sally's Special" was born....a shot of vodka, creme de cacao and blended with ice cream (or here frozen vanilla custard) topped with a spritz of whipped cream and a drizzle of Raspberry Chambord....still something we use as a celebratory special occasion drink..try it ! 

   Little did I know how special that night would be...the beginning of what we will celebrate tonite 26 years almost to the day of 25 years of wedded bliss...and anyone that says it's always things....but for sure Stoneridgemore bliss than the Celebration continues...this time at a restaurant in Hales Corners we have come to love called the Stoneridge Inn.  It's a supper club where the owners, John and Diane Demopoulus, know their customers by name and you feel at home with wonderful homemade cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere.    

      Our self imposed obligation to being chairs of the Halloween Spooktacular October 21st has intentionally put off a second honeymoon...that too is "in the works" for a later date.

      And now you know..."the rest of the story" of how we became ...Hansons Both.....and are still living happily ever after. 


Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 15 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • October 10 2017 09:22AM


Good morning again Sally.

What a story.  "Sally's Special" sounds interesting.  Just may give it a try tonight.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 5 months ago

A divorce sometimes sets couple free to persue their own dreams without stress could be most rewarding aspect

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 5 months ago

What a wonderful story! Congratulations on your 25 years of marriage, and 26 years of togetherness!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, 5 months ago

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

OMG....what a wonderful peak into how the Hanson's met and their own unique story! Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 5 months ago

Thanks for sharing this interesting story, Sally K. & David L. Hanson . I'm glad to hear you're going strong after so many years together!

Posted by Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management) 5 months ago

What a romantic story, Sally.  Congrats on the 25 years and I'm going to toast for another great 25 years coming up.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

Congratulations on the 25 years of marriage. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Good morning Sally and David and congratulations! I absolutely love your story.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 5 months ago

What a lovely "happily ever after" story Sally and David!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 5 months ago

Sally and David congratulations on 25 years of marriage.  My wife and I are get close to a half century of marital bliss for her (I will deny it if you tell her I said that)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 5 months ago

That's a tough niche.  But good for you, turning lemons into lemonade.

And VERY HAPPY to see you had burgundy and gold at your wedding!  I knew you had it in you!  Well, the code is the code.  A minimum standard, to be sure, but you met the code!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) 5 months ago

Congratulations to the couple on top of the Wedding Cake!!!!   You deserve so much happiness. Happy Anniversary!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 5 months ago

You seem to have beaten the odds especially when you work with so many people who bail on marriage you have a special bond Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 5 months ago

Hi Sally and David - belated congratulations in honor of your very special day.  Lovely is a word I rarely use but it certainly seems to fit the thoughts you share.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 5 months ago

Sally & David, Happy 25th Anniversary, and what a great story.   Hope you get your 2nd honeymoon planned!  

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) 5 months ago