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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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1954 Phone call prices from Searcy AROur kids today think phone calls are free.  And they are.  They can talk for hours on their cell phones.  Let's educate them by saying phone calls were once very expensive.  Check this phone book page.  You live in Searcy AR.  You have a friend in Little Rock.  You want to call the friend.  If you call station-to-station it is cheaper.....3 minutes for 50 cents!  If you want to call person-to-person (which means if you don't get the person you don't have to pay)  it is 80 cents for the 3 minutes.  Plus tax will be added as explained at the bottom of the page.  So you also have a friend in Miami.  $1.70 for 3 minutes or 2.40 for person-to-person.  The further away you were the more it cost.  Nights and Sundays were cheaper.  And there was Collect call...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 28, 2020Good Morning Westcliffe, CO50°Our Tuesday morning starts with pleasant temperatures and scattered clouds to grace our morning sky.Today gives us showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with a high temperature in the lower 70's.We begin with a southwest wind around 5mph becoming north in the afternoon.Sunrise:  6:01Sunset:  8:14Enjoy your day!
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Ellen Lewis Herndon was born in Culpeper, Virginia back in 1837 to William and Frances.  I don’t have any information about her childhood, however apparently, she was born into a wealthy family.  In 1856, she met her future husband. They married in 1859 in New York City.  she was a talented soprano who often sang with the Mendelssohn Glee Club.Her husband served in the Civil War with the New York militia, while Ellen sympathized with the Confederacy. The pair became a prominent around New York.  Among their friends were the Vanderbilts, Astors and Roosevelts.Her husband devoted his time to the New York Republican party, rising through the ranks to become Adjutant General of New York, with the U.S. Army at the rank of brigadier general.  In 1880, she came down with a cold, which quickly ...
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Ready to give your meals a bold and bright Mediterranean twist? This roundup of top Mediterranean recipes will give you all the inspiration you need. Wholesome recipes with big Mediterranean flavors from Greece and Italy, to Morocco, the Middle East and more! From main dishes, to Mediterranean salads, sides and many more. GREEK-STYLE BAKED COD WITH LEMON AND GARLIC There is a reason this baked cod recipe has been the #1 most cooked and enjoyed recipe on the blog for some time! A handful of Mediterranean spices, plus a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic, give it glorious flavors. Comes together in just over 20 minutes. Check the full recipe here!  CHICKEN SHAWARMA This easy baked chicken shawrama will transport you to the streets of the Middle East! Loads of flavor. The secret...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 OK let me try this again this is a quizz just for fun which plate do you prefer?  Let me call this Plate ONE.. how do you like this one? and why?  Let's call this plate TWO and do you prefer plate ONE or TWO? Let us know why... just for fun....  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or lux...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Want to Have Some Fun? Yesterday I made a quick trip into a Walgreens (at the corner of Happy and Healthy)  on my way home from a doctor’s visit.  I dutifully put my mask on and when I walked through the door, a lady on her way out (who like everyone else in the store had her mask on) waved at me and with a big smile said  “Well, hi Neighbor!” I waved and said “Hi” back.   I have no idea who she was.  These masks can help protect those around us but they also can make for some interesting fun...if you’re so inclined.  Next time you’re out, mask on, say “Hi neighbor” to someone you pass in the store.Everywhere else, we are someone else, but at home, we remove our masks. Matthew Desmond 
By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
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Trivia question answers for Monday July 27, 20201. What kind of information resource takes its name from a Hawaiian word for "quick"? A  wiki2. What is January's birthstone? Garnet3. How many words rhyme with purple? None4. How many rivers does Saudi Arabia have? NoneTrivia questions for Tuesday July 28, 20201. Where was King Arthur's court?2. What type of creature was an Archelon?3. How many ounces in a gill?4.What do you call filo pastry stuffed with chopped nuts and honey, or syrup?Enjoy your day.
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 27, 2020Good Morning Westcliffe, CO52°Our Monday morning starts with pleasant temperatures and cloudy skies.Today gives us another day with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.We have an 80% chance for rain and we can expect a high temperature only in the upper 60's.We begin with a north wind 5-10mph becoming east in the afternoon.Sunrise:  6:00Sunset:  8:15Enjoy your day!
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 26, 2020Good Morning Westcliffe, CO52°Our Sunday morning starts with pleasant temperatures and mostly cloudy skies.Today will be mostly cloudy with a high temperature only around the 70° mark.We have a 90% chance for showers and thunderstorms.We can expect a southwest wind 5-10mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.Sunrise:  6:00Sunset:  8:15Enjoy your day!
By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
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Moving from a suburban house with plenty of room for gardening, to a condo in a high-rise with no private outdoor space can be a challenge for someone who enjoys a bit of gardening. One of the first things we did when we had a San Francisco address, (two years before we moved in) was to put our name on the waiting list for a garden plot at the Fort Mason Community Garden. Time passes, in our case 7-1/2 years, and finally we were awarded a plot, which we've enjoyed now for about 4 years.In our 5' x 20' plot we have: one lemon tree, numerous herbs (rosemary, lavender, oregano, several types of thyme and sages,) two gorgeous rose bushes, a number of dahlias (the official flower of San Francisco) nasturtiums, a geranium, day lilies, tulips, daffodils, California poppies (our state flower), ...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 25, 2020Good Morning Westcliffe, CO50°Our Saturday morning starts with pleasant temperatures and partly cloudy skies.Today will be partly sunny with a high temperature in the middle 70's.We have a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.We can expect a south southwest wind 5-10mph.Sunrise:  5:59Sunset:  8:16Enjoy your day!
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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Every year on the 3rd Sunday in July, and this year on Sunday July 19, 2020, we celebrate National Ice Cream Day, as we enjoy various delicious ice creams.In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July a National Ice Cream Month, on the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day.I want to wish to all my friends and to all members at Active Rain community a happy wonderful National Ice Cream Day, and enjoy the ice creams festivities.
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Diego Hernandez Sanfeliz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico back in 1934.  After graduating from high school, he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He received a Navy ROTC scholarship in 1955, earning a degree in Physics.  After graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign, in 1956 he was designated as a Naval Aviator.He saw action in Vietnam, he also served as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander Carrier Division. By 1980 he was promoted to Captain taking command of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy.  In 1981, he was in charge of the Third Fleet which included 40 ships, 200 aircraft, and roughly 50,000 sailors, airmen and Marines from the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada. He retired in 1991.What you may not know about Vice Admiral Hernandez is that he was ...
By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
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 July 28th Puzzle - National Milk Chocolate Day Enjoy your day! Directions:  Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window. To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word.  Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected.  If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list. The settings at the top of the page will allow you to change the difficulty of the puzzle, number of words, etc. Please check back for future puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day! Click Here To Play  If you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal. 
By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
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Trivia question answers for Sunday July 26, 20181. What is a male cat if a female cat is a queen? Tom2/ Who spoke the first recorded message "Mary had a little lamb"? Thomas Edison3. What is a Kissing gourami? Tropical fish4. Oil wrestling is the national sport of what country? TurkeyTrivia questions for Monday July 27, 20201. What kind of information resource takes its name from a Hawaiian word for "quick"?2. What is January's birthstone?3. How many words rhyme with purple?4. How many rivers does Saudi Arabia have?Enjoy your day.
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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 Self-Love ... you deserve it! Watch our Live shows on Facebook airing Wednesday’s at 12 pm. Elite Realty Group (423) 307-8566 Licensed in TN Equal Housing Opportunity The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.c...
By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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When I’m not selling houses in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., I enjoy learning new and interesting historical facts and trivia. Courtesy of Wikipedia, here are seven surprising stories from July 27.          1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".          1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.          1921 – Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.          1929 – The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with the fair treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 n...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Motivational Monday… Getting Excited Over Alcohol (No...Not That Kind!)Since the beginning of the year, many of us have discovered bare or empty shelves of items that are needed. For example, there was the infamous toilet paper run or liquor stores running short of vodka that could be made into hand sanitizer.  Larry loves to bake so I was able to stock up on flour and sugar,  however, there were a few weeks when we could not find bread flour and he ended up ordering yeast from who knows where.  So when I ran into Target Sunday morning and found a large bottle of alcohol and Clorox-like wipes I couldn’t wait to share the news with Larry!  Up until a month ago, you couldn’t find any alcohol or wipes. It’s funny how the little things in life can bring us so much joy and happiness if we ju...
By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Trust me on this one- the flavor combo sound odd but tastes outstanding for a cook out.This is great in a slow cooker and serves 6 servings30 oz. great northern beans, rinsed and drained.1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion1 tablespoon yellow mustard1/4 cup chili sauce1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained.3/4 cup Bacon BitsSpray a slow cooker with butter flavored cooking spray.  In prepared container, combine great northern beans, onions, mustard, and cjile sauce.  Stir in undrained pineapple and bacon bits.  Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.  Mix well before serving. 
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Another recipe from Will Hamm....   To go with my baked beans in the cook pot today goes BBQ Grilled Beef Kabobs Prep time is about 15 mins. Ingredients 1-1/2 boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces . assorted cut up fresh vegetable's (peppers, mushrooms, onion, and zucchini) 1 bottle (18oz) Kraft original barbecue sauce, and flavor works Arrange meat and vegetables on skewers. Place kabobs on grill over medium-high coals Grill 10 to 15 minutes or to desired doneness, turning once and brushing frequently with barbecue sauce. Serve and enjoyed     Will Hamm, Hamm Homes LLC.Aurora, Colorado HammHomes@ymail.com Call me at: 303-358-1147 Find me at: Facebook and HammHomes.com