FAMILY REUNION – Happy New Year! – 01/05/08


Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group.  The group continues to grow each week.  We increased from 174 to 187 members this week, and from 925 to 992 posts! Welcome to all new members, and thanks to those who posted!  Keep in mind that any member of the group can invite other members to join. 

Below is a selection of my some of my favorite posts to appear within the group over the past week or so, including one of my own.  If you like any of the posts below, please consider subscribing to the author's blog.  You will not be disappointed, I assure you.  I subscribe to all of the bloggers included here. 





Lost Forever – A Sad Post   by Martin Abeshaus

This one really doesn't require any commentary from me.  It speaks for itself.





Remembering My Granddaddy   by Cynthia Tilghman

This is a great tribute post to Cynthia's late grandfather, who sounds like a very special man indeed.





Match Me With My Tree Challenge: My Story    by Julie Neerings

This is a sweet, poignant post from Julie about the origin of her three Christmas trees. 




Respect Our Troops – A Disgraceful Parenting Story  by Adam Waldman 

This is a sickening look at greed involving a parent who coerced her child into lying in a disgraceful way.







Floor Time… The Early Years… Part Three… Mrs Miller   by Karen Anne Stone

Karen Anne relates a funny and poignant story from her early years in real estate.







 Fly Fishing, Real Estate, Blogging and a Hook in my Nose  by Paul Slaybaugh

This one should probably win "title of the year" honors for ActiveRain.  There is a great lesson here for all of us, along with some interesting childhood memories.






Come to my House for Christmas! – Okay, maybe I should have invited you sooner?  by Jason Crouch

This was my belated invitation to enjoy Christmas morning at the Crouch house, complete with photos.



If you haven't joined or even visited the group yet, here is the description that I wrote there to give you some idea of what we are all about:

First question: Is this a fan club for the 80's sitcom? No. I just wanted to think of something memorable for this group. This is meant to be a fun place to escape the daily drama of the real estate industry. Please feel free to post any family stories or lessons here. We envision this as a great place to share funny stories about kids, marriage, siblings, parenting, or anything family-related. Posts may relate business to family life, or they may be about striking a healthy balance between career and life. Welcome to Family Ties!

So come on over and check it out!  We're like one big happy family in this great group!  If you aren't visiting this group, I can assure you are missing out on some terrific writing.  I look forward to seeing you there.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Here is the last wrapup, in case you missed it:

FAMILY REUNION – Super-Sized Edition – Just in Time for Christmas! – 12/21/07

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