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Thankfulness - 2018 - The Good Ole US of A

Thankfulness - 2018 - The Good Ole US of A


Today, I spent the morning with Lisa Von Domek exploring the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum while here in Boston. As we listened to the video, narrated by President Kennedy, we were both reminded of 'simpler' and very different times. Today, there is such divisiveness in our country (for which I am not thankful) but, it was so refreshing to hear how our country pulled together and whether we totally agreed or not, we supported what needed to be done to remain the powerful nation that we were and are today. 

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum


Being reminded, first of all, of the less complicated lives we led then - yes, as a child during the Kennedy presidency, it made me realize how differently our younger generation will remember these times. We should all be so very proud of the nation in which we are so very fortunate to live and be forever grateful for those who have and continue to serve our country each and every day...for our freedoms. 


What a wonderful country in which we live - and what incredibly unique people we all are, regardless of our heritage. And how fortunate are we to live among such diversity?


Being a small business owner makes me appreciate, even more, living & working in these United States of America. After all, we are living 'The American Dream!'


God Bless the USA


God bless the United States of America.


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Comment balloon 17 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • November 05 2018 01:24AM


Dear Debe,

Great thoughts. As flawed as this country started out, they still got the basics right, which is shown by our relative longevity & flexibility in changing times. Hashing out clear rules for doing business has certainly helped. It is more difficult to start one elsewhere, which is why recent arrivals often opt for going into business & do very well with it. Whatever the rules, you can sorta count on them.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) about 1 month ago

It actually occurred to me recently that half the country would likely cheer if a president was assassinated in today's world.  I suppose it was the Kennedy anniversary that brought that thought to mind.  I remember how we all came together and prayed when Regan was shot.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 1 month ago

Isn't that so sad, Tammy Lankford,? I have not liked a couple of our presidents but, respected the office and would have been as somber as the next person if either of them had been assassinated. I worry that generations after ours don't have the same respect that we do. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 month ago

Agreed, Dörte Engel! Times, they are a changin' (for certain). I only wish we could go back to simplicity, care and support, regardless of the political affiliation. There is so much more we can do together than apart.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 month ago

It was a wonderful tour of the John F. Kennedy Library Debe Maxwell, CRS and I agree (and am saddened) at your comment of what would occur if we lost our President today the way the Nation lost Kennedy.  Reading the quotes he made, I know that President Kennedy would not recognize his party today and would be saddened by its evolution.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 1 month ago

Morning Debe.

Yes the good old times, when life was simple.  Going to vote today, to avoid the crowd

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 1 month ago

Good morning Debe. The 60's were a simpler time and currently we have chaos. Maybe it's time to stop and think! You had a great tour partner! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 month ago

Good morning Debe.  This is one thing that those of us who live here should never take for granted.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 month ago

Good morning Debe. I am glad to live where I do but do not recognize my country anymore. It starts with how we as individuals react to the trials we now live with. Our current leader is an ass and I am embarrassed by him daily and people around the world have lost respect for us all. I hope tomorrow changes things.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 month ago

Debe the times we grew up in were much different than today, especially politically.  The attitude use to be as President Kennedy said "What we can do for our County, and not what our country can do for us."  Today it is how do we resist the other side even if it means destroying a mans life with false accusations.  It is twisting someones words to make them appear to be racist, just because we do not like there tone.  It is promoting violence and hate, and then not taking responsibility for the consequences as the new media has become so good at doing.  It is win for the political party, no matter what the cost.  And of course if you lose, don't accept the loss, just blame the rules that you were OK with before you lost.

I agree with Lisa Von Domek, if President Kennedy was to come back today "he

would not recognize his party today and would be saddened by its evolution."

Sorry this is my rant for the year.  Now you have a sparkling day

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 month ago

George Souto you know that I agree with you...rant on my friend!!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 1 month ago

Debe- I don't know if you remember the old ad with the little girl saying how simple life used to be but I think that all of the time. I echo your sentiments that this is the greatest country and we have a heart and soul that cannot be surpassed. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 month ago

Hi Debe, We went there this afternoon and enjoyed it a lot. He had so many famous quotes and wise words. So sad that his time was cut short. What could he have done with more time?

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 month ago

 I miss the days of the Kennedy Royalty and the unity this country had....the

atmosphere now cannot be blamed on one party...

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 1 month ago

Our history can teach us so much, yet we tend to easily forget.  I share your same sentiments, and agree, as small business owners, we are living the American dream.

Posted by Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) about 1 month ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - those times people accepted results after elections and we where one people.  Different times.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 month ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS and Lisa Von Domek - I really would have enjoyed "exploring the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum," with both of you. But I'm afraid I would have broken down and cried because of everything going on during these American times as a result of movements many of which I don't agree with, accusations, the violence, and pages of history being rewritten. And I'm very uncomfortable with the people who are supposed to entertain us but now think they are the experts in politics. I don't blame our present Administration because I have always respected whoever was in office, even when I did not agree or vote for someone in a different party. All this finger pointing makes our country look very bad and personally, I think that's a big mistake. I was in Japan during the news about Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton. I was at a train station when the news came on and all the Japanese people were laughing at what our President was being accused of at that time. I felt so ashamed and humiliated. I don't understand how we got this way and why things continue to go so bad. 

United we stand.... divided we fall. I am falling to me knees on a daily basis praying for our President, our military, our schools, education, citizens, seniors, the people in need of health care that can't afford it, students to get jobs, and for America to get out of $21,697,502,722,083.00 in debt which this Administration has inherited from the past. 

Debe - please feel free to delete this comment if you choose and I won't be offended. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 20 days ago