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Family Reunion - Top Ten Posts in Family Ties this Week (plus one of mine) - 02/09/08


Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group.  We increased to 224 members this week.  Additionally, we moved up to 1335 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 personally subscribe to ALL of the bloggers included here. 



Why I Do What I Do - Bitter or Better  by Jan Evett

Jan's moving post is well worth reading.  I won't ruin it with a summary here.




This Is Why I Do What I Do: Lifting Hearts~Building Dreams   by Julie Neerings

This is Julie's contest-winning entry for the recent "Blast from the Past!" group contest.  Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Julie!




This is why I do what I do...and it began in 1918... by Deb Brooks

My new friend (and fellow Texan) Deb has crafted a terrific post about her father and his ability to overcome a huge potential obstacle early in his life.





When the aftermath of a Fire hits you and you receive a new pair of socks to remind you of what's important ! by Melissa Grant

Melissa's family experience a fire in their home just before the holidays.  This is a poignant post about a gift from one of her AR friends.




My Kids' Orthodontist Is On The Buffini System & My Kids Love It!    by Steve Scheer

I enjoyed Steve's post as it was a great example of masterful marketing, yet it tied in nicely with the theme of the group.





Active Rainers, TN Needs Your Help!Please Help Us Help Them!  by Vanessa Stalets

Vanessa helped to keep all of us up-to-date on the horrible tornadoes that tore through several states this past week, including her home state of Tennessee.  This post gives details on how to donate to the victims of this tragedy.





Words Of Wisdom From My Father    by Patricia Kennedy

Pat's dad was indeed wise, as this post illustrates.  This is a good lesson for all of us.




MOM ALWAYS SAID...    by Rita Narragon

Rita is my "find" for this week.  I am not sure how this post was overlooked until today.  Great, great stuff. 






Anyway You Want It....To The Coolest Wife Ever!    by Adam Waldman

This was Adam's "love song" post, and he did not disappoint!  Make sure you read about his memorable wedding soundtrack here.






Inspired By Song: For My Valentine  by Paul "Da Weasel" Slaybaugh

This one shows Paul's sensitive and romantic side.  It is sincerely one of the best posts that I have yet read by my good friend.





Love Songs for My Family  by Jason Crouch

I dedicated a song or two to each member of my immediate family for our February Inspired by Song! contest.




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!


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