Your Neighbor in Real Estate: You Can Take it With You

You Can Take it With You

You Can Take it With You

Many life changing experiences include a nod to the past as a way of signifying endurance, a bond, or a talisman of prosperity.


For example: For weddings, we have 'something old and something new'. For baptisms, we have the traditional, familial Christening gown. For burials, we sometimes include a beloved object. All are items of the past.


Moving from a "first' home", or a childhood home, or any home for that matter to a 'new' home can be a due to life altering experience or be a life changer in itself.


Gardening is a passion of mine. My grandmother tended her garden of herbs, vegetables and beautiful flowers. When we went on walks, she would always amaze me by taking a pinch of this plant or that and go home with it. Several months later, I would be surprised by a growing plant that was strikingly similar to those we saw on our walks. She taught me to eat tomatoes right from the vine, still warmed by the sun.


When my mother moved from her home to mine, we brought several plants with her. They were offshoots of her favorite plants that needed to be trimmed anyway. We separated and brought some bulbs along too. 


When you move from one house to the next, you can take some plants with you providing: a) do it before the house is on the market, put it in a pot and replace the plant with another one. No large gaping hole should be left. b) or use trimmings to take with you. You will have to check which are transplantable. Or 3) get the OK in writing from the new buyer.


Seeing these plants today brought back nostalgic memories of another time and another place. They provide a sense of comfort, of continuity, of recollection.

Happy Mother's Day


Next Sunday is Mother's Day. 

As I will not have either my grandmother or my mother by my side, I could not wait to say Hello, when I looked out my window and saw their blooming flowers. 


Happy Mother's Day one and all!


Sandy Acevedo ~Your Neighbor in Real Estate ~ Whether it is to buy or sell property

                 in Riverside or San Bernadino County, I can help!~


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Comment balloon 5 commentsSandy Acevedo • May 02 2011 05:20PM


I love the memories...I remember many a carrot eaten and washed off with the hose and eaten!  SO very yummy and sweet! 

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) about 9 years ago

Sandi - nice post - take the memories with you! 

Posted by Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas (RE/MAX Properties) about 9 years ago

Deborah~ Treats from the garden were always the best, along with hose water.

Thanks Barbara~ A real organic memory.


Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) about 9 years ago

Beautiful post.  I use to walk around my grandpa's house while he showed me all his plantings and now my dad is always taking me around.  I love it! 

Posted by Laura Sargent (Carolina One Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Laura, you have beautiful memories too!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) about 9 years ago