Saturday, September 10, 2011

Open House - 89 Beecher Avenue Waterbury CT 06705 - Sunday 9-11-11

Open House 89 Beecher Avenue Waterbury CT 06705 – Sunday, September 11, 2011 2-4 p.m.

 

Come and join William James Walton, Sr. of Weichert, Realtors® - Briotti Group  on September 11, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a personal tour of this beautiful colonial style home on 89 Beecher Avenue.

Features of this home, being offered for $144,500, include

  • Spacious yard
  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
  • 4 bedrooms, two full bathrooms
  • Finished lower level
  • 2 car detached garage

 

Call William James Walton, Sr. at (203) 558-7463 to arrange a private showing, or visit him Sunday at the Open House.

 

Directions: East Main to Beecher or Meriden to Beecher

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The Day My Grams Died...

It was August 25, 2011 at 9:50 a.m. I was the first one to receive the news.Martha Ellen Walton

I had received the call from my Aunt Eunice, my grandmother's older and remaining sister, around 9:30 that morning. She had been notified by the hospital that Grams had a heart attack. I rushed from where I was, grateful that my cousin Nona was around. She drove me to the hospital and I got to the ICU as quickly as I could.

When the doctors told me the news, my eyes widened, and I almost thought that I would collapse right there on the spot, but God enabled me to hold it together. The doctor explained everything they had tried to do to keep my Grams alive, but the combination of medications, along with the shocks, just couldn't do the job.

You see, my grandmother had COPD, and she had reached the final stages of the disease two months ago, when she was admitted to the emergency room because her blood pressure had dropped dangerously low. Her pastor's wife sang "How Great Is Our God" in her ear, and her pressure began to rise, inexplicably. So God gave her a little more time, that day, to be with us.

We had brought her back to the hospital at least 5 times between that episode and August 23, and when she was brought to the hospital that day, she had developed pneumonia.

It was her time to leave me, to leave us.

I am grateful for the 37 years that she was in my life. In spite of the issues that we had regarding my father, I still loved her very much, and did everything that I could to make her life sweet in those final months. From running errands, to spending the night, I am glad that I had the time to spend with her.

We buried her Wednesday, August 31. The funeral was a beautiful service, with plenty of beautiful purple flowers, and purple accents throughout the church (purple was her
favorite color).

As the days have gone by, I allow the memories to wash over me. The sound of her voice, her sometimes colorful phrases, her giving spirit, her sweet disposition. I remember with fondness her penchant for cake. Even as a little boy, I remember her always going to
this one bakery on East Main Street after church every Sunday and picking up cake. When she got sick and couldn't go out any more, any occasion at which cake was served, we would always bring her some cake. Wednesday was my daughter's birthday, and Grams would have been calling us, "Did you save me a piece of cake?"

I also remember all of the things she introduced me to. Gummy bears. Portuguese rolls. Truffles. Church.Cooking collard greens, spinach, mustard greens and cabbage with peppered jowls.

I treasure the fact that she taught me how to cook better than what I had already learned before I went to college. I am thankful that she taught me the secret to a great sweet-potato pie. Now, I'll be getting the calls...

Goodbye, Grams. I love you, I miss you, and I will never forget you....

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Open House - 54 Kendall Circle Waterbury CT 06708 - Sunday August 21 2011

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Open House - 54 Kendall Circle Waterbury CT 06708 – Sunday, August 21, 2011 1-3 p.m.


Come and join Dot Dorso, of Weichert, Realtors® - Briotti Group on August 21, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a personal tour of this beautiful raised ranch on 54 Kendall Circle Road.

 

Features of this home, being offered for $175,000, include

·         Spacious yard with three-tiered deck with swimming pool

·         Eat-In Kitchen

·         3 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom

·         Hardwood floors

·         Fireplaces in living room and lower level family room

·         Finished lower level with in-law potential

 

Call Dot Dorso at (203) 558-3441 to arrange a private showing, or visit her Sunday at the Open House.

 

Directions: Bunker Hill Road to Juniper Ridge Dr. to Sabal Dr. to Kendall Circle

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

In Time...

In Time…

 

Have you ever worked and wondered, “Is this all in vain?”

There are times when we have given our all, we’ve been dedicated, we’ve been considerate, and it looks like that for all our effort, nothing will ever come of it.

This can be true no matter what it is that we are working on – whether it is blogging for business, or prospecting for buyers and sellers through traditional means. Or even in our personal lives, it may seem as if everything that we do has no significance or point to it at all.

But in time, we all reap what we have sown, whether it is good or bad. So we should never give up or despair that what we have done is for naught, for everything happens in its proper season, in its proper time…

 

This Week’s Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1 (New Living Translation)

 1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.

 

 

 

Inspired by Loreena Yeo's God First weekly posts, I am beginning this New Year with A Needed Word, a weekly message that I hope you will find inspiring, uplifting, and useful both professionally and personally.

 

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wolcott CT Food Drive March 26 2011

Wolcott CT Food Drive March 26 2011

All over Wolcott CT there are signs posted encouraging Wolcott CT area residents to participate in replenishing the food supply at the Wolcott CT Food Pantry.

The food drive and fundraiser is being sponsored by the Wolcott Activity and Learning Center, a non-profit organization that fosters community service among the youth ages 11-18.

The food drive and fundraiser will be held at the gazebo on the Wolcott CT Green, across from Wolcott Town Hall, located at 10 Kenea Ave. You can contact the WALC for further details.

WALC Contact Information:
 48 Todd Road  Wolcott, CT 06716
 P.O. Box 6314
Phone Number: 203-441-4380
Email Address: youth@wolcottalc.net
Website: www.wolcottalc.net

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Staying In The Press...

Staying in the Press…

 

It never ceases to amaze me that in the middle of all the turbulence of life that so many people continue to not only survive, but thrive.

 

I do honestly believe that the reason that this is so is simply because those who do have a goal in mind, and a plan to reach that goal. Furthermore, because they have that goal firmly fixed in their mind, they will let nothing keep them from achieving it.

 

Such tenacity, such drive, means that one consistently presses their way towards their goal. Obstacles will come, but they remain in the press…delays come, but they stay in the press…failures occur, but they stay in the press…disappointments come, but they stay in the press…

 

When those leads don’t quite pan out, do you give up, or do you stay in the press? When that offer gets countered, do you throw in the towel, or do you stay in the press? When you are passed over after a listing appointment for another agent, do you stay in the press and move on to the next appointment?

 

In order to succeed in this business, it is imperative that you stay in the press….

 

 

This week’s Scripture: Philippians 3:14 (New Living Translation)

14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by Loreena Yeo's God First weekly posts, I am beginning this New Year with A Needed Word, a weekly message that I hope you will find inspiring, uplifting, and useful both professionally and personally.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

St. Baldrick's Day Childhood Cancer Research Fundraiser in Waterbury CT

St. Baldrick's Day Childhood Cancer Research Fundraiser in Waterbury CT

Do you know a child who has been diagnosed with cancer? Or do you know someone whose child has been diagnosed with cancer?

If you do and have not figured out yet how you can help, there's a way that you can.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at North End Middle School, located at 534 Bucks Hill Road in Waterbury, CT starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center, Principal Michael Lorusso is sponsoring a St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser for childhood cancer research. You can volunteer to become a shavee, or you can make a donation to the cause. This is the second year that Mr. Lorusso is sponsoring the event, and is being joined by several members of the faculty at North End, Wilby High School, and other schools in the Waterbury district.

To find out more, visit www.stbaldricks.org.

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