Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come. ~ Melody Beattie
Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/new-years-quotes
Here are just a few more inspirational quotes to help kick off the new year…………
2022… RING IN THE TRUE!! Let us all whisper the words ‘2022 will be happier!’
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~ Helen Keller
Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. ~ William Shakespeare
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you ready for the new year 2022 to start? We certainly are ready!! Let us all have a wonderful new year!
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It is not too late to donate to your favorite non profit! Every amount counts.
One of our favorite non profits is Soup Mobile. They do so much for the Dallas community.
Also, don’t forget that you can do all your holiday shopping on Amazon.com/smile and choose your favorite charity. Amazon donates a small percentage to that charity. Great way to do two great things at once!
Halloween Candy Quick Facts
172 million Americans celebrate Halloween
29% of all Halloween purchases are made online
Among those who celebrate Halloween, 96% will purchase candy
They will spend about $30.40 on average
Most Halloween shopping is done the first 2 weeks of October.
In Oregon, full-sized candy bars are the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive
Overall Halloween spending is expected to be $10.14B in 2021
Over 50% of parents stash some Halloween candy to enjoy later in the year
Did you know….. “The evening before Halloween was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.” Read All: https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween
Here are a few Halloween links with fun info about trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, costumes and treats!
Is It Safe to Trick-or-Treat During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2021? Experts Share Halloween Health Safety Tips ……….. https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2021/10/is-it-safe-to-go-trick-or-treating-in-2021-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.html
Best pumpkin carvings in 2021……… https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g238/pumpkin-carving-ideas/
Best Halloween costumes in 2021…….. https://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/news/g1771/top-trending-halloween-costumes/?slide=1
What’s the top Halloween candy in each state?…….. https://www.candystore.com/blog/facts-trivia/halloween-candy-map-popular/
We are honored to serve the community in Dallas, Plano and Anna. Thank you to Amy for your most recent review: “Tracy is on the ball! All of Lakewood Title is on the ball!”
Thank you Lisa for the wonderful cookies. We really appreciate you!
Our Lakewood Title Company would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all those born in July. Cheers to you! AND let us toast to a great month coming up with hopefully many blessings in store. Let’s all stay positive and make it a good one!
A huge THANK YOU to all those that took the time to review our title company. We really do strive to make our clients happy!
J.J. Chapa says: As a Realtor of a large team; we depend on high quality professionals to help our business run smoothly and our client’s to be well cared for. There is no other title company I would ever trust with this more than Lakewood Title. They are responsive, professional and provide the best client experience with the dedication to make convenience a tenant for our clients by working with them on closing times and locations. I’ve had them close a client in their home after business hours. There are no better folks to work with.
Kelley MacKay says: Tracy is very communicative easy to get a hold of and works hard to make things go smoothly. They go out of their way to make closings easy on the buyer seller and the agents.
Lisa Trees says: I have had the pleasure of working with Lakewood Title as a Realtor, and as a buyer. Without a doubt, their customer service exceeds all expectations. This amazing group of people truly care about their clients and their quality of work is out of this world.
Tracy and Mark are miracle workers! Just had the worst lender of all time on a deal but thanks to Tracy Koonce and her constant diligence and Mark Carlson’s cool head in and quick thinking in a dire situation, they moved heaven and earth to get my client closed today!! He was able to make his flight this afternoon to leave on a long planned trip. THANK YOU Lakewood Title! You always do an amazing job for us.
Lakewood Title has been incredible to work with. We switched from a prior title company because we were not receiving the type of service that we required. We considered several title companies, but decided to give Lakewood Title a try. We close several deals every month and Lakewood Title has not only met, but has exceeded our expectations. Our latest closing required creative thinking to eliminate numerous problems and issues. Richard supplied the creative solutions, and Mary got it closed on time. Anyone with title needs should use this company.
Let’s keep this candle burning for all the veterans who can’t be with us this Memorial Day Weekend!
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
READ MORE FACTS: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history
Have you ever wondered why April Fool’ Day is even a thing or why it got its own day??
“On April 1, 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.
Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery.
Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.
These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as poisson d’avril (April fish), said to symbolize a young, “easily hooked” fish and a gullible person.
April Fools’ Day spread throughout Britain during the 18th century. In Scotland, the tradition became a two-day event, starting with “hunting the gowk,” in which people were sent on phony errands (gowk is a word for cuckoo bird, a symbol for fool) and followed by Tailie Day, which involved pranks played on people’s derrieres, such as pinning fake tails or “kick me” signs on them.” ~ www.history.com
READ MORE: April Fools! 9 Outrageous Pranks in History
Lakewood Title supports the SoupMobile community in Dallas!
Due to Covid and this Dallas, Texas cold spell, they need our help more than ever. Please consider donating to their mission or adding them to Amazon.com/smile as your favorite charity.
FROZEN PIPE REPAIR FUND for:
SOUPMOBILE CHURCH needs funds………. https://www.soupmobile.org/special-event/church-flooding
What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? What are you thankful for? Do you know the history of Thanksgiving?
Top Ten Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions
- Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Break the wishbone for good luck
- Eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal
- Take a nap
- Share what you’re most thankful for
- Watch an American football game
- Be grateful for Friendsgiving
- Run a turkey trot
- Shop ’til you drop on Black Friday
- Giving back