Memorial Day – Remembering Those Who Sacrificed It All

Memorial Day, when we remember the men and women who sacrificed it all while serving our country.

My mom and dad have had an American flag on our front porch in South Florida for as long as I can remember. Especially as a former Navy pilot, dad’s always recognizing the risk that brave men and women take to protect our freedoms. He’s also always honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, just as we focus on this weekend.

In fact, right now we’re on the avocado farm, where I grew up (pic taken this morning). Dad still farms it at 85 years old, continuing to ship off the healthy fruit to groceries near you. (view my ‘Stories’ now if you’re interested in what it’s like growing up on an avocado farm. These stories are more personal, reliving my childhood, so using stories instead of this main feed)

Couldn’t pick a better weekend to visit and listen to hours of stories from Poppy. He’s quite the historian with an incredible memory. Thanks to our family in St Pete for house/pet sitting and making this possible! Colt even helped my dad setup his usual American flags at our neighborhood church today, dad’s standard procedure (2nd pic).

I’m a Florida native and truly love Saint Petersburg and the surrounding areas! I started LovingStPete on Facebook and Instagram to help my real estate clients and others learn about our area. It’s now followed by over 15 thousand people! If you have any real estate questions, simply contact me. My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising company, which I ran for a decade, and then sold to HomeAway/VRBO.