Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spring in Oklahoma

It looks like another nice wonderful morning in Warr Acres, Oklahoma. Birds are singing and the wind is not blowing yet. Although I like to sleep late, yet I am refreshed by the back yard view through the trees prior to the sun coming up in the morning.

The sprinklers play a little tune as they rotate to each bush and flower. The Birds are singing harmony in the back ground, especially the doves. I enjoy watching the squirrels romp down the fence and across the cable line. Then the birds get louder, the sprinkler sound goes away, and you can start to hear the heart beat of Oklahoma City as people like you and me are on our way to work. It all starts to blend at this point and hovers until the rush hours of transit are complete.

What a way to get up? It's like having the world spinning around you and jumping in it when it's time. It's like a back yard concert.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oklahoma High School Seniors of 2009

Congratualations to the Oklahoma's High School Seniors of 2009
From Rick and Nancy

Thank you for sticking it out and completing one of the longest stretches in life in completing high school. Now you have the opportunity to go out and chase your dreams. Don't let opinions, opposition, setbacks, or what you think you see, stop you from chasing the dream that has been in your heart since you were much younger. Don't feel pressured to meet time requirements that may have been seared into your beliefs by others.
Enjoy waking up each day knowing that you are a part of the USA and your vote counts. We need your support, ideas, and help in keeping America strong and able to help other countries when the time arrives. Many of you may join our military to physically protect our country. Others of you will continue your education to help our society in other ways. You will become doctors, lawyers, dentists, police, firefighters, and many other professionals who help this country with the many needs we have. If you choose not to pursue a career and get a job, then that is also a contribution.
Don't let fear navigate you from doing what you really want to do, and never hesitate to ask for help.

We wish you the best and are proud of you. You are no longer America’s future, but its present.
Rick and Nancy
Dreams Do Come True

Friday, May 1, 2009

Talking about my generation

written by: OkcRick
(Oklahoma City area Realtor)

While delivering a message about giants that are in our life, and how we can overcome them, the preacher started talking about himself being a baby boomer and how so much has changed. Being in the baby boomer bracket myself, I did some research and this is what I found.
In 2006 baby boomers started turning 60 years old at the rate of 330 per hour. The first baby boomers started drawing social security benefits in January 2008. A lot of my information was found at
I usually don't blog, but after some interesting things that have happened the last few weeks in my own life, all of this has raised my interest in our young people and the way they self destruct the opportunities before them. It's no secret that smoking can be harmful to your health, and God knows that once you start smoking it's hard to quit. Why, after 60 years of an educated generation are people still picking them up and starting? Our parents didn't have all the material available to understand the harm that smoking does, but they did know that they weren't good for us. Why are our youth so rebellious and non conforming?
This article is not to pick on smokers. I struggle with my chosen habits that my parents and other people warned me about. What puzzles me the most is, that with the education of our particular generation, why doesn't the next generation get any wiser? This is not a new observation and traces to many stories in the bible. I believe that we would all like our children to have a better life, and not have to deal with the mistakes as we did those we made.
If you're a young person reading this, I challenge you to make a difference. Point out to your friends and family, that good choices can make a difference. With your help and good intent, you can make a difference for your children. Hopefully you can start a trend that will be passed on to many generations. If not, they will probably have to learn the hard way as well.
I see many great things coming from our young people. They have gotten past many things that the baby boomers didn't. I hope there will be a future generation soon to come, that will just be called smart. Common sense is all over the place. A person shouldn't have to pay a specialist $110.00 per hour to understand how others succeed. Happyness has already been paid for.