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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Townsend Foster was born in Anna, Illinois back in 1886 to Zachary and Ruth. He attended the University of Illinois where in 1907 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. In 1909, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps.He served with General John J. Pershing on the Mexican Border. By then he was assigned to the aviation corps where he set records for endurance flying. During WWI, he was assigned as the Aviation Officer for the American Expeditionary Force in 1917, later to be replaced by Colonel Billy Mitchell.What you may not know about Townsend Foster Dodd, is that he was the first US pilot to receive the Distinguished Service medal during WWI, he was also the first commissioned US Army aviator. Dodd Army Airfield was name...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
    I know a person who is “penurious” do you? My best friend at work is this.  Me I’m the opposite and as he is a Democrat and I’m a Republican we do not look at the politics the same way.  While we can agree to disagree sometimes I wish I was afflicted with this problem if you call it one.  Anyway the meaning of (pe nyoor’e es) is unwilling to part with money or possessions; stingy.  I’ll bet he has the first dollar he ever made stuck away somewhere.  Now that you know the meaning what say you?
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 9
  In your dealings have you came across a “humbug”? Got you thinking of Uncle Scrooge?  Don’t go there Pilgrim because you would be headed in the wrong direction or would you?  Tell me do I have you confused?  I know I am.  Anyway I’ve had my share of dealings with these people and I’m sure you have also.  So without further adieu the meaning of (hum’bug’) is a spirit of trickery, deception, etc, a person who is not what he claims to be which in the end is what Uncle Scrooge was.  He just needed a rude awakening.  Enjoy your day and have a great 2012.     
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
  Have you ever worked with a “flibbertigibbet” person? It took some looking for this one.  Just stumbled on it and thought to myself why not write something to represent this type of personality.  I’ve had dealing with these types and I frankly don’t care to have one of them as a client.  You might at this time wonder what the meaning of (flib’er ti jib’it –te) is and I guess now is the time to tell you the meaning is an irresponsible, flighty person.  So now that you know the meaning have you had any dealings with these types you would want to share?  What say you?
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 11
  Do you have enough “nimiety?” I received a comment on one of my posts yesterday.  The comment was left by a young lady that I do not recall of ever getting a comment from her.  So she stated I may have too many subscriptions to keep track of! LOL I wonder if there is a word for that?  Why yes Pamela there is and it is (ni-mahy-i-tee) the meaning of which is overkill, overload, overmuch, overrun oversupply overweight well you get the idea.  Anyway welcome Pamela to wordsmith and I hope this is a long relationship.  Now what say you??? 
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 11
  Sister Mary, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a gas station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas.   The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned.   Since the nun was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. She looked for something in the car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient.   Always resourceful, she carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gas, and carried the full bedpan back to her car.   As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two men watched from across the s...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
      I went to the bank to cash a check.  Put check and driver’s license in the tube and hit send.  The lady says to you want to cash this?  Civilized James says “Yes please.” Sarcastic James wants to say “No, I thought you might get Johnny Depp to autograph it for me.”   Do not be afraid if you see a fat man in a red suit at the mall stuffing girls into a bag. It's just Santa picking up "Ho's" for Christmas  

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