William's Blog...with a smile!


How often have you seen an oustretched empty hand?

Raising a family was difficult.

Many personal issues and life challenges.

WE worked hard and long and we did our best to give our kids and the family a decent life, and I believe we did that.

But I still remember when the kids were in school how often I seen an outstretched arm with an empty hand.  They needed something for school again.

It seemed that they always needed something for school.

But, that  is the way life is today.

This had made me come up with a new definition for a FATHER...


A Father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.

Comment balloon 16 commentsWilliam Feela • April 27 2016 07:07AM


So that is why my husband has so many photos in his wallet. It takes so much to raise kids today.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Good morning William,

And wonder when you get a new wallet what some of the pictures were from!

Now it is the Grand kids.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 1 year ago

I love my Daddy, yes, he will always be Daddy to me...great post!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 1 year ago

I like that definition of a father, William. One feels the love in it.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 1 year ago

Hello William ...

Very well said and it makes sense to me, have a great week!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 1 year ago

That's cute!  Yes, and it seems every time you turn around, there are more requests!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 1 year ago

Hi William.  I love your definition of a father.  Great blog.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 1 year ago

Wow - "A father is someone who carries pictures where money use to be."  How very true that often is.  I remember when my children were young, that was almost a universal truth!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Very good definition William, I like it.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 1 year ago


You sure have that right . . . .

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

A generation ago my hand got a fiver and I was ever so thankful. Today a Jackson or a Tubman won't even cover the same ground William. Did you see the one with my kids.............

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 1 year ago

Good morning William.  Could not agree more.  Maybe one of these days I'll know that feeling

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 1 year ago

Very true, William.  In my case it's a Father and a Husband that fit's this description.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago


 Oh so true, kids you never ever stop worrying about them no matter how old they are! Have a good one!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes (Sitterle Homes) over 1 year ago

This sounded like my life until the kids left home...Great memories of course.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 1 year ago

Yes kids can be expensive, fortunately I have always had a business and a way for them to earn money.  When they are earning it they seem a lot more selective in how they spend it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 1 year ago