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July Warm and Fuzzy: A Grandpas Wisdom

warm fuzzies Jul 01, 2022

There is a story told of an old man and his grandson who were walking down a business street in a downtown district.  I like it because I am currently a "Pop Pop" to eight grandchildren; including Jon Burke's three lovely children.


As they walked along, the grandfather suddenly stopped, turned his head slightly, and tweaked his ear. After a moment he said to his grandson, “Follow me.”


They slowly moved from where they were standing to a small planter box next to a sidewalk café. The planter was filled with various seasonal plants, but as the old man gently pushed back the flowers, behind them revealed a small bird’s nest filled with baby chicks; their chirping almost indistinguishable from the din of lunchtime dinners and people on the sidewalk.



No one seemed to pay any attention to the old man, his grandson or the little nest, but the grandson was amazed. After watching for a few minutes and then moving away the little boy looked up at his grandfather.

“Grandpa, how did you hear the birds? There is so much noise, so much happening, how could you hear?”


Without saying a word the old man took several coins from his pocket and tossed them on the ground. With the tinkling of the coins on the sidewalk it seemed everything came to a stop. People turned around. Diners stopped eating to look their way. 


Several almost seemed to want to reach down and pick up the dropped coins. Then as quickly as it had happened, everything went back to the way it was.

That’s when the wise Grandpa spoke.


“It’s all in what you are listening for,” he said.


​We know that selling a home is about more than money. Let us chat so we can listen and find out together how to get you the house you want purchased or the house you have sold.