John C. Taylor is an inspiration

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His name is John C. Taylor and at age 94 has done more than most people in their lifetime.  He appeared on Doctor OZ during an anti-aging show and continues to defy the adage of slowing down as you get older.  John C. Taylor at 94 is the only person to have done a triathlon over the age of 90 in the National Senior Games. John qualified for the GA Golden Olympics, Florida State Senior Games…rides his bike, swims laps and has been tossed over the handle bars 3 separate times! He and his companion Sally enjoy the outdoors and aren’t slowing down.  Here’s to a life of remaining active and filled with joy, health and love!

Tom Sullivan is a Television Host and Corporate Emcee based in Atlanta Georgia.

 

Bear comes to visit

bear1My dad and I were having dinner with a couple of friends Susie and Jane Tuesday night talking about all of the recent bear sightings in the Highlands, North Carolina area.  Having been to dad’s mountain house many years, I’d never had the opportunity of seeing one in person.  That changed the next morning!

I had backed dad’s SUV down the driveway to load the car when I turned around and walking about 15 feet behind me sniffing around the garage was a black bear!  I briskly walked to the back of the SUV, got in and closed the hatch.  Then I yelled for my dad who was in the house.  “DAD!! DAD!!!!  There’s a bear!”  Asking him to take a picture I quickly remembered that my cell phone was in my back pocket.  In my adrenaline filled state I snapped a picture but then said “I’ll shoot video!”

So I got my bear sighting–up close and personal!  It was a nice way to say goodbye to our mountain home after years of vacationing there.  Needless to say though, I was “bear-anoid” for an hour after that as I loaded the car, looking around for him to pop out again.

Here’s another video makes me happy!

 

VT Estate Sales in Atlanta

IMG_2247aMy dad finally decided walking up 4 flights of stairs in his huge town home overlooking the river was getting old (or maybe he was) so he said “time to downsize son.”  With 35 years of amazing collectibles from all over the world that my mom and dad brought home we knew that an estate sale was in order but just who to call.  After trying to reach a couple of firms (one who never returned calls) we went with the VT Estate Sales team here in Atlanta.  And I am so glad we did!

Vicki and Greg arrived at our home to interview with my dad.  I instantly loved her personality, (good looks!) and compassion for what my father was going through.  She understood the sadness associated with having to part with all the things that my dad and mom had loved for so many years.  Vicki was knowledgeable of my parent’s “treasures” and knew that he could have a successful sale.  A couple of weeks later Vicki and her team arrived at my dad’s home and began pricing all 4 floors!  VT Estate Sales team members Merdis, John, Scott and Greg were hard at work researching valued antiques and making sure my dad was getting the most for his investments.  (This is another reason I love VT Estate Sales because instead of just letting customers bring items to checkout and naming a price, most every one of the over 1,000 items were priced! And they were priced aggressively to represent fair market value.)

Early morning of the sale the signs went up, police officer arrived to control traffic, and doors opened to a long line of buyers!  The flow was constant and lasted 4 days!  When the sale was over we were all thrilled beyond our expectations!$  Vicki had already arranged for the packing and loading of all remaining items to be taken to a charity of our choice. We knew right away that we wanted to support a true non profit like Buckhead Christian Ministry “Thriftique” that actually donates .84 cents of every dollar raised to charitable causes. (Goodwill is only .03 cents of every dollar and is a “for profit” business.)  Robyn at Thriftique was alerted to a large box truck delivery the next day and now my parent’s loving treasures will continue to bless others again and again.

I proudly recommend Vicki Taratoot and the entire VT Estate Sales Team.  Contact her for your sale: vicki@vt-estatesales.com

Here’s a real treasure for sale!

 

 

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

vlcsnap-2015-04-02-12h24m06s54A beautiful new hospital is now open in Braselton GA.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  The 100-bed hospital is the state’s first net-new hospital, meaning not a relocation or replacement, in almost 20 years. The Braselton campus is also home to a medical office building, Medical Plaza 1, which houses an urgent care center, imaging center, endoscopy suite, outpatient lab and therapy services and more than 20 physician offices.  (I am acting as a doctor visiting my patient as this was filmed prior to the hospital opening.)

Own a signed electric guitar from the group Third Day!

Third Day Signed Electric Guitar

thirddayThis beautiful, rare limited edition Third Day Guitar made by Epiphone (model Special II) is signed by ALL members of the band.  Mac Powell, Samuel Tai Anderson, David Carr, Brad Brent Christopher Avery, Mark Lee and Scotty Wilbanks!   “I consider Scotty the 6th member of the group” says Tom. (At that time Brad was still with the band.)  Guitar celebrates the Third Day smash album “Wherever You Are.”  This is a true collectible for any music lover.  This is the only guitar of its kind signed by all 6! Tai Anderson is taking some time off from touring to focus on his family.  As much as I love this treasured memorabilia from my favorite band, I have a calling to travel back to Kenya and SERV children, women and men with food, water, shelter, life through SERV International.  This guitar will help me raise the needed funding to travel.  ($3800.)

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this special guitar will go to SERV International Please email me if interested in making a 100% tax deductible donation and owning this great music collectible.  Price: $799.00

Here’s the band making an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Guitar in excellent condition and has only been displayed in home.  Stand included!  (laminated all access passes not included.)

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