Monthly Newsletter January 1, 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

Welcome 2021!

Happy New Year to you all. As we welcome in 2021 many of us are ready for a new season. COVID 19 has made it a hard year for not just our country but for the entire world. As we celebrate a new year let us look towards a better year with good health and prosperity for us all.

Every New Year’s Day I like to make a list of all that I have to be thankful for in the past year. Every year I marvel at how long that list is. Even in the midst of a difficult year there is much to be thankful for. It is easy to forget as we journey through the year how many blessings have touched our everyday lives. I encourage you all to take a minute this day to reflect and jot down a thankful list from the past year. You as well will be surprised how much good has come to us even in the most difficult of years! Last year we personally have seen the real estate market boom in the Tri-Cities. Also, we have welcomed my husband Andy into real estate as he and I have formed the deSoto Team. We are your friendly hometown realtors and we are making dreams come true, one home at a time! So whether selling your current home or buying a new home…..Or Both! You can go to to see the current home listings.

I would like to end this note with a thank you to all of you who have reached out to us this last year to thank us for the fun and whimsical newsletter. The response has been overwhelming and I thank you for reading and enjoying. It is great to always have a laugh and to take a minute to learn some fun new facts!!! ENJOY! And once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Remember we are your friendly hometown Realtors

We are making dreams come true . . . one home at a time!

“January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow.”

– Edgar Fawcett


National Hobby Month

National Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Sunday Supper Month



Jan. 2: National Science Fiction Day

Jan. 8: Bubble Bath Day

Jan. 11: Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

Jan. 26: Spouse’s Day

Jan. 30: Draw a Dinosaur Day



January 1 – 7: Celebration of Life Week

January 11 – 17: Cuckoo Dancing Week

January 17 – 23: National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week

January 25 – 29: Tax Identity Theft Week




January 1st became the start of the “New Year” (it was March 25 for a long time prior)


Construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge to cross the East River, in New York City.

6th- 1838

Samuel Morse made the 1st public demonstration of the telegraph in New Jersey.


Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the United States, from Philadelphia, PA to Woodbury, NJ.

12th 1906

Dow Jones closes over 100 for the 1st time.

15th- 1759

The British Museum, in Bloomsbury, London, the world’s oldest public national museum, opened to the public.

16th- 1547

Ivan the Terrible crowned himself 1st Tsar of Moscow.

20th 1929

In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, was released.


Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill, Coloma, California by James W. Marshall.

29th 1886

Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts

In 1920, Babe Ruth out-homered every American League team.

The star Antares is 60,000 times larger than our sun. If our sun were the size of a softball, the star Antares would be as large as a house.

A snail can sleep for three years.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
Millie the White House dog earned more than four times as President Bush in 1991.

23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

Cranberry is the only Jell-O flavor that contains real fruit flavoring.

Maine is the only state a one-syllable name.