Friday, December 31, 2010

John William Corbett awarded the Shammas medal


We attended Monday evening the 200th Anniversary of the Pawtucket, RI Freemasonry at their Pleasant Street lodge. This celebration was also their holiday party and the awarding of a medal to two of their long time members that helped and provided service to the lodge and their community over and above. One of these recipients was my dear husband, John William Corbett. the medal is the Abraham M. Shammas medal.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Waltz by Csaki Zs

It is almost December 25, 2010 and The Corbetts wish you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. I love this song that Frank Sinatra sings.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


MERRY CHRISTMAS... it's SO easy to get carried away with the spirit of the season. But is this really what Christmas is all about?

Maybe this year we can have some Christmas spirit... the right way.

During the holidays, we're reminded even more of the special people in our lives and we are so grateful that you are part of our family

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Suzi Orman NEW BOOK for AVON

Click on the title above and it will send you to Fox2 Now where Suzi is interviewed

Suzi Orman has teamed up with Avon to share her words of wisdom in a new book called, Thoughts That Can Change Your Life" each page of the book gives you something to think about.

Order this book at my website

Susi Orman says that all proceeds from this book will go to the Avon Cancer Foundation

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Five steps to getting that referral

I want to share an informative article written by Kerry Johnson for the Senior Market Advisor. If we are in a business we all need referrals, but do you ask for them?

Kerry gives us important tips to get those referrals. Customer and clients present or past, will be happy to give a referral if we only ASK.

Five steps to getting that referral

Saturday, October 9, 2010

RIC Homecoming 2010

What a fun day at Rhode Island College, my alma mater Class of 1966 for my Bachelor of Science in Education/Art and 1972 for my Masters in Education and Art/ I actually have a life certificate to teach K-12. There was a big turnout for these events since this year it was a beautiful clear and sunny day. The Alumni community of students, families and children came to this weekend to have so much fun, There was continous music ,rock climbing, face painting, pumpkin painting, book sale, concerts, hayrides, photographs in historic costumes, and so much more. This was a very lively campus.
There were according to the RIC website 1000 who attended the barbeque.

This sidewalk painting was remarkably created by Michael Macaulay.

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Reese Witherspoon , Andrea Jung and Fergie for Women

Through 2010, Avon foundations global philanthropy has raised and donated more than $800 million worldwide, changing and saving lives across the country and around the world.

The Avon Foundation was founded in 1955 with the goal of improving women’s lives, and today AVON is proud to be the largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women's causes globally.

Their current dual mission supports breast cancer research and access to care, as well as addressing domestic and gender violence

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Worst Drivers in America

Worst drivers in America

A new National report released at the end of September shows the the ocean state drivers of RHODE ISLAND are among the LEAST dangerous in the nation, #48 WHERE DOES YOUR STATE RANK?

Do you yield for emergency vehicles?
Do you stop at stop signs?
Do you allow pedestrians to cross?
Do you go through red lights?
Do you stop for school buses.?
Do you abide by the speed limit?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Please speak out against Domestic Violence

Help Save Lives

I have just signed Refuge and Avon's Speak out against Domestic Violence Petition calling for more specialist domestic services for abused women and children across the country.

One woman in four experiences domestic violence at some point in her life, yet one in three local authorities have no specialist services whatsoever.

Please join me and add your voice to the Speak Out Against Violence Campaign

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UMass Minuteman Marching Band rehearsal 9/17/10.mp4

My younger son, Mark, attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and played a trumpet in their sensational marching band under the direction of an amazing so deeply admired and adored director, George Nathan Parks. This rehearsal video was taped in Michigan after they left Ohio and had heard the devastating news that after the Ohio rehearsal, their leader had unexpectedly died of a heart attack after he left the field and went to his room.

As you watch and listened to this band, the Pride and Class of New England, you see the emotional reaction to these members and their tears of sadness. These 2 songs were well-known at all their half time productions, the GO UMass GO and the "My way"

During their halftime performance of the Umass and the University of Michigan football game in Ann Arbor on September 18, 2010 the UMMB gave tribute to the memory of George N. Parks.

Serving as band director for 33 years he managed to get the best out of his students. He will leave behind a legacy that will be tough to ever be matched again. Many of the students will have a hard time moving on without him. It is so unfortunate that George N. Parks had to pass so young, only 57 years young.

"And now the end is here and so I face the final curtain...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Multi Pencil make-up tutorial

Celebrity make-up artist Jackie Tyson has over 20 years experience in the beauty industry, and she is the make-up artist for ITVs The X Factor. She has worked with famous faces such as Sienna Miller, Lily Allen and Leona Lewis, so this is a unique opportunity to learn from a true expert.

In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

212 Degrees, The Extra Degree | 212: The Extra Degree

One extra degree makes all the difference, 211 degrees water is hot, at 212 degrees water turns to steam
My friend, Mac Anderson, Simple Truths, Inc, writes positive inspirational books and videos.
It takes attitude, belief, kindness, focus, perserverance
To get what we never had, we need to do what we have never done"

212 Degrees, The Extra Degree 212: The Extra Degree

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy birthday my 3 Leos in Anderson, SC

August 1, 1971
August 4, 1971

August 6, 2004
Happy 11th Birthday

May you all have an amazing birthday on your special day. May you have fun and do what you love to do. Enjoy your cake and ice cream. We wish we could be spending your birthdays with you in SC HOWEVER we are in RI.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Good morning to all" is "Happy Birthday to you" FYI

Look who is having a birthday today, June 29, 2010

Kathleen Ann Marie Pacheco-Corbett born on Thursday, June 29, 1944 in Pawtucket RI at 12:30pm at Memorial Hospital. First child to Mary Kathyrn Medeiros and Edmund Joseph Pacheco from East Providence, RI. Maternal grandparents, Anna and Manuel Medeiros and Paternal grandparents, Virginia Camara and Manuel R. Pacheco. all from East Providence, RI.

Did you know that the melody of the song HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a schoolteacher, born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 27, 1859. the song was first published in 1893 with the lyrics written by her sister, Patty Smith Hill, as "Good Morning to all"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Our rocky beginnings has built a strong solid foundation

June 28, 1969 -June 28, 2010
Kathleen Ann Pacheco Corbett and John William Corbett

Our rocky beginnings has built a strong foundation for us to build our marriage of 41 years STRONG today June 28, 2010.

It had been a most wonderful memorable extremely hot 90 degrees Saturday, that June 28, 1969. The 11:00am wedding mass was at St Francis Xavier Church in East Providence with Father Rego and Father Diogo officiating. Following taking pictures at Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI, we gathered family and friends to the Falstaff Restaurant in Seekonk, Ma.

We were scheduled to leave the Warwick Greene Airport on American Airlines at 7:00pm for a flight to New York city to meet the Franconia Cunard line ship to go to Bermuda for our honeymoon. At about 9pm were were still flying in the air actually flying in circles. and hovering over New York city Laguardia Airport. We told the crew that the ship was leaving at 10:30pm and we were going to miss their departure if we did not land soon. they allowed us to talk ship to shore with the Captain of the liner. He told us that he could wait until 11pm, the latest, so he would not disrupt his schedule. Our luggage was red tagged, so we would be the first to get off and a cab would be waiting to take us to the pier.

We held our breaths and prayed for a safe landing in time to meet this time frame, HOWEVER this was not going to happen... this was during the time the air traffic congestion was occurring.

Our American Airline could not get a clear for landing from the traffic controller, there were just too many plane in the air all waiting to land and they each had to wait their turn. As the time progressed to 10pm than 10:15, we knew we were staying in New York and not leaving with our ship to Bermuda.

When we eventually landed at 11:25pm we went to the American Airline office to request a solution to this situation. there I was in my purple going away outfit with hat and corsage sitting on my Samsonite luggage waiting for my new husband to return and tell me everything was all right. It was past midnight now and "what a way to spend our first night together married, our Honeymoon evening.

Resolution was that American Airline would fly us on Monday, June 30th to meet the ship docked in Bermuda. they agreed to put us up at the Lexington Hotel in NY City for Sunday, now June 29th , my birthday.

All in all it wasn't so bad. We spent our honeymoon in New York City and Bermuda; A strange occurrence though, my wedding announcement stated that we would be going to Bermuda with a short stay in New York,

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

FREE ICE CREAM - Summer kick off on Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friendly’s, a family dining chain of more than 500 restaurants, will kick off summer on Saturday, June 5, 2010 with Free Ice Cream Day, from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Customers can receive a one-scoop dish or cone of their flavor of choice at any participating Friendly’s restaurant. With 26 flavors to choose from including Hunka Chunka PB Fudge®, Black Raspberry and ever-popular Vanilla, Friendly’s offers a flavor for every taste. This is the third annual Free Ice Cream Day at Friendly’s. Last year the company gave away more than 500,000 free cones.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FREE DONUT June 4, 2010


Enjoy a free donut with any beverage purchase and celebrate National Donut Day at Dunkin Donuts. It is one day only, so make sure you do not forget. It is going to be delicious.
Offer valid all day June 4, 2010. Store hours may vary by location, while supllies last.
Limited time offer

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter everyone memories of Easter past

Easter was a time of getting a new bonnet, a new dress and new Buster Brown patent-leather white shoes. I would dress up and Mommy and Daddy would take me to St Francis Xavier Church and then after church we would go to Roger Williams Park to take photos.
After the Park we visited my Mommy's brother , Uncle Manny and Aunt Rose Medeiros and have dinner and take more pictures. We did this annually as a family event.
This was taken in their back yard (1954) I was 10 and my brother was six At sixteen I still loved dressing up for Easter, going to church and visiting family. I continued this as a family Easter tradition to my own family once I was married and had children.
My two sons, Mark Alan at three and John Michael at five with the Easter Bunny.
May you enjoy your family on this special day that we remember "He's alive - He has Risen.
I have written a meaning of this day on my blog at buyerschoice

Friday, January 1, 2010

Real Estate Blog - Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 from the ocean state of RHODE ISLAND

Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 from the ocean state of RHODE ISLAND

As I waited for the final countdown 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2
at midnight in Times Square, New York City with Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest. I realized that I had been doing this for so many years, waiting for the big apple to inch down or now the huge 12 ft crystal ball to the last second to 1 and then "HAPPY NEW YEAR." As a child when my parents would go partying my younger brother and I would stay in my Nana and VooVoo's apartment next door and watch the New Year come in. They would give us some huge pots and cooking spoons and said when the apple drops to the Happy New Year you can bang these as loud as you like. What memories and fun. After we would have a light snack and milk and go to bed.

Today is the day begin as day, January 1, 2010 This was the day we would have dinner at my grandparents and watch the Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade. My cousins and I would play games like, Monopoly or Sorry while our fathers and Uncles would sit in front of the TV and watch all the football games. They would smoke their pipes, or cigars and have their brandy in hand. The Rose Bowl, there was the Orange Bowl in Florida, the Cotton Bowl in Texas and the Sugar Bowl in Louisiana. Our mothers and Aunts would sit around the kitchen table and share stories of the past years and share recipes and craft ideas, some would bring their knitting and crocheting to do while they chatted. Those would great days of fabulous memories. Do I miss my family ancestors. It is so sad to have a huge family dwindle down to only a few.

My wishes to all of you as you begin this new year that you have an abundance of joy, happiness, love, good health and success in all your endeavors, dream big and make a change in the lives of the ones you love and the people you engage with in person or on line with all the social medias available . Make a difference in their lives, put a smile on their faces and provide them with hope make a difference one person at a time. Let their be peace on earth for all men and woman and children. Use your 525,600 minutes and measure your life with LOVE (Listen to the video)