Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : It's a FLASHBACK!


Well, okay. So now to the new less than perfect economy, falling equity, restrictive real estate Lending Criteria, rising unemployment, and high gas prices we must deal with the threat of a missile. 97433163.jpg cecelia hiding under the desk haha image by ssuperxspecial


Yes, of course I was very very young but I remember the fear as if it were yesterday. We could be playing in the front yard of our modest neighborhood and a siren would sound. This was a practice run in case we were being bombed. I was required to run into the house and crawl under my bed.

The threat was so real that we had regular practice sessions HIDING UNDERNEATH OUR DESKS in our little classrooms. I can honestly say that this type of fear has affected my whole life. When you are that young you are not suppose to look into the face of death. We should not realize our mortality till much later in life.


We don't want our grandchildren to have to live through a similar time. Or, our children. Reading this news of our threat from Korea simply shakes the ground I walk on.

We should all be grateful that the sun is shining, our health is good, and we've been promised A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IN OUR GREAT USA...



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Comment balloon 11 commentsDeb Brooks • June 24 2009 01:25PM


Hi Deb,

You are right! Children shouldn't have to live in that kind of fear, ever. Some say the US should just bomb our enemies and eradicate them completely... hmmm.

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/ almost 11 years ago


I remembere those days all too well. Does time ever fly?

I was the squirmy kid in class that the teacher had to yell at to  "get back under the desk or go to the principal!"

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) almost 11 years ago

T Think I missed something here

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) almost 11 years ago

Tom, maybe you're too young to remember the bomb drills in the 60,s? It was very scary.

Trey, if you lived through it you will never forget!

Tony, what are they doing to our children's psyche? It didn't help mine any!


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 11 years ago

Deb, you are talking duck and cover here. Hopefully the North Korean threat will not be on the order of the Bay of Pigs but we must stay vigilant of course.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago

Deb, I remember going in to the hall and we would all sit on the floor and put our hands over our heads.  I'm not quite sure what that was going to accomplish.  I think the riots during my high school had an even stronger impact on me though.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

We have been promised a lot of things, but I sure hope you aren't holding your breath for that change for the better part...

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) almost 11 years ago

Hi Deb A thought provoking post.  Who would ever want their child to go through panic and fear..realistically it is all around us...look at society today... Korea is threatening news ...but we face a threat everyday,  maybe not as serious as the Bay of Pigs or the Korean threat but it's here......  We never use to be so fearful ...we never lock our doors, or carry around mace or rode  the subways at night, or have two people at an open house to protect ourselves fro an assult. the list goes on and on.

Posted by June Lewis, Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571 (Northwood Realty Services) almost 11 years ago

Wow, that is a memory I haven't pulled out in a long time.

Posted by Crystal Ledbetter (Texas Home Group) almost 11 years ago

Hi Deb,

Just stopping by because I realize I haven't said Hello in awhile, I love your current profile pic, hope you are doing well

God Bless You

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) almost 11 years ago

Hi Deb. I remember. I remember the air raid drills, hiding under the school desk with your hands over your neck ( like that could actually have protected us) and the bomb shelters. I thought my father didn't care about us because he wouldn't get one. what do you think happened to those bomb shelters?

Posted by Robin Scott, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas (Robin Scott, REALTOR®) almost 11 years ago