Kerrie's Blog: Tuesday's Treasures

Tuesday's Treasures

In honor of Steve Hoffacker's new Tuesday's Treasures group I'm sharing one of my many treasures; my Pops.    

He's an original New Yorker and the funniest guy you'll ever meet.  He had his own NY Deli for many years when I was a kid....I remember Monday night's dinner and thinking "Oh man, meatloaf again?!?!?  Or come on dad, can't we have Mac 'n Cheese instead of veal cutlets?...where's the dog?"  When we had to get papers signed for class, he'd say "Big or small"...."Um, just regular dad"....he would either autograph it extremely large or exceptionally small.  He'd always let us steer or shift his truck and every single Valentine's Day he asks each of his 3 daughters and his wife of 39 years if we'll be his Valentine. 

As I've grown older I cherish him more and more.  He recently hosted a poker party for his friends, my friends, everyone was welcome....I get my "the more the merrier" attitude from my selfless, amazing dad.

I love my dad and cherish him as a true treasure. 

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 33 commentsKerrie La Guardia • March 01 2011 04:40PM


That is a wonderful story Kerrie, I think I would have died and gone to heaven if my dad had a NY Deli. I am sure that dear old dad thinks just the same of his little girl. All the best...sweetness

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) about 8 years ago

Thank you for your Tuesday Treasure!

Our parents are truly to be treasured in our lives!

Posted by Paul Walker, Scott AFB IL Area Realtor (Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC) about 8 years ago

Kerrie -  he sounds like quite the guy!  Thanks for sharing him with us all :0)

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) about 8 years ago

I love my dad, too!  And, now that he is gone, I wish I had told him more.   Give your dad a hug today, if ya still have 'em 'round, people!!

Posted by Michael Kitsch (Coldwell Banker) about 8 years ago

A Deli !!! wow as a transplanted New Yorker i can only imagine the heaven of having a Deli person in the family. Great story and thanks for sharing

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( about 8 years ago



That's such a cute post!

My dad also had a house full of women!  3 daughters too!

I like that you mentioned about the big and small signatures...too cute!

Posted by Sheila Moran,, RE/MAX Access, 210-32 (RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)) about 8 years ago

Kerrie ~ That is the most precious Tuesday Treasure a girl could wish for ~ In honor of your Dad ~ Don't forget to send him a link to your post!!

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) about 8 years ago

Kerrie, I think it is so cute how daughters think of their dads.  Your dad really qualifies for a Tuesday Treasure Award…

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) about 8 years ago


Thanks so much for sharing your precious story with us about your Dad...  it brought tears to my eyes.  I too came from a family of three girls and my Dad always made each one of us feel very special...  like each one of us was his princess. He has been gone for many years now...  but I will never forget how wonderful he treated us and all the great memories I have of him.  Your Dad sounds so wonderful...  I'm happy to hear you have a wonderful relationship with him too!!!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) about 8 years ago

How sweet.  I'm so happy to see a more personal post from you.  And the little girl in me who loves her Daddy so much can relate so well to how much you love your Pops.  It made me smile. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 8 years ago

Kerrie, what a great tribute to your dad.  He seems like a fun-loving guy.  He'd have to be to have a daughter like you.  :)  Not many dads can say that their own daughter wrote up a post on them.  What an honor.

Posted by Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate (Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Hi Kerrie, that was just a beautiful tribute to your Dad. He sounds like a wonderful man! I think he should move to Portland and open up a NY Deli here. I so miss them! Ok..ok...I guess he'd be in Seattle..

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) about 8 years ago

Kerrie, that Dad must be incredibly proud of you---I am sure you are his angel as well as valentine :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 8 years ago

Any man that asks his 3 daughters and wife of 39 years to be his valentine, is a winner in my book. ♥ ♥ ♥

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 8 years ago

He truly is an amazing man!  Thank you all for your sweet comments xoxoxo

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 8 years ago

Hi Kerri, You do understand that you are much like him. The smile, the gracious way you always make everyone feel welcome. And I think you have a great sense of humor. That was a wonderful tribute to your and it makes you ever so much larger in my eyes.

 Now you are  G-I-G-A-N-T-I-C !

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) about 8 years ago

Kerrie, it would have to be an amazing Dad and Mom of course to give us such an amazing Kerrie, Well Done !

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 8 years ago

Kerrie.....The world revolves around your family nice !!!    

 Now we know where you get all this energy and charm ..... :)



Posted by San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale ( about 8 years ago

What a super post about the most important man in your life.  He is lucky to have you as a daughter.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) about 8 years ago

Kerrie, My Dad (originally from Norway) lived on Long island for YEARS.  All the good Dad's must be from New York, lol.

I have no doubt that your Dad is a fine man...look at what a beautiful soul and tender heart you have.   That's learned my sweet friend.  You truly are one in a million.  I'm sure your Dad looks at you with a glimmer in his eye, so darn proud to have raised such an incredible human that spreads joy each day to many :)

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) about 8 years ago

He sounds really great Kerrie, you are lucky to have him.

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) about 8 years ago

Hi Kerrie... it's clear that the apple does not fall far from the tree!  Your dad sounds like a blast!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 8 years ago

Kerrie, my dad was my HERO. Actually, still is even though he's gone. I asked him to find me the "right guy" when he was dying. He did. My (now) husband's birthday is my parent's wedding day. That is a sign that doesn't get much clearer.

As a result, we chose that day to get married in his honor. I never forget that our anniversary is theirs AND my husband's birthday!

The dads in our lives give us our business acumen or guidance, is what I've heard. I believe that was one of the MANY gifts my father gave me.

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 8 years ago

What a beautiful tribute to your dad, Kerrie. Make sure you let him know OFTEN how you feel.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 8 years ago


Thank you for being one of the first posters here in our new group and for an amazing tribute to your father. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 8 years ago


I've always said it takes a bigger man to raise girls (we have 4 sons).



Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) about 8 years ago

Kerrie:  Thanks so much for sharing your "Pops" with us.  He seems to be a really great guy.  It is also very obvious that you are "your father's daughter."  I am sure he is very, very proud of you.

It must be an "Eastern" thing, cuz I always called my Dad... "Pop"... as did the rest of us kids.  I would walk in... see him... and say "Hi Pop !"  And, every time... he'd answer... "I'll "pop" ya !"  It was a "family thing."  <smile>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 8 years ago


Congratulations. Your post is the first one featured in our new group "Tuesday's Treasures." :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 8 years ago

This is beautiful Kerrie.  You are both lucky to have such a wonderful relationship!  

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) about 8 years ago

Kerrie~ thanks for sharing... that's so darn cute. I can feel the love ;)

Posted by Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) about 8 years ago

A treasure, indeed. I hope he sees your post!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Kerrie -  He sounds like an absolute treasure.  I love that he asks all of you to be his Valentine.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 8 years ago

While you still have your dad to cherish, make sure you interview him, find out about his life, his loves, his disappointments, his successes…. Write them down so you’ll have even more memories when he’s gone. My dad died when I was six, so I have no good memories of him.

Posted by Not a real person almost 8 years ago