Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / by Carolyn Crispin
Who Was Saint Patrick?
The Origin of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day celebrates Irish culture and heritage originally set up as a religious day of feasting in honor of the great, late Saint Patrick.
Before we celebrate tonight, do you know who St. Patrick was?
Most assume he was a leprechaun or an Irish man that drank green beer in pubs.
In fact, St. Patrick was quite the opposite. He was a patron saint of Ireland and a missionary.
Saint Patrick was not born Irish, but of Scottish decent. He was the grandson of a priest and the son of a deacon.
For many years of his life he spent his time as a missionary converting pagans to Christianity.
Today's celebration of this Irish holiday, in honor a Scottish man, has been associated with shamrocks.
What's the relation?
St. Patrick would use a 3-leaf clover (shamrock) to explain the Holy Trinity of God to the Irish unbelievers, the pagans. Today, superstition suggests the 4-leaf clover is a sign of good luck, faith, hope ...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 / by Carolyn Crispin
Celebrity names are hunting down commercial property in Branson, Missouri because of the millions of tourists that come through each year looking to be entertained, wined and dined.
The Crispin Team at Keller Williams Tri-Lakes took a trip to the new Paula Deen’s Family Restaurant, downtown on the Landing, right before Christmas break. Inside the big double doors awaits a country merchandise paradise with retail items you can’t find anywhere else.
The country French interior decorating makes for a bright, cheery environment with a “relax, you’re at home” vibe. As we were greeted by the hostess with a smile, we were sat at a large oversized booth large enough for 10 or more. A lot of times, when going out to eat as a large group, you will find restaurants cannot accommodate your party sitting together, well Paula Deen can!
Our waitress was warm, welcoming and accommodating to the fullest. The energy inside of an establishment with positive spirite ...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 / by Carolyn Crispin
Does returning a Christmas gift resemble rejection, a lack of gratitude or does it demonstrate resourcefulness?
I remember when I was a little child if there was anything less than supreme excitement shown over every gift opened by someone in the family it was harshly frowned upon. I remember even if it was a small gift that you didn’t even ask for, as a child, it was your job to make everyone feel good about spending their hard-earned cash on you for the holidays. This is not necessarily how you teach gratitude, but somehow I found my way to it.
How the times have changed. I have witnessed, with my own eyes, a child opening up a gift, looking at the parent in disgust and then vocalizing that they didn’t like the gift and had no idea why that adult had thought to gift that child something they didn’t ask for. If grandma found out you returned your roller blades to the store to exchange for something else, her heart was hurt and the Christmas fun was dampened by ...
Saturday, December 14, 2019 / by Carolyn Crispin
Last night, Carolyn took the Crispin Team to see one of Branson’s top productions, the Clay Cooper Show in Branson, Missouri. Here is your Crispin Team review.
A pre-show kicks off the 2-hour ride with award winning variety artist, Matt Gumm. One of our very own “Crispin Kids”, Brody, the son of Top Buyers agent, Amanda Baker was chosen from the audience to participate in one entertaining surprise that we will save for you to witness yourself.
Once the smoke and lights rise, one of the most unique openers with a medley of America’s favorite songs kicks off another successful show.
There are a handful of theatres that have a large dancing cast, but few include this kind of powerhouse choreography and flawless synchronization.
“Never have I witnessed such synchronized dancing in all of my 15 years of performing,” states Elisha Conner, one of the Crispin Team’s top Buyers Agents who use to perform in local shows along wit ...
Saturday, December 7, 2019 / by Carolyn Crispin
Thursday, December 5th marks the last night the Million Dollar Quartet would grace the stage at the Welk Theater in Branson, Missouri. It is always a bittersweet memory when a performer steps into the spotlight for the last time in front of an eager audience that came to show support for the closing show.
The Crispin Team showed up to review the shows performance since we hadn’t made our way there to see it until then. The set lights up with a scene from the Sun Records Recording Studio where the musical icons told a story of music, fame and change.
Amongst these legends were no other than Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. From chasing #1 hits to finding their road to fame, these musicians/song writers shared one thing in common, greatness.
The casting was obviously done by a keen eye with a clear ear for perfect pitch and sound. The professional performers showcased impeccable acting skill and transparent musical talent.
From hit songs such as & ...