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St. Patrick's Day Memories

St. Patrick's Day Memories


The date in Dolores' engagement ring is March 17, 1965. We were engaged on St. Patrick's Day and our wedding was on June 12, 1965. I had the luck of the Irish by finding the best wife in the world.

This year for St. Patrick's Day, we are at home practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The restaurants are closed so we will not be going out for dinner.


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Dahlia, Ketchup and Mustard, American Dahlia Society Show,

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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates


Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 23 commentsRoy Kelley • March 16 2020 06:22PM


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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 days ago

Good morning, Roy Kelley St. Patrick's Day is a very special one for both you and Dolores.....and you are both Blessed with being such a good match and having each other.... 

on another note, Chef Dolores' cuisine Trumps any and all establishments that you'd normally be visiting for dinner..... and I'm sure Dolores enjoys making you happy with her cooking....  enjoy this special day. 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 12 days ago

Bars, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Gyms Closed: On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced executive action to close all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms in the state of Maryland to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, Hogan said, “Essential services such as grocery stores, food delivery, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, and other essential services” are still open.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 days ago

Congratulations Roy and Delores for making the right choice so many years ago. Enjoy a home cooked meal with many happy memories!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 12 days ago

Good morning Roy. I am a Chicago guy where St. Patrick's Day is well celebrated. Not for me on that date in 1978. The following day, March 18, 1978 I married my wife. Easy to remember my anniversary. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 12 days ago

Good morning, Roy... 55 years! That's really amazing and you and Dolores are wonderful role models for us all. Happy Engagement Anniversary.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 12 days ago

Hello Roy - well, St Patrick's Day is an especially memorable event in the Kelley household.   Your appreciation of Dolores is quite admirable and it's no luck just good fortune that you two found each other.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 12 days ago

Happy Anniversary of your engagement date! Here's to a fantastic dinner at home!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 12 days ago

1965!  That is a remarkable accomplishment!  You and your wife were both blessed with the luck of the Irish, for sure.  Congratulations and Happy St. Patrick's Day.

I love the ketchup and mustard Dahlia!  Beautiful!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 12 days ago

Those are some great memories that you and Delores will share forever...

Happy St. Patrick's day to you and Delores Roy Kelley 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) 12 days ago

Such a wonderful day for you and chef Dolores to celebrate!  You definitely were lucky!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 12 days ago

Good morning Roy,

You are a lucky man and Dolores a lucky woman, Congratulations!

"May your troubles be less. And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door."



Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 12 days ago

Good morning Roy. What a lovely reflection of the day and your history with Dolores. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 12 days ago

Happy Anniversary Roy Kelley and Deloris! My most vivid St Pat's memory is the first time I could go have a green beer with my dad at Duffy's in Fargo ND.


Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 12 days ago

Hi Roy - congratulations to you and Dolores and have a happy St. Patrick's Day.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 12 days ago

Roy Kelley - that engagement ring with the inscription was the wisest investment you made. Cheers and celebrations for all your milestones. I can't think of a finer diner and dinner than at the Kelley's Kitchen with Chef Dolores preparing the best meal ever!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 12 days ago

Roy Kelley great St. Patrick's Day memory. Happy Anniversary to you and Delores.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 11 days ago

Roy and Chef Dolores- I wish you a beautiful 55th Wedding Anniversary!  You are both very lucky people. I have a feeling that Chef Dolores prepared a meal that would rival or best any restaurant in the area!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 days ago

So sweet Roy Kelley and what a great day to get engaged . Wishing you and Dolores many more years together. 

Posted by Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637 (REMAX Realty Group) 11 days ago

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Happy St Patricks Day and Happy Engagement Roy and Dolores, wishing you all the best this holiday and always! 


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 11 days ago

St. Patrick's Day is a good day to become engaged on.  Everyone has a little bit of Irish in them on this day.  That's except the Scottish, who are still just Scottish!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 days ago

Happy Belated Engagement Anniversary, Roy AND Happy Belated St Patty's Day too! Hugs to you & Delores. Stay healthy and safe.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 days ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 days ago