Delray Beach- Merry Hanukkah, Happy Christmas and More Pecan Pie, Please.

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Delray Beach- Merry Hanukkah, Happy Christmas and More Pecan Pie, Please.


It is Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah.  Whatever you celebrate, and even if you don’t I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.

By the way, if you want to wish me a Happy Hanukkah, I will not be insulted, and by the same token, if someone wishes you Merry Christmas, please don’t take it as an insult.


It is my believe that we say these phrases to others as a way of wishing them the joy and happiness that goes with the season.




Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale


Last Saturday’s Jingle Bell Rock was a huge success!  I was told that there were over 2300 participants, including Santa in a pick-up truck!



jingle bell jog- delray beach


The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.   Irving Greenberg.



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Larry and I were honored to help unload some of the wreaths for Wreaths Across America last week.  Thanks to Mark Loewenberg  (that’s him in the baseball cap in the first picture) for his efforts and the sacrifice his family has made.


Wreaths Across America Palm Beach County



In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’   Dave Berry


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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns


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This is what you do when there is no snow to celebrate decorate a palm tree!


Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas!


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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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and a thank you to you and Larry for helping out at wreaths across america.. I was so proud and thankful that you helped out

Dec 24, 2016 12:00 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joe Pryor I hope you're enjoying our weather!

Wayne Martin are you missing Florida yet??

Nina Hollander we need to remember why we celebrate and wish everyone well. 

Dec 24, 2016 12:01 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Scott Godzyk good pecan pie is such a treat.  I grew up on it and we had it as well as apple pie for every special occasion. 

And the same to you Nick & Trudy Vandekar So happy to be an AR friend. 

And you as well Will Hamm I'll have to head over to your blog to see what recipe you've shared with us. 

Dec 24, 2016 12:03 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Belinda Spillman that's exactly how I feel. Just spread joy!

Hi Michael Jacobs it's long but I love it. 

Mark Loewenberg we hope to volunteer again next year. 

Dec 24, 2016 12:05 PM #19
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - Did you mention pecan pie? Funny, I just happen to have what's left of a really great one sitting on the counter calling my name. Merry Christmas to you and Larry - may all the joy of the season be yours.

Dec 24, 2016 01:46 PM #20
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Some will have a Merry Hanukkah . . . . and others will enjoy a Merry Christmas. What's important is ti have a great day . . . . and a little more pecan pie.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 24, 2016 04:00 PM #21
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

You convinced me to ask for another slice of pecan pie.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Dec 24, 2016 04:36 PM #22
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathy Streib Thank you! Merry Hanukkah and Happy Christmas to you as well!

Dec 24, 2016 04:47 PM #23
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I haven't had pecan pie in awhile.  It sounds wonderful!  I'm wondering if I will make it through the holidays without one!

Dec 24, 2016 05:11 PM #24
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh my gosh ... I have not had pecan pie in years! 

I'm stopping by to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Happy Everything! 

Dec 24, 2016 05:20 PM #25
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Kathy

I LOVE pecan pie ( a good one, that is)!

Thanks for sharing the Jingle Bell Rock - what fun, and some great photos!

Have a wonderful evening, Christmas Day and a Happy New Year!



Dec 24, 2016 07:46 PM #26
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! Thank you for your leadership here on ActiveRain and your positive influences too. 

Dec 25, 2016 01:04 AM #27
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kathy Streib Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!

Dec 25, 2016 04:11 AM #28
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Kathy -  I share your sentiment.  I wish you a Merry Christmas and wish all Active Rainers peace and good will.

Dec 25, 2016 06:45 AM #29
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Wonderful post, Kathy.  Well said.  Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kathy.

Dec 25, 2016 07:24 AM #30
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Have I told you before that I like your sense of humor? Well, I do. Now watch out for the wall and stay home. And I'll take Apple Pie please (I'm a traditionalist).

Merry Christmas.
I hope you are having a great day.
Bill Roberts

Dec 25, 2016 08:55 AM #31
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Weekend!

Dec 25, 2016 12:18 PM #32
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

We had pecan pie for Thanksgiving, so it was cheesecake and cookies for Christmas! I still have plenty left and will be eating dessert all week.

Dec 26, 2016 12:23 PM #33
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Love this post Kathy, it made me smile and even laugh..

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
Wishing you all the best now and through the new year.
Bob, Sally & family.

Dec 27, 2016 09:30 PM #34
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy how did I miss this great post? Thanks to our friend Bob Crane  I am here... needless to say Merry Christmas belated or should I say watch out for that wall Kathy?:)Endre

Dec 27, 2016 09:51 PM #35
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