happy birthday: Happy Birthday John Lennon - 10/08/15 10:13 PM
 John Lennon
October 9, 1940- December 8, 1980
 
John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on this day in 1940. He would have been 68 today had he not been tragically murdered outside his hotel in Manhattan. 
From the day he picked up his first guitar, the music world was never the same. As a founding member of the Beatles, John Lennon took music to new levels and led the way for a social and cultural revolution. Whether you agreed with his methodology or not, Lennon’s intentions evoked a simple philosophy:
Give Peace A Chance
From the Beatles debut album, 1963's Please Please Me, to Abbey … (5 comments)

happy birthday: John Lennon - Need I Say More? - 10/09/13 06:04 AM
John Lennon
October 9, 1940- December 8, 1980

 
John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on this day in 1940. He would have been 73 today had he not been tragically murdered outside his hotel in Manhattan.
 
From the day he picked up his first guitar, the music world was never the same. As a founding member of the Beatles, John Lennon took music to new levels and led the way for a social and cultural revolution. Whether you agreed with his methodology or not, Lennon’s intentions evoked a simple philosophy:
Give Peace A Chance
From the … (8 comments)

happy birthday: Happy 52nd Birthday Heather Locklear!!! - 09/25/13 01:56 AM
 
Happy 52nd Birthday Heather Locklear!!!

Yes folks, it's true. Heather Locklear celebrates another birthday today.
Last year was a big birthday for Heather.
And we really went all out to celebrate her special day.
But this year Heather has asked me to not make any plans.
She just wants to go to an early movie....

Enjoy a homemade dinner....

And spend a quiet night at home....


Being just a humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent, I mean, what else could I say to Heather's requests, except....
Wish granted!!!

Happy Birthday Heather Locklear!!!
 




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happy birthday: A Special Birthday Greeting to a Very Good Friend - Happy Birthday Amy Hahn! - 07/18/13 11:00 PM
Happy Birthday Amy Hahn!
You know her, you love her, you just can't get enough of her.
No, I'm not talking about her.
I'm talking about her...
Amy Hahn

And today is her birthday!
Happy Birthday Amy Hahn!
Amy and I met here in the Rain a few years back and since then, we've become great friends.
So, without further ado, here's just a few of the many pics I've created featuring the one and only...Amy Hahn!




 
Today is your special day Amy!
Happy Birthday to you, my friend!
Now get off the computer and … (11 comments)

happy birthday: Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Honors Jimi Hendrix on What Would Have Been His 70th Birthday Today... - 11/27/12 08:26 AM
Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Honors Jimi Hendrix on What Would Have Been His 70th Birthday Today...
Yes folks, it's true. Jimi Hendrix would have been 70 years old today. It's sad that he left us at such a young age so many years ago. Yet, despite his short stay here on Earth, Hendrix left an indelible mark on the music world. I've been a Jimi Hendrix fan ever since I can remember, and throughout the course of my playing around with Photoshop, aside from the Beatles, I've "appeared" in more pictures with Jimi than any other … (18 comments)

happy birthday: Remembering John Lennon - Happy Birthday John Lennon - 10/08/12 10:52 PM
John Lennon
October 9, 1940- December 8, 1980



John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on this day in 1940. He would have been 72 today had he not been tragically murdered outside his hotel in Manhattan.

From the day he picked up his first guitar, the music world was never the same. As a founding member of the Beatles, John Lennon took music to new levels and led the way for a social and cultural revolution. Whether you agreed with his methodology or not, Lennon’s intentions evoked a simple philosophy:

Give Peace A Chance
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happy birthday: She Just Keeps Getting Younger and Younger... Happy Birthday Heather Locklear!!! - 09/24/12 11:06 PM
She Just Keeps Getting Younger and Younger...
Happy Birthday Heather Locklear!!!
Yes folks, it's true. Heather Locklear celebrates another birthday today. Last year was a big birthday for Heather as she turned 50.
And we really went all out to celebrate her special day.But this year Heather has asked me to not make any plans.
She just wants to go to an early movie....
Enjoy a homemade dinner....
And spend a quiet night at home....

Being just a humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent, I mean, what else could I say to Heather's requests, except....
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happy birthday: Happy Birthday to the King of the Blues - B. B. King! - 09/15/12 11:46 PM
Happy Birthday To the King of the Blues!

B. B. King is without question the King of the Blues.
And today the King celebrates his 87th birthday!
(Shameless plug moment: Other famous people who share September 16th as their special day: Lauren Bacall, Peter Falk and Craig Rutman too!)

Born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, Riley B. King played on street corners for dimes, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night.
In 1947, he hitchhiked to Memphis, TN, to pursue his music career.
The rest, … (24 comments)

happy birthday: Expectations vs. Reality!!! - 08/17/12 03:15 AM
Expectations vs. Reality!!!
Yesterday, my daughter Laura celebrated her 17th birthday!
And, as is typical with us, we decided to celebrate her special day in a "not so traditional" manner!
No birthday cards. No pizza party. No birthday hats.
Nope. That's not how we roll!
But, we did decide to make our own "cake".
The Expectation...

The Reality!

Let's just say that the expectation vs. the reality was something we both had a huge laugh over... and something that we won't soon forget!

All in all, it was a fun and laughter filled day.
We'll try again this … (18 comments)

happy birthday: Happy Birthday to My Daughter Laura! - 08/15/12 11:01 PM
Happy Birthday to My Daughter Laura!

Today, my daughter Laura celebrates her 17th birthday! And, today, my phone is off. My computer is being turned off right after I post this blog, and I will be spending the day with Laura... uninterrupted! If you need me, please leave a message!
Happy Birthday Laura!


May God bless and keep you always May your wishes all come true May you always do for others And let others do for you May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung May you stay forever young Forever … (17 comments)

happy birthday: Today I'm Re-Blogging My Own Blog. Because This One is NOT to be Missed... - 07/18/12 10:17 PM
OK. OK. I know I've posted this before, but it's one of those once a year, not to be missed, kind of things that's worth posting again...
So, without further ado, I'm re-blogging my own blog:
Hey everyone. You know her. You love her. You can't live a day without her! You know who I'm talking about... It's none other than Amy Hahn, our great friend from the Crystal Coast of North Carolina! And today is her birthday! Not only is Amy one of my closest friends, she's also a loving wife to Roger, devoted mother to Tanner, daughter of Marian, … (23 comments)

happy birthday: May Day! May Day! Nationwide Day of Unrest Set for April 6th, 2012 - 04/06/12 02:02 AM
May Day! May Day! Nationwide Day of Unrest Set for April 6th, 2012

Every year, on April 6th, demonstrators from all walks of life take to the streets in an effort to get congress to declare April 6th "National May Day" in honor of Evanston, Illinois Realtor Extraordinaire, Alan May!
While the crowds have been getting smaller each year, Greg Nino, founding member of the May Day movement, will not give up his cause. "I won't rest until April 6th becomes a national holiday." proclaimed Greg, as he protested on a side street in Pig's Knuckle, Arkansas last week.
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happy birthday: She's All Grown Up Now... Happy Birthday to ActiveRain's Very Own Kerrie Greenhalgh! - 03/25/12 09:55 PM
She's All Grown Up Now...
Happy Birthday to ActiveRain's Very Own...
Kerrie Greenhalgh!
I remember when she was just a little girl.
It seemed like almost yesterday...

My how time flies. But, today is her special day.
 
And, no, we won't reminisce about days gone by. Instead, today, we'll just all wish ActiveRain's very own
Kerrie Greenhalgh a very Happy Birthday!
Here's to you Kerrie on your special day. Happy Birthday to you!

Please take a moment out of your busy day to visit Kerrie's blog and toast her on her special day!

Happy … (33 comments)

happy birthday: It's a Very Special Day Here in the Rain! - 11/04/11 02:51 AM
It's a Very Special Day Here in the Rain!Well, my dear readers, today is a very special day here in the Rain for a few of our very favorite friends. Today, my friends, Michael Thornton, home inspector and videographer extraordinaire from the Nashville, TN area, and Kristine Ginsberg, Home Stager and incredible photographer from Joisey, celebrate yet another anniversary of their 21st birthday!
So, without further ado, let the lampooning, er, celebration begin.... Let's begin with Michael... Michael grew up a poor boy on the streets of Irkutsk, Uzbekistan. (Yeah, I couldn't find it on the map either!!!)
But his childhood … (38 comments)

happy birthday: Happy Birthday John Lennon - All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance - 10/09/11 12:59 PM
John Lennon
October 9, 1940- December 8, 1980
 

 
John Winston Lennon was born in  Liverpool on this day in 1940. He would have been 71 today had he not  been tragically murdered outside his hotel in Manhattan.
 
From the day he picked up his  first guitar, the music world was never the same. As a founding member  of the Beatles, John Lennon took music to new levels and led the way for  a social and cultural revolution. Whether you agreed with his  methodology or not, Lennon’s intentions evoked a simple philosophy:
 
Give Peace A Chance
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happy birthday: Happy 50th Birthday Heather Locklear! - 09/25/11 01:08 AM
Happy 50th Birthday Heather Locklear!


It's a National Holiday!
Heather Locklear celebrates her 50th birthday today!
We got up early and started the day at one of our many beautiful
Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area parks.


We took some time out to "hang ten" at the beach...



And, after a lovely dinner, we took a moonlight cruise ....



Then we flew to Florida and had our pictures taken in Disneyland...



And, we realized that we go together like.....


Happy 50th Birthday Heather Locklear!


About … (46 comments)

happy birthday: Happy Birthday To the King of the Blues! - 09/16/11 12:36 AM
Happy Birthday To the King of the Blues!

B. B. King is without question the King of the Blues.
And today the King celebrates his 86th birthday!
(Shameless plug moment: Other famous  people who share September 16th as their special day: Lauren Bacall, Peter Falk and Craig Rutman too!)

Born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, Riley B. King played on street corners for dimes, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night.
In 1947, he hitchhiked to Memphis, TN, to pursue his music career.
The rest, … (67 comments)

happy birthday: Hey everyone. You know her. You love her. You can't live a day without her! - 07/19/11 04:06 AM
Hey everyone. You know her. You love her. You can't live a day without her! You know who I'm talking about... It's none other than Amy Hahn, our great friend from the Crystal Coast of North Carolina! And today is her birthday! Not only is Amy one of my closest friends, she's also a loving wife to Roger, devoted mother to Tanner, daughter of Marian, and one heck of a great lady. (For those of you who sleep under rocks and somehow don't know Amy, you can learn some more about her here!)
Now Amy is not the only one who … (30 comments)

happy birthday: It's Bob Stewart's Birthday Today! - 07/09/11 02:47 AM
It's Bob Stewart's Birthday Today!
Hey everyone, you know him, you love him, you can't live without him. He's ActiveRain's Community Evangelist... Bob Stewart. And Bob enjoys yet another birthday today.
So, whatever you're doing, please take a moment out to wish Bob a Happy Birthday!
If, for some reason you've been living under a rock and you don't know who Bob is, you can read all
about him right here...
Who is the Most Awesome Person for the Day? Why, It's Bob Stewart, Of Course!



About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina … (69 comments)

happy birthday: I Heard it Through the Grapevine. But I Didn't Believe It... Until I Saw the Pictures! - 06/22/11 06:00 AM
I Heard it Through the Grapevine.
But I Didn't Believe It...
Until I Saw the Pictures! OK, my dear readers, I heard it through the grapevine that ActiveRain's 5th Birthday Party was a wild one! From my "reputable sources" I've been told that it all started out pretty tame. However, as the night wore on, and the frosty adult beverages started fulfilling their promise, things got a bit crazy! Apparently, our fearless leader, Niki got it all started when he arrived in a clown suit....
And then, as if that wasn't enough, and we all know it should have been, Bob … (77 comments)

 
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