I was reminded today, life is just too short!

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I really didn't want to see this lesson again.  You know, you keep getting the same lessons in life over and over again until you learn it.

I really do know this one!  Live life to it's fullest.

Help other people (and life on this planet -- I must include pets in this one).

No good deed goes unpunished - or what comes around goes around.

I sincerely try to "make" someones day each and every day.

I live life as though there is no retirement.  I live for today.

I had to say goodbye to a friend.  It was a shock.  There was no warning, as there many times aren't.

I spent Monday with good friends and neighbors at a pool party.  It was a "close" down the pool party.  It's starting to get cold here in Wisconsin, our lows last week were in the 40's at night. So, it's time to close up the pool, we won't be seeing many warm days to enjoy it anymore.  I know for some out there 40's at night is warm and for many it's cold.  For me, it's getting a bit nippy at night.

On Monday, our  neighbors John and Julie hosted a party.... bring a dish to pass and enjoy brats while lounging around the pool.  It is a great way to spend Labor Day.  I look forward to a few get togethers a year where everyone comes together to laugh, have fun and get caught up with each other's busy lives.  The party was fun and all enjoyed a great time.  It was difficult to say bye to all, but most everyone needed to get up for work on Tuesday am.

The next day..... On Tuesday morning I was walking my Golden, Simba and waved hi to a friend driving by.  Little did I know it would be the last time I saw him.  He was coming home from work not feeling well.  1/2 hour later my husband passed his house and saw the paramedics taking him out....I was to hear 1/2 hour later that he didn't make it.  Jim Stark was only 58 and went on to his new life in Heaven.

Jim was the kind of guy who helped many, he was a religious teacher and all around wonderful Dad and husband.   Jim would ride his bike around the neighborhood saying hello to everyone.  He always had a smile.  I remember him fondly Sunday, enjoying his day with many others.

We will miss you greatly Jim.  I hope you're playing your guitar and visiting with Bob Dylan!

Remember - our time is but a blur here on earth, our true life begins at the end  beginning when we go to Heaven.

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

April...So sorry to hear about your loss.  Life is short and we need to ake it all in.   My father-in-laws one sister came to visit yesterday.   He had not seen her in 28years.  There had been some kind of a miss understanding that today, no one can remember what it was about.  She exteded a hand and a wonderful thing happend. 

May God be with his family.

Sep 10, 2009 10:10 AM #1
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Bill - That's great to see with your father-in-law - life is too short to hold grudges!!  Thanks for the support.  April

Sep 10, 2009 10:16 AM #2
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, April.  I hope it gives his loved ones some comfort that it was quick instead of a long, drawn out process (if there actually IS any comfort in such a thought).  What a wonderful legacy to leave behind, though, that someone such as yourself would say such nice things about him.  Isn't that what we all strive for on our short time on earth?  My thoughts and prayers are with all his friends and family at this sad time.

Sep 10, 2009 10:20 AM #3
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Heather - I think his family will be surprised by the amount of support they are getting and will continue to get.  I still can't believe I won't be seeing him on the block anymore.  Very surreal.

Sep 10, 2009 10:27 AM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi April

Life is short we need to live our days to it's fullest.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 10, 2009 02:05 PM #5
Ann Hayden
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


How well I know this fact.....  I saw my brother a day before he died.  He was helping a truck back up around the dangerous curve.  We smiled at each other and laughed as I hurried on my way.  If only.....

Well, you know.

Sorry for your loss,


Sep 10, 2009 02:14 PM #6
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

It is unfortunately a lesson that we will deal with time and time again in our lives because we will never know when our time will draw to an end. I'm sorry to hear about your friend April, you will be in my thoughts.

Sep 11, 2009 07:40 AM #7
Pat Mullikin - KW Milwaukee
Keller Williams Milwaukee - Brookfield, WI

Hi April, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure it was a shock. You're wise to live every day to it's fullest.

Sep 15, 2009 03:10 AM #8
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

We've all lost someone at sometime. It's very sad but the good part is knowing where they are and hopefully we'll see them again.

Oct 17, 2009 06:30 AM #9
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