Laurie Manny

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. BK3027955

I am always taken aback when I hear of such a young woman passing away at such a young age. 

We have lost one of ours, an Active Rainer, more than that - one of the ones who started out with us in the beginning.

She was a pioneer, one of the courageous ones who trail blazed the internet finding nuggets of truth and bringing it back to us.

She told us what she found that worked - she told of the pit falls of cyber space - she wasn't afraid to go exploring.

But she never did keep everything a secret - she was just that kind of person. She wanted all of us to know what she knew - what she knew that worked.

That is priceless - we may never get to meet precious people whom we meet here in the Rain.

Some come and go - never really making an impact on anyone in the Rain.

Yet others - especially Laurie Manny made an impact - because she put to writing that which would help her fellow man - her Active Rain friends and family.

We lost a great one - one whom I have never met - never had the pleasure of a phone call - but one whom I have gleemed through her postings and learned from - got to know through her written pages - became a better blogger and even a better person for knowing her.

She knew that Active Rain members are more than just bloggers - we are a family - no one knew that better than  Laurie Manny!

Her writings will live on - her memory will be in our hearts forever - and that is not just words....

God Bless You Laurie Manny

Miss Ya Already!!!

 

Comments (15)

Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Like you, I never met her but learned from her and certainly feel a loss and sadness. Her passing is a reminder to me of how precious life is and how important it is to make a difference.

Aug 28, 2010 02:23 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Emily - Right on - life is precious and so are friends - God Bless!

Aug 28, 2010 02:24 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

So VERY sad and it does remind us how fragile life can be. 

Aug 28, 2010 02:33 AM
Debbie Atwood
Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA - Everett, WA
Real Estate Broker

I've read a few posts here on Laurie.  I never met her but I have read a few of her entries.  She will be missed

Aug 28, 2010 02:59 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Very nice tribute, Nicholos.  Great job, my man.  Thank you!

Aug 28, 2010 03:07 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Wallace - Life is but a vapor - here today and gone quickly - we must think of eternity!

Aug 28, 2010 03:22 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Debbie - Laurie touched many lives here in the Rain!

Aug 28, 2010 03:22 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Jason - Thank you brother - coming from you that means alot to me - 

Aug 28, 2010 03:23 AM
John MacArthur
Century 21 Redwood - Washington, DC
Licensed Maryland/DC Realtor, Metro DC Homes

Nicholas - Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is beautifully written and on the mark.

Aug 28, 2010 03:55 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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J-Mac - Thank you very much my friend - my condolences to you as well!!! She was a very dear friend to you - but she will live on in your heart - that is most important!!!

Aug 28, 2010 03:58 AM
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

Nicholas, I never had the pleasure of reading her blogs.  I will go back and read. 

Aug 28, 2010 05:49 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Damon - She was a good person who wanted to see others succeed - that speaks volumes!

Aug 28, 2010 10:15 AM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

Beautiful tribute Nick.  Laurie will certainly be missed.  RIP Laurie.

Aug 28, 2010 11:12 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Yoli - Thank You - haven't seen you for some time now - I miss you too! Thank You for atopping by and paying tribute with your comments!

Aug 28, 2010 11:16 AM
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

I am very sorry to learn of Laura's passing, I am one of those rainers who signed up 4 years ago and forgot about it, but just came back a couple of weeks ago, and here to stay.  In my research in the active rain community, I learned from reading blog posts, etc...that Laura was indeed a pioneer in this community and I was trying to seek her out for some advice before I learned of her passing today.  I even subscribed to her Blog.  At least her post will be there for many generation of rainers to come hopefully.  deepest sympathies

Mar 10, 2011 05:27 AM