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For You, Beth...my tribute to a friend.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HOME AT LAST REAL ESTATE DB915628

Today is HARD.  This morning, I got the word that a special friend of mine has lost her battle with cancer.  I hate to sound cliche, but she really fought the good fight for several years.  She never, ever let it get her down, always had the best attitude, always gracious, always putting others before herself. 

My friend started out as "that nice loan lady from XXX Savings Bank"; I met her when I first started working in the real estate business 10 years ago and she would come into the office with her business cards.  I came to rely on her incredible, never failing service and she helped me to grow my business because of that service.  Buyers loved her.  Agents loved her.  I loved her.  I was lucky - I saw her exactly two weeks ago today and told her everything I felt about her - some of it surprised her, which just goes to show once again, how completely unselfish she was.  Even when she was fighting her battle, she never failed to drop into my office and ask me how I was doing!  She was funny, kind, gracious, loving, caring and beautiful inside and out.  I am going to miss her terribly.  There is a hole in many hearts today....but there will be a new, bright and shiny star in the skies tonight, even if we can't see it this night because of the rain.  We are all sad to lose her, but happy that we had her for the time that we did.

Don't wait - tell the ones you love how much you love them - and why!


Posted by

Carole L. MacCollum 


676 Post Road, Suite 6 Wells, Maine 04090

Mail to: P.O. Box 427, Wells, ME 04090

carolemaccollum12@gmail.com / 207-337-4792



J. Philip Faranda
Howard Hanna Rand Realty - Yorktown Heights, NY
Associate Broker / Office Manager

Sorry for your loss. The older I get the harder this news hits home. 

Sep 28, 2010 10:13 AM
Carole L. MacCollum
Broker/Realtor 207-337-4792

Thank you, kind sir - much appreciated!  Beth was just 57 years young.  I hate cancer!!!!


Sep 28, 2010 10:27 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Carole:  I lost my best friend to cancer and it still is hard even 20 years later so I know what you are going through.  I try to remember the happy times as much as possible and it helps.

Oct 13, 2010 03:06 PM
Carole L. MacCollum
Broker/Realtor 207-337-4792

Hi Jane, thanks for your thoughts - much appreciated!  It must have been hard to lose your best friend.  Hugs to you!

Oct 14, 2010 03:41 AM