Our Last Traditional Yearly Get Together and Special Kodak Moment

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker King NC #228932

Myrtle Beach September 2010

This is a poignant and special picture for me and his family as it is one of the last pictures and wonderful memories of my beloved hubby Marvin.  He passed away on the morning of October 22 of this year of a massive heart attack at the age of 82.

I snapped this picture on October 1 in North Myrtle Beach, SC.  This was our last evening in the condo and this grouping is of Marvin on the left, his two sisters and the baby brother.  Next, pictures were taken of the siblings wives and husbands.

For over 15 years (we lost count) the Nett siblings, husbands and wives, have spent a week together in the fall to visit and catch up.  They drive from Wisconsin and Iowa to here in Hendersonville NC and than we head to the beach.  The week together was never missed even though on 2 occasions participants had to miss out.  Once because Marvin had to have emergency open heart surgery and another year when a siblings hubby had a medical issue on the way and had to return home.  Most times this week was spent at Myrtle Beach but there have been 2 times when we visited a lake area, but the beach always pulled us back.  For years we rented the same house directly on the beach which we loved but didn't love the steps as we aged for toting stuff up and down.

This year I was in charge of the arrangements and coordination of dates.  It was decided to go earlier than normal.  Normal had been the end of October.  This year it was agreed to go the end of September.  I made arrangements for a condo in North Myrtle Beach.  We arrived in bright sunshine and 70's.  Than it rained every day.  The condo was gorgeous with five bedrooms, five baths, great balcony, games, TV's, puzzels so we had plenty to do and quality time was spent with each other.  We didn't mind the rain and had a very special week together which we weren't aware of at the time and will always remember and cherish.  When we left on Saturday morning the sun was once again shining.  A truly special Kodak remembrance.

Sue of Robin and Sue

This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain.


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Robin Dampier, Broker Assoc.
Realtor, e-Pro (internet savvy!)
Coldwell Banker King
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Robin Risley
Kamali Sotheby's International Realty - Cannon Beach, OR
CRS, GRI, Principal Broker

You never know when you are taking that "Kodak Moment Picture" until you are looking back at it and cherishing it. Thank you for sharing your special moment...everyone looks so happy.

My daughter has promised to send a picture everyday for a year of our new grandson and it is so much appreciated.

Dec 12, 2010 05:12 PM #1
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning Sue, thank you for sharing the experience, it is appericated.

Dec 12, 2010 10:56 PM #2
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Sue, Great submission to the Kodak moments contest.  I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.  It must be so difficult for you.

Dec 13, 2010 02:59 AM #3
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

A great looking photo...Thank you for sharing it with us.

Dec 13, 2010 03:18 AM #4
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Sue I am so sorry for your lost I had no idea.  It is nice to have the Kodak moments to look at.  Thanks for sharing.

Dec 15, 2010 11:26 PM #5
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Thank you all for your comments.  AR, our 2 canine Kids and Robin's business has been very beneficial in helping get me up and about.  Willie and Winnie took Marvin's leaving very hard and if I ever had any doubts, I now know dogs do mourn.  The Kodak Contest was especially helpful as I'd just been reading Posts and leaving comments.  The contest made me totally face the loss by writing about it and being glad the family shared that time together and that he didn't suffer a dibilitating illness like so many have.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Dec 16, 2010 06:05 AM #6
Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate


Sue - So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband... You just never know sometimes and it's always good to have these memories and picutres of course to bring back our loved ones....

Dec 17, 2010 08:25 AM #7
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor


I am sorry about the loss of your beloved Marvin.  I am glad that you were able to spend vacation time with him & other family members this fall.  Thank goodness for the Kodak moment to record these special moments.  The pictures and the memories will always be with you.

Thanks for visiting my site tonight.


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