Saying Farewell to a Best Friend!

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Saying Farewell to a Best Friend!

 

Anyone who knows me has read about my friend, mentor, publisher and confidant...Peg Silloway.

 

                                      Peg Silloway HomeRome 410-530-2400       Friends   HomeRome 410-530-2400

We have known each other for well over 20 years. We met at NAWBO -National Association of Women's Business Owners- back when I was a porcelain artist and she was a CPA. We liked each other from the beginning.

Over time we changed places...career wise. Peg went back into the arts, doing stained glass and then writing and you all know I went into real estate...HomeRome Realty.

I don't think we have missed getting together, one day each month, in the past twenty years. It was always a special day. We did trips to DC, to Philadelphia for art shows and museums. We did the ACC-American Crafts Council  show every year in Baltimore. There are blogs from each of these yearly craft shows over the past five years.

We did radio shows together and we have done book signings together. We have been intertwined in each others lives. 

I sold her first house and found her next home. 

It is a wonderful friendship.  We did numerous, and I do mean numerous restaurants, in the Baltimore and Columbia areas. And during this time Peg started Silloway Press and  published her first book.. Real Estate the Rome Way  which many of you own and have read.

Her own, very popular publication, was named  gift book of the year   The Cat Lover's Book of Days.

Many of you have followed Peg's blog and have met her at the various ActiveRain gatherings.

 

 

Today I went to a party to celebrate Peg and Phil's new adventure. They are leaving Maryland and heading to Oregon.      

                                               Farewell my friends. Travel safe and enjoy your new adventure!

                     Route to  Oregon    HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

The going away party invite read:

''We are going far away, to the land of Douglas fir, Nike, Intel, salmon and artisanal beer.We have very much enjoyed the past 45 or so years in Maryland, especially the many friends we have made. Still, it is time for new adventures and new friends. So this will be au revoir to old friends (we will probably visit in a couple years)."

 

In case you haven't been following me...here are just a few posts about my friend Peg Silloway...I know there are more and many more to come.

 

So Proud of My Friend, So Proud of My Publisher! -

The Baltimore Book Festival - A Signing! -


Art, Friendships, Blogging....These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things -
 

The Closer It Gets, the Harder It Is to Wait!


It Was a Sunny Evening in Maryland

Baltimore Book Festival – See You There!

The Art of Marketing You and Me and Them

It's All About Friendship!

Black, White, Yellow, Red and One for Peg! ACC Baltimore Craft Show!


The Muse Medallion goes to Peg Silloway, My Publisher, My Friend!


Books and Blue Sky in Baltimore, MD

  Give and Take...Do you know how to do both? Baltimore,Maryland


  "Successful Solo-But Not Alone with Today's Technology"

 

And then there will be this one to add...

 

 

                                        Saying Farewell to a Best Friend! 

 

                   

Margaret Rome

 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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 Your friendship will surely endure the miles that will separate you....and while you are on your way to the west coast to visit...be sure to stop in the midwest...there is always a place at our table...

Jun 27, 2011 01:33 AM #10
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Margaret, today with the internet and skype, nothing is too far away.  Your friendship is so solid it will endure and this is not good-bye, just au-revoir.  I've no doubt you'll be seeing each other again soon.

Jun 27, 2011 03:37 AM #11
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Gary, For sure we will stay close.

Thanks Lynn. Pat is very special.

Russel, I knew you would love Peg's book!

Fred, I am so glad you have an autographed book and appreciate your stopping by.

Maria, You do understand.

Andrea, Internet is a wonderful way to connect and stay in touch.

Peg, You really throw a nice party. Loved being with you, Phil, Kathleen, Malynda and meeting new friends. Going to miss you but know that our friendship will endure time and miles. Be safe on you wonderful journey. Think about February's in Baltimore for ACC.

Sally, Now that would be a treat.

Lora, For sure we will see each other.

Jun 27, 2011 04:04 AM #12
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Evelyn Johnston
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Oh thank goodness it is a move across the country!! At first I though you lost her to eternity!  I had my sad face on and everything...I wisher the best of luck in her new State of Oregon.  I have two sisters and my Mother there in Myrtle Creek! Beautiful hardly describes it!

Jun 27, 2011 08:09 AM #13
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Evelyn, Sorry for the scare. They will be moving to  the Portland area. How far is that from your family?

Jun 27, 2011 10:07 AM #14
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Susan Mangigian
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Sorry to hear Peg is moving, but so glad it's somewhere you can visit!

Jun 27, 2011 04:36 PM #15
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Oh, I'm so sorry that she's moving for you but, I'm SURE that she'll gladly publish your next book for you from Oregon!  And, when, might I add, will that be?!!

Jun 27, 2011 04:44 PM #16
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Susan, Glad you were able to meet my friend, Peg.

Debe, You are a sweetheart. I would have to stop blogging for a while to write another book.

Jun 27, 2011 04:53 PM #17
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What a beautiful tribute to your friendship, Margaret.  Although Peg will be across the country, with all of today's modern technology it should be fairly easy to stay in touch. 

Jun 28, 2011 07:08 AM #18
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Margaret, I've enjoyed reading your posts about Peg. I know you'll miss your monthly lunches. You'll just have to plan a trip out west, I think!

Jun 28, 2011 10:04 AM #19
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Thanks Elyse, We will stay in touch.

Connie, Thanks for stopping by. I've missed you.

Jun 28, 2011 10:42 AM #20
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Christine OShea
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Margaret, my "best friend in the whole world" is in MT, she did live in Oregon, she has lived there for almost 30 years and when we saw each other in February after 19 years, it was like we were never apart...AND  we plan on being "old ladies" on the beach together one day!

Jun 28, 2011 02:55 PM #21
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Margaret,

A wonderful touching blog post about your friend. As many in theri comments noted, in the era of computers it is more "See you" than "Farewell"

Jun 28, 2011 03:32 PM #22
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Christine, Love hearing about you two old ladies on the beach. Make sure we have photos! Keep enjoying each other.

Jon, I appreciate you stopping by.

 

Jun 28, 2011 03:55 PM #23
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Margaret, I did the 31 day Challenge in May and since I was helping Christine moderate the group I found that I only read the group members posts. I was doing 30+comments a day and tried to focus on the newbies, and those with no comments.

As a result, I didn't "see" my friends forever!! It totally got me off track as far as my SEO blogging and some other things that were important to me! No more challenges like that! Well, not for a while. ;)

Jun 29, 2011 10:40 AM #24
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I do understand when you make that kind of committment. Glad you are back!
Margaret

Jun 29, 2011 11:46 AM #25
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About 4 hours.  Portland is where I fly in and out of to see them.  They MUST visit Herloom Rose Garden.  It is absolutely gorgeous and full of great smelling roses.  I visit everytime I go, my older sister and I leave early and spend several hours going thru and smell then buying.

Jun 30, 2011 03:00 PM #26
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Evelyn, Herloom Rose Garden sounds like the perfect place to visit! Hope you will be sharing some photos with us!

 

Jun 30, 2011 03:08 PM #27
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I had to click on the link to read about your best friend, Margaret.  I hope you're going to go visit her soon!

Aug 23, 2011 04:42 PM #28
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Chris, Thanks for stopping by. Hoping we can get together soon.

Aug 23, 2011 05:17 PM #29
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