An Empty Bench, Full of Memories

Managing Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams Bellevue 47538

An Empty Bench, Full of Memories

 Empty Bench, Full of Memories


An empty bench full of memories.  In early 2002, a classmate of my oldest son had a nose bleed.  A common event for an active young boy, playing soccer, running with friends and just being a kid.  The nose bleed led to a Dr. Appt, which led to a diagnosis of leukemia.  The young man went through all the best treatments medicine could find, but it was to no avail.  The bench is empty, but for those that knew him, it brings back many memories.  Hug the ones you love, they are on loan for just a little while.

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Comments (9)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Indeed we must take full advantage of each day we have for we do not know what tomorrow holds.  I've lost 2 sisters in their 40's to cancer,my wife is a survivor and my Mother in Law battles the beast now. Life is precious and not to be wasted.

Feb 20, 2013 01:52 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate true "Hug the ones you love, they are on loan for just a little while."

Feb 21, 2013 12:54 AM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Hi John & Rebecca, Thanks for stopping by.

The plaque under the bench tells the boys name and dates.  This is located an East Lake Sammamish Park, near Margaret Mead Elementary. 

Feb 21, 2013 01:35 AM
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

Dan I love the photo.  I can just imagine the memories this spot holds for many.

So important to treasure each moments with love ones.

Feb 22, 2013 02:58 PM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Hi Jennifer, I was shooting pictures of the park when I came across it again.  I remember the boy, the family and the prayers that many across the community were praying at the time for them all.  While it's been over 10 years, it sure came back to me when I saw it again.

Feb 22, 2013 03:04 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Dan,

Yes this is a very empty bench and so sad for a young child to lose out on a long and happy life. As everyone has said, we must live every day as if it were our last so we never have any regrets. Thanks for sharing such a deep post.

Feb 23, 2013 02:29 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Dan, it is always a great loss when it happens to a child or a young person.  The bench is really a great remembrance and your posting is a further tribute to this young person.  He lives on in this memorial.

Feb 23, 2013 10:43 PM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
A fitting memorial, and sweet tribute to one who had such a short time in this world.
Feb 24, 2013 01:04 AM
Berni Kerr
Dominion Lending Centre - Mortgage Professionals Inc. - Port Dover, ON
AMP Mortgage Agent - Port Dover ON

Dan,  It's sad to lose a friend like Trevor - he's now living his forever life and his spirit is free. Nice that you posted this to his memory!


Feb 28, 2013 01:44 AM