A Great Meetup with Anna Banana in Indiana! (Well, Sort of)

Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

A Great Meetup with Anna Banana in Indana!  

( Well, Sort of).


To our surprise, we were able to meetup with Gary Banana, while he was on a busness trip in South Bend, Indiana. Since Anna was included in much of the conversation, it was as if she was there to share a pleasant evening at the Studebaker Mansion, Tippecanoe Place, a well known restaurant and former home of the Studebakers.

Maybe next time Anna Banana Kruchten can tag along.  I'm sure we can keep her occupied while (as Dick Greenberg says) "Second Banana" takes care of his business here.



If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in

Elkhart, St Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties, in Indiana

Call me: Larry Johnston at 574-304-7577


"We have agents to serve you with your Real Estate needs"

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate

and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com  

Comments (16)

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Larry, I read about this on Anna Banana Kruchten blog and then came over here. Looks like a blast.

Feb 15, 2017 07:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi  Larry- isn't this the best part of ActiveRain! So glad you had a Meetup with Gary Banana!

Feb 15, 2017 07:57 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

That looks much more enjoyable than my evening with a dozen in-laws and studying homework with the kids!

Feb 15, 2017 08:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry how fun too bad Anna Banana Kruchten  could not fly out with her Banana Jet and meet you all. On a side note I would love to see the menu and what you actually ate, Endre

Feb 15, 2017 10:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Larry.  At least you had the chance to meet half of Anna. Hopefully next time you'll get the whole package. 

Feb 16, 2017 02:39 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Going to our second home in Florida in April and I am hoping for a meet up there.

Feb 16, 2017 06:19 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is wonderful you met Gary. The spouses are also part of the Rain because they support us. That restaurant sounds like a destination I would like to visit.

Feb 16, 2017 06:37 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How great that you met Gary.  And the restaurant sounds lovely, and I am hungry, I need some breakfast.  A

Feb 16, 2017 08:06 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

How fun for you guys.  There is no one quite like the Queen Banana herself Anna Banana Kruchten but Gary is very special too.  I love both of them to pieces and only wish we all lived closer.


Feb 16, 2017 08:48 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Ahhhh thanks Belinda Spillman . You know we love you two and maybe one of these days you'll be living on a golf course in Phoeninx? 

Feb 16, 2017 09:26 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Larry - Gary said he had a great time getting to know the two of you and that the dinner was really good!  I figured you guys would have a lot in common.  So glad it worked out!  Fun!

Feb 16, 2017 09:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Larry Johnston ,

I saw the post from Anna Banana Kruchten and had to stop by your post! So glad you enjoyed your meet-up and had such a fun time!!

Feb 17, 2017 06:20 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Well, that is just super cool. How wonderful that a spouse can feel so comfortable with an AR pal. Next time, Anna will join you. 

Feb 21, 2017 10:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How nice was that, Larry! A meetup is a meetup regardless of who attends... sort of like a "rose by any other name..."

Feb 21, 2017 11:01 AM
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

So there really is someone named Anna Banana? All this time, I thought she was just a figure of speech. I did not know someone with that name actually exists.

Mar 05, 2017 07:10 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta yup I do exist and I see I also am following you apparently for some time. You must not also know about the BananaTude group - come check us out. We've been top of the groups for years and years.

Mar 06, 2018 02:30 PM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Larry, I really like the nickname of second banana and while she was not there in person she was present in spirit. 

Mar 10, 2017 02:32 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That was a surprise.  Looks like a nice place to have a get together.

Apr 24, 2017 08:32 PM