... on his last post.

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

There are a number of posts, on Active Rain, today... lamenting the loss of one of our own: Lou Ludwig.

Lou was a popular blogger, here in the rain.  Several people noted that Lou, had not posted in more than ten days, which was highly unusual for him. Eventually, someone went "old school" and reached out to him via telephone... that's right... an actual telephone call, only to learn of his passing.

As people leave their respects on his last post, there have been a few comments about his family, and his friends, extolling the respect and inspiration he held here in the rain.

It caused me to wonder... we are all mortal... one day I, too, will shift this mortal coil.  If I'm fortunate, some will wonder "What the heck happened to Alan May?"  I haven't seen him here, in the rain for a while. I don't post as frequently (anymore) as Lou did.  So it may take a bit longer for people to notice my absence.  But eventually, as least a couple of people will leave a kind note (or in the case of a few, their "it's about time" message).

But who will read it?  Very few of my local colleagues follow my blog.  My family doesn't visit my blog... in fact I doubt they'd know how to find it.  I'm sure a few clients would find it, but doubt they'd comment.  Most of the comments would come from my Active Rain family.

Admittedly, I was not one of Lou Ludwig's regular followers.  But clearly, in his passing, we have learned that he was a fortunate man.  He had family, here in the rain.

He will be missed.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Alan, how true. And sad... My family is unlikely to find me on AR, either. And, like you, I am no longer on AR as much as I used to.

One day it will come...

Dec 24, 2017 09:42 AM #1
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Alan May thank you for sharing this information about Lou. RIP...

Dec 24, 2017 09:52 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This is horible news, Alan.  Lou has been a fixture here on ActiveRain for as long as I can remember.  RIP, Lou!  You will be missed.

Dec 24, 2017 10:15 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I hope you and your family have a very special Christmas, Alan.  

Dec 24, 2017 10:16 AM #4
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service

How sad, I had no idea. He was an inspiration to me and I will surely miss him.

Dec 24, 2017 10:43 AM #5
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Succesful.

Alan May - you're being modest. Alot of people would notice your wit and banter was missing. You are an AR I follow because of your witty bantering way!
Just saying.

Dec 24, 2017 11:14 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Alan May Lou would always be remembered well by "his family" here in the rain....and each of us who have a following and family here in the rain are very fortunate....


Dec 24, 2017 11:32 AM #7
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Alan May I am truly affected by Lou Ludwig 's passing. He was always a superb gentleman and swelled with a positive outlook in every post. RIP Lou!

Dec 24, 2017 12:55 PM #8
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Alan May I miss his daily blogs and the commentary we had back and forth.  This was a lovely post for Lou...

And,  I am starting early on my New Year's wishes as I have limited time to play in the Rain this week and I don't want to miss anyone!  So....

Dec 29, 2017 12:55 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alan-It has been such a shock. Larry doesn't read my blog although he knows I write one. Sharon Tara has my login and we usually talk or text often but geeze... I guess like the Duke, I'll just ride off into the sunset. 

Dec 29, 2017 05:28 PM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am now going back to his older posts that I haven't read.

Dec 30, 2017 06:42 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Every time I see Lou's picture it brings tears to my eyes. I never met him in person nor have I ever spoke with him on the phone. But, he commented on every one of my posts and "liked" most of the comments. He will be missed.

Dec 30, 2017 07:05 AM #12
Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Hi Alan, How very sad that he has left us---I was one who found him quite inspiring and will miss his posts here! Thak you for letting us know....

Dec 31, 2017 11:29 AM #13
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