Sweet Memories of Days Passed

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

It was approaching summer end when a lens captured this scene with two of my daughters and three granddaughters.  Grandkid Sophia, on the right is playing her ukulele and singing refrains from "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." 

In the fairytale factory of my mind this evening, I can still hear those notes wafting on the warm air of the day, and it gives thoughts of beloved ActiveRainer, Lou Ludwig, who passed away several days ago. 

For almost a decade Lou was well known for his daily bouyant posts which were abundant not only with his own wise words, but a collection of inspirational quotes from others as well.  


With all earthly toils complete, Lou, rest in perfect peace in that special place somewhere over the rainbow!

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Myrl. This is such a sweet, lovely and moving post. I think Lou would be honored.

Jan 04, 2018 06:43 AM #7
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Brian England
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Such a wonderful tribute to Lou, I am sure that he is looking down upon us all and smiling!

Jan 04, 2018 08:00 AM #8
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Myrl thank you for sharing your thoughts.  Lou touched many lives in the Rain

Jan 04, 2018 08:06 AM #9
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Pat Champion
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What a wonderful post Lou will be missed in the rain. I loved reading his posts.

Jan 04, 2018 09:58 AM #10
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I miss Lou every day. Thanks for the tribute to him. This is lovely. D 

Jan 04, 2018 11:30 AM #11
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That is a beautiful thought and it is paired perfectly with your picture Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 05, 2018 08:59 AM #12
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Myrl, I love the photo of your family and I know that Lou would have loved this great tribute to him. 

Jan 05, 2018 11:29 AM #13
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I can hear the music pouring out of that gorgeous photograph, Myrl. What a lovely post. I still can't get over how fairytale beautiful your family is!!

And thanks for helping me out the other day.

Jan 05, 2018 11:33 AM #14
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The words and the echo of that song are a perfect tribute to Lou.

Jan 05, 2018 01:49 PM #15
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Myrl, Such a wonderful way to remember Lou with the melding of a wonderful event with your daughters and their daughters.  Sweet memories....very fitting for a sweet man of gentle heart.

Jan 05, 2018 02:10 PM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Even though I got chills I felt the warm embrace. Lou would approve. He truly left us too soon but with so many great thoughts to remember how to live. Your tribute, blog post, and photo of your girls was so beautiful!

Jan 06, 2018 03:49 AM #17
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Thank you very much for sharing this photograph and some of your fond memories.

Jan 06, 2018 06:27 AM #18
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Myrl, beautiful memories and sentiment.

Jan 06, 2018 05:42 PM #19
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Myrl, how gentle and lovely. Lou would be happy to have them sing to him. What genuine beauties and lovely energy this all imparts.

 

Jan 08, 2018 08:20 AM #20
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Mary Yonkers
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Beautiful photo of your family and tribute to our Rain friend, Lou

Jan 08, 2018 01:23 PM #21
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Lou was loved by all. He freely gave and left his mark on our lives and in our hearts.

Jan 08, 2018 04:28 PM #22
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You are very blessed to have such wonderful company. Nice tribute for Lou!

Jan 09, 2018 10:47 AM #23
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Oh my gosh Mryl, what a beautiful family and remembrance of Lou.  I do miss reading his uplifting and inspiring posts, he was a wonderful addition in our ActiveRain family, and will be greatly missed.

Jan 11, 2018 09:11 AM #24
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Sharon Tara
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Beautiful!

Beautiful girls and family and beautiful thoughts on the loss of our friend, Lou.

Jan 11, 2018 11:57 AM #25
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Myrl,

 I have been away from the rain for about a month, OMG I did not know this makes me feel so sad he was such a lovely man. Great thoughts...

Jan 15, 2018 03:20 PM #26
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