What happened on this date in history September 4?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Well, let's start with the trivial.  Google was incorporated 20 years ago today on September 4, 1998. And the fact that it hadn't been incorporated and wasn't well known or known at all is the very reason (Google meetups hadn't been invented yet)  I was in a Yahoo chat room that morning waiting for my web guru who was in Huntington Beach, CA to post some links for me to look at.  We met in a chat room to be able to talk in live time while I looked at my (almost live) site and chatted about the changes.  For those of you in your 20's and 30's who are wondering why we weren't on the phone... back in the day, you used to pay for long distance telephone calls by the minute.  I had a phone bill in 2000 that was more than $1000 for one month.  Nope, not kidding.

But on this particular morning around 10 am in Georgia in the preassigned chat room some random people showed up.  And one of them commented on something I typed and an on line argument ensued. Then along showed up "Redbrchta" in the chat room and he told the guy who was arguing with me that he was as dumb as a box of rocks.  He then asked "where are you?"  I answered "central Georgia", and asked "where are you?"  He was in Germany.

However he didn't let the 5 time zones for the Atlantic ocean that was between us discourage him from "courting me".  We emailed, we chatted, we wrote letters and he mailed me beautiful post cards from London, Italy, and Germany. It would be two years and nine days before I ever got my lay eyes on my Donald.  He was leaving the Army and had a layover in Atlanta (only about an hour and 15 minutes from my house, so I drove up to Hartsfield to have coffee with him. We also had our first kiss that day. Three months later he packed up all his belongings and moved to "central Georgia" into a garage apartment and we began to date.  

Three years, nine months and twenty-five days after that first meeting we were married.  And here we are with our happily ever after some 16 years later.

Other things that happened to happen that day too.... a recent past client who stopped by the office has been married 31 years today.... one of my agents moved from Florida to Georgia 26 years ago today....

Oh and Alan May and I both joined Active Rain ten years ago today.  

Lots of good things have happened on September 4th.

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Laura Cerrano I was fortunate enough to have both my grandmothers into my adult life, but now I'm on the other end of that.

Endre Barath, Jr. well as fate would have it... it was the 4th.

Debra Leisek it's going well... that second offer got accepted and we were in multiples.

 

Sep 05, 2018 08:42 AM #16
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR and all at the same time it feels like life has always had Donald and that we are still giddy and newlyweds... 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I choose to think it was destiny, not the internet.  As it turns out we'd been at the same place on two different occassions... so the universe kept putting us together until we did what we were supposed to do.

Sep 05, 2018 08:55 AM #17
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Kat Palmiotti after a conversation with my daughter I did a little research and found out that ICQ still has chat rooms today, Yahoo closed their messenger version down just the past July and AOL closed theirs this past December.  So it will feel kinda weird when they are all gone.  

Sharon Tara one of these days it will be a book.

 

Sep 05, 2018 09:00 AM #18
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Debe Maxwell, CRS he is a gem. and over the years we've discovered some unique similarities in our lives... same family bithday dates, names in our families, anniversary dates... so it makes sense we found AR the same day. 

And when I found my Donald I won the lottery for sure.  He's the sweetest man I have ever met.  And I recently told him that even when I've been boiling mad I'm still happy I have him in my life. 

Sep 05, 2018 09:04 AM #19
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You most definitely won the lottery, Tammy but, so did The Donald! How lucky that you found one another - it was totally meant-to-be!

Sep 05, 2018 09:32 AM #20
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Chat rooms and garage apartments and love, oh my!!

Sep 05, 2018 09:36 AM #21
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Richie Alan Naggar that we do and some of them digital

Brian England I can't imagine being without him at all.

Liz and Bill Spear and we're both happy to have met you in person too.  One of these days our travels are going to take us across your path again too.

 

Sep 05, 2018 10:35 AM #22
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What a nice story, Tammy.  Congrats and happy anniversary (a day later).

Sep 05, 2018 10:45 AM #23
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What a great story, Tammy.  September 4 was certainly a momentous day in a number of way. And Happy Anniversary, a little late.

Jeff

Sep 05, 2018 11:31 AM #24
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Margaret Goss well I did skip the ... apartment wasn't available for a few weeks so he lived with my parents until it was. LOL

Thanks Debbie Gartner , we celebrate all kinds of little "anniversaries" of firsts.

Sep 05, 2018 11:45 AM #25
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Thanks Jeff Dowler, CRS, we think it's a pretty good day too.  But we also celebrate all kinds of little silly things.

Sep 05, 2018 11:54 AM #26
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Hooray for you for taking the time (and notice) to celebrate!

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Congratulations on your meeting Mr. Wonderful!  Great story.  Thanks Tammy.

Sep 06, 2018 04:33 AM #28
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 Great story, Tammy. Congratulations on your anniversary! I thought you might have found out that my wife was born on September 4th. 😜

Sep 06, 2018 07:00 AM #29
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Sadly it was the day my father passed 24 years ago. He never knew we were moving to the USA, only got to see 4 of 6 grandkids, died way too young at 66. Happy your day was wonderful though. Life is full of ups and downs and we need the goods to help with the bad. Congrats.

Sep 06, 2018 02:23 PM #30
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Marte Cliff I love a reason to celebrate

John Henry I certainly did.  He's the best.

Sep 06, 2018 07:15 PM #31
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Mike- Happy belated birthday to your wife.

Corinne Guest yes, I have some of those kinds of sad days too.  Fortunately I have a lot more good anniversary days than sad ones.  August had several sad anniversaries in our lives.

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Point to any day in history and it is amazing how much has transpired in the intervening years.  

Sep 07, 2018 03:12 PM #34
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Kevin Mackessy you are probably right that it's important to someone, but this day was significant to my happily ever after and many of my friends.

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So glad i got to read your post.  Wow!  9/4 is a big day for you.  Very cool story and step back in time.  

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