In Honor of General Douglas McArthur & Roy Kelley

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone,

the courage to make tough decisions, and the

compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not

set out to be a leader, but becomes one of the equality of

his actions and the integrity of his intent."

---General Douglas McArthur

 

74 years ago marked the end of World War II. Although I wasn't born, and my parents weren't married at the time, I admire General Douglas McArthur's courage in the face of the world's adversities. My father served in WWII. Oh, how I wish I would have talked to him and asked him questions about the war. I would have listened, really, really listened. But no, I was too interested in admiring the tattoo of a big ship up and down both arms. If you guessed, he was Navy, you're right! The words courage, compassion, and integrity never goes out of style. On the topic of admiration, respect and honor for those that serve always.  

 

"The soldier, above all others prays for peace, 

for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear

the deepest wounds and scars of war."

---General Douglas McArthur

 

Our nation, under many "scars of war" and the "deepest wounds" contributed to changing the course of history. In war, somebody wins and somebody loses but no one is exempt from the consequences of war.  Unlike my admiration for my father's tattoos, General Douglas McArthur saw the bigger picture of what it would mean when war was over. 

 

"Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years.

People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years

may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles

the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair

these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn

the growing spirit back to dust. Whatever your years,

there is in every being's heart the love of wonder, the

undaunted challenges of events, the unfailing childlike

appetite for what next, and the joy and the game of life.

---General Douglas McArthur

 

I have no idea how old Roy Kelley is but to my knowledge he may be the most senior member of ActiveRain. On June 12, 2019, Roy and Dolores celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary. I'm sure he has many memories of WWII and what it meant to have peace. Today, I give him honor and thank him for his Leadership on ActiveRain. I remember fondly a picture he shared on AR when he was a little boy dressed in uniform looking like a little soldier. Even though he doesn't need to blog anymore, he remains an active member, always demonstrating high standards and he lives with true integrity. Please join me, in honoring Attorney Roy Kelley, a friend who is loyal to his country and courteous to all members on ActiveRain. Whether he served or not, reverently, I salute Roy Kelley. 

 

 

"Duty, Honor, Country."

Those three hallowed words reverently

dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, 

what you will be."

---General Arthur McArthur

 

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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Patricia, Roy is definitely an icon here in the Rain. He continues to provide beautiful photos in the Rain as well as on Facebook. Delores and Roy are having wonderful golden years together.

Sep 04, 2019 06:20 PM #18
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Steffy Hristova
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Wow, Patricia and Roy, what great photos and thoughts. I think almost everybody here knows Roy, and the lovely flower photos he shares with us.

Sep 04, 2019 06:23 PM #19
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
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Thank you, Patricia, for sharing this post about our wonderful Roy Kelly! Over the years I have enjoyed his beautiful photographs, his kind comments, and his Facebook posts. What a treasure he is to our Active Rain community!

Sep 04, 2019 06:46 PM #20
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Laura Cerrano
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He definitely appears to be a wonderful guy and that I can’t take that away from him! :)

Sep 04, 2019 09:07 PM #21
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Rose King Roy has amazing photos that lineup the Universe it seems with how much life they give just by looking at them! :)

Sep 04, 2019 09:10 PM #22
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Roy’s photography is a daily gift to us. He finds beauty in simplicity, and it lifts the soul.

Sep 05, 2019 12:44 AM #23
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP no one, and I truly mean no one, could match your ability to write a post with such wonderful spirit and sentiment, Patricia.... this is a wonderful and well deserved tribute to Roy Kelley .....  

Roy is a leader and his contribution to this platform is off the chart.... Roy's a champion on many levels...

Sep 05, 2019 02:37 AM #24
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Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
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Patricia, what a wonderful tribute to Roy!  Always important to remember the contribution of others that have gone before us

Sep 05, 2019 04:37 AM #25
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Roy represents what is right & good about life in general Prince of a fellow is he 

Sep 05, 2019 06:00 AM #26
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty 914-419-0270 (NY), kat@thehousekat.com, (MT) 406-270-3667, more information to be provided shortly - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a wonderful post, and nice tribute to Roy, who is an active contributor here.

My favorite of the above McArthur quotes was the one that starts "Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years....to give up interest wrinkles the soul."

I totally agree with his words (and yours!)

Sep 05, 2019 06:14 AM #27
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Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

Cheers and good wishes to Roy & Dolores Kelley!

Sep 05, 2019 06:55 AM #28
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Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
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Great post! I have to admit my heart sank when I read the headline because I thought maybe he had passed away! So glad that is not the case. Roy has definitely responded to my posts and I so agree with this! 

Sep 05, 2019 07:24 AM #29
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

What a great tribute to both General McArther and Roy Kelly.

Sep 05, 2019 07:49 AM #30
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

It was indeed a special generation that gave so selflessly of itself. Kudos to Roy - I have enjoyed his posts . . . forever!

And your comment about wishing you had heard more stories from your Dad rang true with me. Both my parents fought in WW2 with the underground Polish Army against the Nazis. ]My father did not want to discuss the war much, but my mother spoke a lot about her experiences- it defined her. I tuned it out after a while - it was sounded repetitive to me. I was more interested in the Beatles.

Now of course I wish I had  her back. I want to sit at her feet and listen all over again and again. I have so many questions that will never be answered.

Sep 05, 2019 08:40 AM #31
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M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

How very sweet of you to honor Roy Kelly!

My dad  - a career military man - won't talk about Vietnam.

Sep 05, 2019 04:26 PM #32
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Paul McCausland
Howard Bank Mortgage - Rockville, MD

I've know Roy a long time & he truly is a fantastic person.

Sep 05, 2019 04:36 PM #33
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
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Hi Patricia, You've done a wonderful Tribute to both General McArthur and our very own, Roy Kelley. Both of them Icons and Leaders for us all. I have been inspired over the years of seeing Roy's contributions to our community. He one of the most amazing photographer I have seen. I salute Mr. Roy Kelley!

Sep 07, 2019 05:43 AM #34
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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What a man and a great leader Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Sep 07, 2019 09:44 PM #35
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - They don't make men and leaders like that anymore. 

Have a nice day!

Sep 09, 2019 09:21 AM #36
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, again, for all of the very kind comments that are much appreciated.

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