Dishing with Dorie ~ 1/6/20

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

The holidays came and went and I made it through without my Geno with the help of so many family members and friends. Thank you each and everyone of you. I participated in new traditions at my brothers with his family in Pittsburgh.

I've taken down my tree and decorations and ready to embrace 2020. The process of grieving takes so many forms but I'm learning what I'm capable of handling.  Visits to Geno in his resting place is cathartic to me. He always said "I'll be just be down the road......please come visit me and just talk, I'll hear you."

I watched Handsome Hudson play his first flag football game of 2020. How about those Texans and their win? I could hear Kathy Streib cheering in Houston from Austin!! 

Did you know the Austin red hot housing market will continue in 2020?

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - time and different events take on new meaning.  Here's to all the important connections that are a part of your life.

Jan 06, 2020 05:51 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. Finding new ways to be after a loss like yours is difficult. Glad you have supportive family and friends. You are in my mind too.

Jan 06, 2020 06:34 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - it is great to have support of your family and friends.  It was a good weekend for the Texans!

Jan 06, 2020 07:09 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am so delighted that your holidays were filled with family.  We wish you a wonderful week ahead...A

Jan 06, 2020 08:39 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®


Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - I have lost 5 family members during the holidays, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  The first year for each was the hardest but I now look back with a warm heart and thankfulness that I had them in my lives. One was my father.

Geno's sentiment that he is just down the road is cathartic and it wonderful you get to spend time with him in your own special private way. 

Jan 06, 2020 09:13 AM #10
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Dorie. I think that saying about just being down the road and just talk I will hear you is something only a soul mate would say to the other.  Glad the visits are cathartic.  You learn to cope in different ways.  

Jan 06, 2020 09:32 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- soul mates...that's a blessing that not every couple has but I know that you and Geno were. So I'm smiling and very happy that you made it into the New Year with Geno just down the road. 

And yes, that screaming you heard was me during the Texans game!!!

Jan 06, 2020 12:52 PM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie,  You are busy and glad Hudson is into flag football for 2020.  Make it a great day!


Jan 06, 2020 12:58 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie sounds like you are ready for 2020 and whatever it throws your way.

Jan 06, 2020 01:10 PM #14
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Grieving is truly a process, Dorie.  I remember when my mother passed, I thought I was almost through with it, when along it would come once again.  Even to this day, I will have occasional times when a spot of grief in her remembrance will occur.

Jan 06, 2020 05:25 PM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I thought of you so many times during the holidays, Dorie. I loved seeing the pictures with your brother - I knew he would make your time in PA special. New traditions, indeed. 

I'm with Geno - I do believe he hears you when you visit him. When you're there, talk about your day, about those amazing is cathartic.

I hope your 2020 opens doors for you and provides strength and reassurance for you too, Dorie. Hugs!

Jan 06, 2020 07:48 PM #16
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

Those first holidays are trying to say the least.  Just FYI , they will pull on your heart strings for a few years more.

Jan 07, 2020 01:45 AM #17
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Dorie,
Your post tugged at my heartstrings because I know these transitions are so hard. Getting through the holiday season so soon after the loss of your Geno must have been very tough. We both know our guys will always be with us, don't we?  Sending hugs. 

Jan 07, 2020 02:30 AM #18
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Dorie- my heart ached for you during this first holiday without Geno - I know it was hard but you made it through like the trooper you are - I still go to talk to my  mother and it has been 9 years - I know she is there for me 

Jan 08, 2020 05:52 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It made me very emotional reading Gino's words to you. Wise words. Comforting words. 

Jan 08, 2020 07:11 AM #20
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Rest assured Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR; our thoughts are with you!

 Make someone happy today 

Jan 08, 2020 10:14 AM #21
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dear Dorie,

I know it isn't easy. The love of family and friends is so appreciated but there is no substitute for your soul-mate who lives on in memory. He would want you to be happy. When it comes to grief, there is no timeline. I was home alone on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day and visited my beloved spouse on-line through Find a Grave. I talked to him too and it was consoling. 

Jan 09, 2020 02:13 AM #22
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Love to read your "Dishing." And yes, I loved knowing Kathy was hooting and hollaring for the Texans, so we did too. Truly a great second quarter to watch.  As for Geno being "right down the road "- so very, very sweet, Dorie.  I am happy you managed the holidays with family around and new traditions. 

Jan 09, 2020 07:14 AM #23
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Evertime we cloise a sale I have a personal conversation with my Dad. He has been gone a long time but he always said in the old days, great sale partner! Still does.

Jan 17, 2020 07:03 AM #24
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Glad to hear that you are healing, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR ... it's a process.  One that I watched my Mom take after my dad passed.  You remain in my thoughts ...


Jan 17, 2020 10:40 AM #25
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