The peace of the redwoods brings solace

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

There's a special beauty in hiking among the redwood trees on a rainy day.

Along with fresh air and incredible beauty, Saturday's hike made me feel close to my brother-in-law who passed away the day before in a skilled nursing facility in New Jersey. Dave shared the same love of hiking, history and nature that my husband and I do. I'm thankful that over the years we spent a number of happy days hiking together, both in California when he'd visit, or in New Jersey and the White Mountains of New Hampshire on our trips back east.

Come join me for a snippet of yesterday's hike.

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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hello Ron and Alexandra Seigel - did you get your rain today? We've had more today than yesterday, and I'm loving it. Thanks for caring.

Hi Nina Hollander - Dave led a good life and made a difference to many people in the most positive of ways. I only hope I do the same. I have great memories which bring a smile to my face.

Apr 05, 2020 01:28 PM #12
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Michael Jacobs and Grant Schneider - our hike in the light rain yesterday was healing and a pleasure. My memories are good ones.

Long before I met Dave for the first time, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I loved him from the stories Gene told of their youth. Dave was 10 years older than Gene, and was such a fine brother - took his young brother on a biking/camping trip to Cape Cod; would come home from college on vacations and choose to sleep in the room with Gene (they had a large house with many bedrooms) and tell him all about college life, etc.

As an adult Dave was a high school history teacher, a summer camp counselor, a docent at various Appalacian Trail Huts, organized and participated in his church's shelter for the homeless in and around Maplewood, NJ, played the flute beautifully - a most accomplished and giving person, loved by his wife and 3 children among others.

A life well lived.

Apr 05, 2020 01:37 PM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - often when hiking in secluded redwood groves I feel like I'm in a cathedral - I know you understand the feeling.

George Souto - visiting the coastal redwoods is a definite "must" in my book for your next trip this way. I hope the opportunity presents itself in the near future.

Apr 05, 2020 01:39 PM #14
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Sharon Lee - thanks for your kind words. Your travels have probably taken you to a redwood grove or two so you know their majesty.

Apr 05, 2020 01:40 PM #15
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Joan Cox
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Lottie, Covid 19 is sure not picky at who they take, and so sorry to hear about your brother-inlaw.    This must have been a great hike!  

Apr 05, 2020 05:45 PM #16
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Lottie Kendall
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The hikes in this park are some of the best around, Joan Cox . We stayed on wide dirt paths where it was easy to keep 6' apart with the sparse group.

Apr 05, 2020 07:26 PM #17
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Thanks for taking me along on this journey through the Redwoods...

I hope you had a happy Sunday Lottie Kendall 

Apr 05, 2020 08:47 PM #18
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Lottie Kendall
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Was there any similarity to hiking in the rain forest in Olympic National Park, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ?

Apr 05, 2020 09:00 PM #19
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Brian England
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Such a beautiful hike and I hope that one day you and I will get to hike together!

Apr 06, 2020 07:37 AM #20
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Brian England - it would be delightful sharing a hike with you, in either of our beautiful areas - so different, yet so gorgeous.

Apr 06, 2020 10:18 AM #21
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Hi Lottie:

So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law, but what a wonderful way to remember, and pay tribute!

The video is wonderful - so peaceful and tranquil with just the sounds of nature!

Jeff

Apr 06, 2020 07:44 PM #22
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Roy Kelley
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I am very sorry for your loss. Thanks so much for sharing your video.

Apr 11, 2020 06:24 AM #23
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Dear Lottie Kendall - I continue to think of you and Gene. May you both find peace in good memories of the times you had together. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 

Apr 11, 2020 10:40 AM #24
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS - we have fond, happy memories of Dave, who shared our love of the mountains and trails. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday weekend -- hopefully shared virtually.

Apr 11, 2020 02:58 PM #25
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Lottie Kendall
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Thank you, Roy Kelley - this is an all too often occurrence these days. Be Safe, and enjoy this Easter weekend whatever you do. My family and I are Zooming for brunch tomorrow!

Apr 11, 2020 02:59 PM #26
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Hello Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - we continue to do well here and trust the same for you. Yesterday was blue skies and sun; today, gray and gloomy--both nice.

Apr 11, 2020 03:00 PM #27
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Lottie, hope you enjoy your Easter Holiday, and maybe do a special hike somewhere?

Apr 12, 2020 07:31 AM #28
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Happy Easter, Lottie!  I hope you are remaining well and safe!

Apr 12, 2020 08:17 AM #29
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Happy Easter, Myrl Jeffcoat - we're well and happy here. Just finished a Zoom brunch with my family. I trust all is well with you, too. 

 

Apr 12, 2020 12:00 PM #30
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Hello Joan Cox - Happy Easter to you. We just finished a delightful Zoom brunch with family, including my brother in West Virginia. My hiking is diminished at present--something going on with a leg - sciatic nerve? IT band? Not sure, but it hampers life. We'll probably get to the garden this afternoon (a 20-minute walk from home) for a bit of R&R time. I hope you enjoy your day, too.

Apr 12, 2020 12:03 PM #31
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