Let's Have a Little Fun Here!

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Few folks could have imagined at the beginning of this year, we’d shortly find ourselves at the threshold of this pandemic odyssey where a pangolin would become suspect! Few even knew what a pangolin was! But, here we are at the beginning of this second quarter of 2020, bunkered down in our homes, self-isolating in a surreal effort to contribute to the greater good! Times like these create opportunities for self-reflection, and offer up a good deal of reminiscing about sweeter times.

Earlier today, I had a delightful conversation with a fellow ActiveRainer, who for the moment will remain nameless to protect the guilty. And, with his permission, we’re going to have a little fun here! I’m going to post a photo of him, taken while he was a student at a Midwest college in 1970. Miraculously, he is one of few folks who lived in the 1960s and 1970s, and remembers them!  That's no small fete!

Your task today, is to provide a guess as to who this individual blogger is. I will only give the following clues (not necessarily good ones): (1) He posts regularly. (2) He is a longtime ActiveRainer. AND (3) He should have gone to UC Berkeley instead of that mid-west college.

OK, people, get to work, compare the photo below with profile pictures of ActiveRain bloggers today, and tell us who you think it is!

Comments (40)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Whew- Myrl- I was carefully scrolling down because I was trying to guess who the mystery man is. I would not have guessed Curtis Van Carter This is fun!!!!! Let's play some more!!!!

Apr 06, 2020 07:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well I was wrong but what fun, Myrl. He definitely reminded me of Belushi!

So I'm wondering - will there be others who play along?


Apr 06, 2020 08:04 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Wow that was hard but really fun. I'm sorry for all the wrong accusations. 

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Apr 06, 2020 08:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ha ha I did not want to blow the fun since I remembered Curtis Van Carter  writing a post about this a hundred years ago and yes I commented way back when:)) Endre

Apr 06, 2020 09:03 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Darn it I am always too late to the party! I wouldnt have guesse Curtis Van Carter I did think maybe it was Michael Jacobs for a brief moment and for some reason am singing blues brothers songs.... Fun Stuff!! Thank you!

Apr 07, 2020 01:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

As with Debra Leisek , I was late to the party. What a fun post!

Apr 07, 2020 05:03 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I see the likeness now you put the photos alongside each other, but had no idea before getting to that.

Apr 07, 2020 06:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How fun, Myrl. I had no clue. By the way, I lived through college in the 60's and through the 70's... I remember them all quite well. :)

Apr 07, 2020 06:42 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a fun post and before I saw the picture I was going to guess Michael Jacobs since pangolin sounds like something he would blog about.  I have no idea what that word means, but I know he would, haha.  After seeing the picture I had some guesses, but I never would have guessed Curtis Van Carter since I don't know him very well.  Now I know that apparently he is the ladies man of ActiveRain, haha.

Apr 07, 2020 06:46 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I mirror Brian England's post.  I thought it was Michael Jacobs.  I had to look-up pangolin and didn't realize that this is what the experts think caused the pandemic!  Fun post!

Apr 07, 2020 08:35 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

OMG it's Curtis Van Carter I would not have guessed it! But looking at his side by side photos I toally see it now!  How fun was this Myrl Jeffcoat !!

Apr 07, 2020 08:56 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

I will write a final comment in a day or two. I truly thank Myrl for doing this but am still a bit reluctant to have done so. My Ohio State days were often way over the top. Thanks you all for some many kind comments, cheers cvc

Apr 07, 2020 03:58 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

This was fun Myrl Jeffcoat I just spoke with Curtis Van Carter yesterday but did not guess correctly!

Apr 07, 2020 07:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations on your feature recognition for this great post.

I was unable to identify Curtis.

Apr 08, 2020 08:54 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Myrl, you brought some fun to AR! I would have never guessed it was Curtis Van Carter

Apr 08, 2020 03:05 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Myrl Jeffcoat ,

how fun is this post! I would have never guessed this was Curtis Van Carter . So creative thank you for the light hearted post..definitely need more of this ...we all need to lighten up!


Apr 08, 2020 03:55 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


You promised me a pizza for doing this, where the heck is it. cheers dears cvc

Apr 09, 2020 01:07 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi   Myrl Jeffcoat , this was a really great fun post and something that lightened the mood most of us  feel ourselves in.

Apr 09, 2020 11:59 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Such fun!  I would have guessed Alan May incorrectly!

Apr 13, 2020 04:34 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You should do another one of these blog posts. The before and after shots are remarkable Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 20, 2021 06:31 PM