And Then The Phone Rang. . .

Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

I am surprised that I missed this post from Michael Jacobs since I make it a point to read all of his posts.  His ponderings are always worth a read!  I am very happy to hear that he got the chance to get to know Sharon Lee, I have met her in person and she is indeed a wonderful woman!

Original content by Michael Jacobs CalBRE #01165532


And Then The Phone Rang. . . 


Although issues of the day on ActiveRain can cause frustration and may be out of our control, that doesn’t eliminate the constant chatter on the subject.  This extends far beyond AR into many, if not all, areas of social media and in the real world.  


That said, this forum is unique because we often initially meet members through their words.  There can be times 

when these words can become one-sided but through back-and-forth commenting, a relationship can develop.  

We learn about them as well as things going on in their world.  Sometimes, meetings in person can occur but 

connections have been known to happen  through a variety of communication methods. 


I don’t remember when I first “met” Sharon Lee but I do recall the comment exchanges that have taken place here.  That eventually extended to Facebook but a phone call never took place until recently.  As part of the current 

ActiveRain challenge, Kathy Streib and Hannah Williams are co-hosting It’s Time To Reach Out And Touch Someone Well Not Literally.  


I asked Sharon if she had time and wanted to chat and she gladly accepted.  Our conversation(actually plural, since it was divided into multiple parts) brought another dimension to knowing each other.  


Sure, we talked about ActiveRain a bit but there were things about our own stories where some missing blanks were filled along with a chapter or two on current events as well as hopes/dreams/plans of the future.  The opportunity of putting a voice with the words reminded me that while Sharon was living the South when we first “met”she is a native of upstate New York.  

If you follow her, you likely know that Sharon is approaching life with a sense of adventure exploring many parts of our country(and into Canada too).    She is doing this “her way”.  Here’s to more adventures!   Thank you, Sharon for accepting my phone call request.  

The  image in this post is from 



Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brrian,  I missed this one by Michael also.  Glad you reposted it for us that missed it.


Aug 04, 2020 07:27 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I enjoyed Michael Jacobs post, when he initially posted it.  And I have had the good fortune to work with Sharon Lee virtually.  She is a lovely person!  Happy Tuesday to you.  A

Aug 04, 2020 07:29 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Brian.... good reblog selection..... all of Michael's posts are wonderful.... with all of this Gateway nonsense, I've spent much less time here....  another thing that caught my eye in the description of the conversation was Sharon "doing it her way".... I love it when people do what they want to do and it's "their way"....

Aug 04, 2020 07:32 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Brian - thank you for the reblog of my post.  I appreciate it.  

Aug 04, 2020 09:38 AM #5
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Great Post by Michael Jacobs  Wish more members would follow Michaels path of frienship and warmth - Thank you great re- blog and reminder

Aug 04, 2020 10:08 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Brian, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Aug 04, 2020 10:21 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Brian England ,

I missed this post from Michael Jacobs and am off to read and comment on his post. Thank you for re-blogging.

Aug 04, 2020 01:10 PM #8
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Brian. It was nice of you to reblog Michael's post. I enjoyed our conversations. I too enjoyed getting to meet you. One day in the covid free world I am sure we will meet again.

Aug 04, 2020 08:53 PM #9
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