Thinking of You ~ Circa 1996

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

It's hard to believe it's been three years (9/30/2019) since you left this earth. We considered ourselves a dynamic duo in real estate and away from work we traveled the world hand and in hand, exploring new frontiers.

In 1996 we traveled with a group of friends on the Inaugural Royal Caribbean cruise line:                           "The Splendour of the Seas"

We were in Monte Carlo and after a trip inside of the Monte Carlo Casino we felt they lived up to their philosophy “we should do nothing here, as it is done elsewhere.” An unforgettable experience!

Thanks for the memories Geno

 

     

If you knew Geno, your world was expanded and brightened with his infectious smile, jocular humor and revered advice/mentorship. No matter if you were a passing stranger, colleague, new or old friend, he made your day better.

He was a guiding force to his family, and would move mountains for his grandchildren. His fun loving nature, crazy antics and genuine love for people still lives on. He's unforgettable and there isn't a day that goes by I don't think of him, remember an adventure or hear someone tell a Geno story!

We all miss how he lived each day with passion and purpose inspiring others by living a life of joy, kind-heartedness, tenderness and adventure.

We love you RIP Geno (Paw Paw) 

 

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Comments (18)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... what a lovely remembrance of your beloved Geno. Even though I never met him, I've always felt like I knew him through your posts. I've been to the casino in Monte Carlo numerous times... is it not an amazing place and one that truly takes you back in history?

Sep 30, 2022 04:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Yes it does Nina! Loved going there!

Sep 30, 2022 05:07 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Beautiful tribute to your amazing Geno. That photo of the two of you included is absolutely outstanding!

Sep 30, 2022 04:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Larry and Sheila!

Sep 30, 2022 05:07 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Great story Dorie!!! Thanks for sharing.

The moral of the story is

 "Live each day with passion and purpose inspiring others by living a life of joy, kind-heartedness, tenderness and adventure"

Sep 30, 2022 04:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

So true Sham!!

Sep 30, 2022 05:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Have been on the Spender of the Seas and listed the Monte Carlo Casino. Based on your previous posts about Geno, both experiences would have been better if we would have done them with Geno and you. Enjoy your day.

Sep 30, 2022 04:31 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Definitely would have had a good time together Wayne!!

Sep 30, 2022 05:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a fantastic way to share Geno with us on this day. The Monte Carlo trip sounds wonderful. Love the photos! ❤️

Sep 30, 2022 04:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Kat!

Sep 30, 2022 05:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Dorie, for sharing some of your fond memories.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Sep 30, 2022 05:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Roy for stopping by!

Sep 30, 2022 05:29 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I know that you will never forget about your dear Geno and I believe you will one day be together again!

Sep 30, 2022 05:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

At some point in time..I know we will Brian England 

Sep 30, 2022 05:29 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Your post is a very sweet tribute and I love the picture of you two together. 

Sep 30, 2022 05:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Ray Henson !

Sep 30, 2022 07:53 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - that is a lovely tribute to your Geno.  He will live forever in your heart and and everyone in your family.

Sep 30, 2022 05:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Grant Schneider 

Sep 30, 2022 07:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - love is good. True love is eternal. What a nice tribute to the love of your life. I'm glad you have wonderful memories, such as your trip to Monte Carlo. He thought the world of you too. 

Sep 30, 2022 05:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

He was a gem Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Sep 30, 2022 07:53 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Touching, powerful and so loving a story and memory. Now I know whenever we connect Geno is there too. Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX and celebrate today!

Sep 30, 2022 06:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Emily Medvec !

Sep 30, 2022 07:52 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Sep 30, 2022 06:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you for stopping by Bill

Sep 30, 2022 07:52 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, you were so lucky to have such a wonderful man by your side all those years!

Sep 30, 2022 07:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I feel strongly that way Joan Cox 

Sep 30, 2022 07:51 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and memories of love ones will always stay with us and sure you have lots of them.  Thanks for sharing with  us here in the Rain.

Sep 30, 2022 09:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Will Hamm !

Sep 30, 2022 07:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- I love a good love story and your and Geno's is one of them. I still wish that I'd been able to meet him in person. 

Sep 30, 2022 10:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I wish you had too Kathy Streib !

Sep 30, 2022 07:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie you have been very blessed with many special memories.

Sep 30, 2022 02:25 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I absolutely believe that George Souto !

Sep 30, 2022 07:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

What a wonderful tribute to Geno and one of many past and fond memories. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Jeff

Sep 30, 2022 04:20 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Sep 30, 2022 07:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I am so glad you have wonderful memories that have accumulated over your lifetime, Dorie.  I hope you have a delightful weekend.

Sep 30, 2022 07:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you and try and get some rest before your surgery Myrl Jeffcoat 

Sep 30, 2022 07:50 PM