Happy Halloween! Fall in Love!!!

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509



Do not live by fear alone. Get out and make people happy. This was the last pumpkin for sale in the grocery store yesterday afternoon.  I paused and let three simple words sink in.


Moving to the Produce Department I remembered the guy, the one with the Vietnam cap on his head. He parked his car across from mine. I noticed he had an unusual logo on his back window and I was dying to find out what it meant. He was busy and kept moving things around in his car, so I let him be. As soon as I noticed him in the store, I had to ask what his logo meant, after telling him I parked across from his car and explained that I was intrigued by his logo. I just had to know! He explained it was the MARINES The Few. The Proud logo. As Kat Palmiotti would not be surprised, I engaged in conversation and after 45 minutes, I was completely educated, informed because we exchanged war wounds and stories only we would understand. By the time we parted, I left with a wink from him and a handshake.


Moving right along I stopped at the fresh meat counter and asked for one breaded parmesan chicken breast. No, not too big, not too small, no not the one closest to him on the bottom of the pan, it was the one closest to me on the other side of the meat case, plump, loaded with cheese and just the right size. With patience, he found the right one. When it came time for him to grab the waxed paper, the box seemed to jump over to me and landed in my hands. He bust out laughing and said, "Good Catch!" Of course, we engaged in funny conversations.

White Milk. I couldn't believe there wasn't any white milk dated after October 31st. I did not buy milk but there was a lady passing out samples. She was older than me, or at least I would have loved to know for sure that she was older, and she persuaded me to come over to her little table. Nobody was around and we also began talking as if we knew each other since childhood. Oh my gosh, it was like talking to myself in the mirror! We were on the same page on so many chapters of our lives! 


You can Fall in Love with the human race when you strike up a conversation and discover something in common. You begin to know people better and appreciate them better when there is mutual understanding. You can feel what they are feeling, see them for who they are, and know where they are coming from when you talk, they listen, they talk, you listen. As Barbara Streisand once sang, a long, long time ago: 

PEOPLE (Lyricist Bob Merrill; Sung by Barbara Streisand) 

People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world
We're children, needing other children
And yet letting a grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside

Happy Halloween. Make people happy. Just talk face-to-face because after all, people do need people, so much more than electronics or listening to the Media talk about things that sends shivers down your spine and you never know how much is truth and how much is fiction.  

Other blog posts that may interest you for October 2022 include:

Happy Halloween! Fall in Love!!!
A Halloween Story About Conquering Fear
Success Story for October 2022 Challenge
Halloween and Things To Come
Spook-Tacular Savings!
Are Pumpkins Fruits or Vegetables?
Heavenly Bliss
Would You Be Spooked If You Lived By A Cemetery?
Stepping Back In Limestone Time
Fallen In Love With The Lone Ranger All Over Again
The Smells of Autumn are Delicious!
Rise & Fall Method in Leveling
Does Your Fence Need A Fall Make-Over?
Autumn Breeze and Delicious Cheese
Fall Meditation for October 16, 2022
It's Fall - Today is National Mushroom Day!
It Is Fall - Don't Let Anything Fall Through the Cracks
Haunted Houses - Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Looking for a Night Out this Week in October?
Favorite Fall Movies and What Buyers & Sellers Need to Know
Fall Is The Time to Sow Your Seeds To Succeed
Fall Is The Time To Build Up Resiliency
Can't Help Falling In Love With TX Longhorns
Fall in Line & Do Your Part for Breast Cancer Awareness - Part 3
Why Schedule A Mammogram This Fall? Part 2
Don't Fall Into Fall With A Fall
October Is Time For Work - Can You Dig It?
Why Fall in Love with Cats in October or Any Time?
Spice Up Your Life by Falling in Love with Fall
It's Time To Fall In Love
October Thrills! R U Looking for a Fun Place to Live?

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                                         Patricia (Peace without Panic) Feager (Faith without Fear)
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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

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Comments (13)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that you will have a good Halloween, whether you are going to an event or handing out candy to the little ghosts and ghouls!

Oct 31, 2022 06:01 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - I had a lovely day. I hope you did too!

Nov 01, 2022 10:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

What a fun post! Happy Halloween to you too! Even a trip to the super market can be filled with human connections. One reason I prefer to shop for myself and not have pick-up..you miss out on so much!

Oct 31, 2022 06:03 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Rather than stress about what isn't available or how much more prices are from week to week, talking to people in the grocery store is a stress releaser. A funny thing happened when I also stopped at the Farmer's Market. I noticed that a woman was following me and picking up the same veggies and fruit. When I eye-balled here with a smile, she complimented me on picking out the healthy food. We started talking until we both ended up at the register. She was a lovely customer. I know the Cashier and she observed it all. When it was my turn, she bust out laughing. It was a good day!

Nov 01, 2022 10:40 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Halloween and don't let those crazy Zillow estimates scare you too much. Haha

Oct 31, 2022 06:07 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Bill Salvatore - East Valley - I hope you got to talk to your grandkids for Halloween. Kids are simply adorable! The best ones are in our family. 

Nov 01, 2022 10:37 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - while I may not immediately think of love combined with Halloween, why not?  Connections of all kinds are produced each and every moment.  Happy Halloween.  

Oct 31, 2022 06:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I hope you enjoyed Halloween or at least catching up with others here on ActiveRain. You are pure joy. 

Nov 01, 2022 10:36 PM
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 Patricia,
It sounds like you had an interesting and educational day. It's really pretty easy to engage with people if you just find one little thing to start a conversation. You obviously know how!

Have a spooktacular day!

Oct 31, 2022 06:47 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Carol Williams - I prefer face-to-face talking than telephone talking. I need to see the face, eyes, and expressions. Otherwise, I don't feel there is a true connection. When two strangers begin to talk, it can be like a science experiment. Something magical occurs. 

Nov 01, 2022 10:35 PM
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

Happy Halloween Patricia! Looking forward to greeting all the creative costumes of the ghosts, goblins and witches at our door.

Oct 31, 2022 07:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I sure hope it was fun for you! Children are simply adorable!!!

Nov 01, 2022 10:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for mentioning me, and no, I am not surprised at all that you had all those wonderful face-to-face conversations. You can talk to anyone! :-)

I hope your day is wonderful.

Oct 31, 2022 07:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - LOL! I'm glad you remember. 

You're such a great person. And  your hospitality is the best. I will  never forget the times we had together. 

Nov 01, 2022 10:33 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Happy Halloween and the lyrics were quite appropriate.  Strangers are not always strangers but friends we did not know we had.

Oct 31, 2022 08:11 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Leanne Smith - we have a lot more in common than we think when we never strike up a conversation. I enjoy talks with new people. Many lead to friendship.

Nov 01, 2022 10:31 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

What fun shopping trip to the grocery store Patricia! Happy Halloween! You shared a lot of love to all the people around you and that my friend is what I'm grateful to have learned to do from my parents all those years ago.  It's about relationships and caring about others and that's it, isn't it!!  So much blooms from that point on!

Oct 31, 2022 10:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - Oh yes! People are all so interesting! We have a lot in common and I find some people are dying to talk to someone. I get a lot of enjoying and knowledge about people, places, and things. I hope you had a wonderful Halloween. Can you believe it? Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!

Nov 01, 2022 10:30 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Actually striking up these in person conversations with strangers is increasingly rare. Sounds like a wonderful way to actually make grocery shopping enjoyable! 

Oct 31, 2022 10:57 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Lise Howe - I frequently strike up a conversation with strangers. I think I got that from my mother. I have had wonderful conversations with strangers at the airport, in the grocery stores, church parking lot, standing in long lines at the post office, and other random places. I love to do that!

Nov 01, 2022 10:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing all that food for thought. I enjoyed your post thoroughly Patricia. Happy Halloween and Monday of course 🙂

Oct 31, 2022 03:55 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I am grateful to you for your kind comments that mean so much. I hope this month brings you a lot to be grateful for and an abundance of joy and blessings too. 

Nov 01, 2022 10:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always love your stories, Patricia.  I especially noticed that paragraph about getting the guy behind the meat counter to lasso the correct Parmesan Chicken Breast.  I've been in that boat.  Only, sometimes, it's at a Mexican grocery, where I need to speak in my limited Spanish to get what I want.  

Nov 01, 2022 06:22 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Myrl Jeffcoat - This story about being picky about getting the right Parmesan Chicken Breast from the Butcher was the one that made me laugh too. The other two conversations were really good, but this one gave both of us a hearty laugh when that wax paper box landed in my hands. It was so funny. 

I was glad to hear you had similar stories at the "Mexican grocery." I'm sure we were both on store surveillance cameras and gave someone else a lot to laugh about too!

Nov 01, 2022 10:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 01, 2022 06:23 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - Thank you! 

Nov 01, 2022 10:42 PM