This Week…Reminders

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This Week…Reminders

This week has been a difficult as well as a busy week.   We had tornado warnings in our area…phones and whistles were going off on our phones. Thankfully they missed our area, but sadly many homes were destroyed south of Houston. 



Friendships begun in this world will be
taken up again, never to

be broken off. Saint Francis de Sales

Our good friend in FL ended up having triple bypass surgery after feeling chest pains (he’s doing well). 



Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust


And then we learned that our friend, Grant Schneider had passed away. 


Life runs at a fast pace and it is too easy to forget that those we call our friends…the people who we laugh with…who we count on…who we like….will not be around forever. 



Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

  1. S. Lewis


I have been reminded this week to pick up the phone more often than I do…to make it a point to have lunch or dinner more often with our friends…to let those people know how much they mean to me. 


       A man’s friendships are one of the
best measures of his worth.
Charles Darwin 

Call a friend this weekend!!! 



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Comments (19)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. If you can't do it in person, then do it on the phone. Could not agree more. It has been a bad week for losing friends. Enjoy your day.

Jan 28, 2023 04:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin It really has. Larry is baking biscotti and we'll take some to a friend. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:46 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I had so hoped to meet Grant Schneider but I guess I will meet him in Heaven.  There have been quite a few people passing away recently that I will miss greatly.

Jan 28, 2023 04:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England I feel grateful and lucky that I met him And I do hope that you and Wayne Martin will meet. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:46 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

With all that has happened, it is a nice reminder to pick up the phone and  make that call!

Jan 28, 2023 05:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 wif nothing else, when we lose someone, no matter how close or not, it reminds not let another day go by!

Jan 28, 2023 12:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... this is it in a nutshell:

"I have been reminded this week to pick up the phone more often than I do…to make it a point to have lunch or dinner more often with our friends…to let those people know how much they mean to me."


Jan 28, 2023 05:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker we all get busy in our lives...doing whatever we do. We have to make it a point...a do this. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Life is precious and things happen that we are not prepared for. I was so sad to hear of Grant's passing, I had no idea he was so ill. You are right picking up the phone and staying in touch with those that mean a great deal to you is important.

Jan 28, 2023 05:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX when I text a member of ActiveRain I haven't seen here, sometimes it scares me because I don't know what I 'll find out. I'm glad his daughter reached out to me. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:52 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Thank you for this post and yes losing friends is always difficult and sad. Picking up the phone is easier. So sad about Grant, a gentle soul left this world to join other gentle souls.

Jan 28, 2023 05:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith I have a list of people I've had every intention of contacting. I will get to it. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:52 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, picking up the phone to talk to friends, being there for them in person - don't wait!

Jan 28, 2023 05:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti texting and social media have gotten in the way of actual conversations, don't you think?

Jan 28, 2023 12:54 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Yes Kathy Streib - I agree. Go into any restaurant and look at any table and see how many people are actually looking at each other and talking opposed to how many are looking at their phone.

Jan 28, 2023 03:06 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a terrific day! bill

Jan 28, 2023 06:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley And I wish you a great weekend. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it is a reminder life is too short, and we all need to pick up the phone, make a call!

Jan 28, 2023 06:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox I have a friend who always picks up the phone every few months to contact me. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:55 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy it has been that kind of week ending with the news about Grants passing. 2 other friends passed this past year.  It is so important to pick up the phone, meet a friend for lunch, have them over for dinner etc etc.  We have been doing so much more of this this past year. And plan to continue doing so from now on.  Life is to be enjoyed and shared.

Jan 28, 2023 09:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker good for you and Gary!!!  It's one of those things that we have to make it a habit of doing...put it on our calendars. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:57 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I recently spoke to a very close friend.  He has been battling cancer for a year and will always be on some form of treatment going forward.  I did not even know.  I do have to pick up the phone more often.  I continue to believe that the world will continue on without change.  It does not. 😟

Jan 28, 2023 09:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Ray Henson it would be nice if we could freeze things or freeze time but that isn't how life works. 

Jan 28, 2023 12:58 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy, 

Our life is fragile... It is always an excellent reminder to stay in touch.  Pick up that phone. Reach out and call someone!  

If there is one thing I do, I stay in touch with friends, clients, and family.  If they live in Sedona, I want to meet them for lunch or dinner.  If not, I will make more than one call on the weekend.  One of our neighbors just lost her 99-year-old husband right before Christmas.  We usually have this couple over for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.  Unfortunately, this did not happen because of his declining health.  

Jan 28, 2023 09:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® we have to make every moment count!  Late last year, I learned that my good friend of over 30 years has Alzheimer's. We're making it a point to see her and her husband as much as we can. 

Jan 28, 2023 01:00 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we cannot control many things in our life, all can do is use the time we have wisely.  The passing of Grant was a shock.  He seem full of life.

Jan 28, 2023 11:01 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto You are so right..we cannot control so many of life's happenings. I was in shock when I found out. 

Jan 28, 2023 01:01 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib thank you for sharing this week reminder. I am very saddened losing Grant Schneider, and this week I lost a sister had cancer problems.

Jan 28, 2023 11:29 AM
John Pusa

Thank you Kathy Streib  and Beth Atalay for your prayers and caring!

Jan 29, 2023 08:00 PM
Kathy Streib

Oh John Pusa I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. 

Jan 28, 2023 01:02 PM
Beth Atalay

John Pusa, I am so sorry for your loss.

Jan 28, 2023 12:34 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Kathy Streib, it has been a bad week, thank you for the reminder.

Jan 28, 2023 12:33 PM
Kathy Streib

Beth Atalay Thank you so much for this. 

Jan 28, 2023 01:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”
Charles Darwin 

I like that quote, Kathy.

Jan 28, 2023 01:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 28, 2023 01:12 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Wow what an outstanding blog post and now I have many things to ponder Kathy Streib 

Jan 28, 2023 04:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy, I was shocked when I saw the news about our friend Grant on the FB group  the Tudes we share.... how sad. Endre

Jan 28, 2023 10:21 PM