Happy Birthday to My Soulmate

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Happy Birthday to My Soulmate


My wonderful husband, Larry, has a birthday today!!! 


Over 46 years ago I met this brilliant Renaissance man. Every day, I thank my lucky stars for the day we sat by our apartment pool and he beat me in several games of backgammon. 


He may not have been who I’d ever imagined I’d end up with but he’s the person I needed and whom I was meant to be with.


He can do just about anything including being a Fighter Pilot in the USAF, going on a 10-day wilderness expedition in the Everglades, sewing his own lightweight tent, and making the best rolls and bread I’ve ever tasted. 

larry in tent

Had we not met, I never would have moved to FL, gone hunting and camping, learned to drive a boat, and caught all manner of fish!  


I cannot think of anyone I would rather spend
my days with than Larry. 


Happy Birthday to my good friend, my soulmate,

and my gift from Heaven.




Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.
Richard Bach



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Comments (17)

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

Good morning Kathy. Richard Bach nailed it and with Larry you have lived it. We must quit drinking at different bars together since JoAnn is my soulmate and we will be married 46 years in March. Oddly similar. Enjoy your day.

Dec 01, 2023 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin too similar!!!   It truly doesn't seem like 46 years to me!!! But it is!

Dec 01, 2023 11:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Happy Birthday to Larry! You are indeed blessed to have met your soul mate 46 years ago! Hope you have a special day planned and celebrate!

Dec 01, 2023 05:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX He's been looking forward to watching KU play C0nnecticut tonight. It's an important game. 

Dec 01, 2023 11:51 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

Kathy, You are truly fortunate to have met your soul mate 46 years ago! Time must have flown by fast! I hope he has a special day, and Happy Birthday Larry!

Dec 01, 2023 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  I am very lucky and blessed. And yes, it's flown by too fast. 

Dec 01, 2023 11:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy! A big HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Larry! I loved every word you wrote... it just underscores what I've always believed "that when it's meant to be, it's meant to be."

Dec 01, 2023 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker Thank you! And yes, when it's meant to be it really is meant to be!!!  BTW We never had a date. 

Dec 01, 2023 11:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy  - that Richard Bach quote seems to fit the occasion and the spirit of your post.  Happy Birthday,  Larry.  

Dec 01, 2023 05:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Michael Jacobs It sums it up well!  

Dec 01, 2023 11:59 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Tell Larry happy birthday from the beautiful Florida Space Coast...and many more!

Dec 01, 2023 07:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Believe it or not, we almost moved to the Space Coast years ago. 

Dec 01, 2023 12:00 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and lucky for you to have a soul mate like Larry.  I feel like I know him from all great blogs you write.  Now Houston or Denver on Sunday???

Dec 01, 2023 08:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm Thank you!!!  And the Texans didn't look that sharp last Sunday while Russell Wilson is looking better and better. So who knows?!

Dec 01, 2023 12:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Awww, I love your happy birthday wish, and your photos and the last quote. Happy Birthday to Larry!

Dec 01, 2023 09:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Kat Palmiotti I will pass the birthday wishes on to Larry. 

Dec 01, 2023 12:04 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy Birthday to Larry! Make this a very special day.

I love your quote selection.

Dec 01, 2023 10:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Roy Kelley And hello to Chef Dolores 

Dec 01, 2023 12:05 PM
Roy Kelley

Enjoy the weekend.

Dec 01, 2023 02:11 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Count your lucky blessings that this one didn't get away Kathy. Whoever said we can't have it all; never heard this story of true love. Happy Birthday Larry 😎

Dec 01, 2023 10:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you so much Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  I feel very blessed and have loved every moment we've been together. 

Dec 01, 2023 12:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Happy Happy Birthday to Larry! I'm sure today will be very special because you are by his side, Kathy! 🎉

Dec 01, 2023 11:51 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy so Larry's way into your heart was to beat you at games.  I like his approach ...... LOL


Dec 01, 2023 12:10 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Happy Birthday, Larry!  Your post is a beautiful tribute to your soulmate.  It is always inspiring to hear love stories.  For those still looking, it will give them hope that they may end up with that person who will make their dreams come true. 

Dec 01, 2023 03:45 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  happy birthday to Larry and I always had high respect for the Viet Nam Hero that he was, Endre

Dec 01, 2023 10:31 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Happy Birthday to Larry!  I hope that it was enjoyable for him.  He sounds like such a good man, I hope that I will get to meet both of you one day.

Dec 02, 2023 04:21 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Happy Birthday to Larry, Kathy.  You are fortunate to have a good man in your life.

Dec 02, 2023 04:00 PM
Miriam Odegard
United Real Estate Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate Broker Serving Greater Indianapolis

Welp, didn't think I'd cry today, Kathy Streib, yet here we are. <3

Happy Birthday to your Larry! 

Dec 05, 2023 04:59 AM