Life in San Francisco today

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Lottie Kendall was one of the kindest people with purest heart on ActiveRain. Lottie called me often to check in on me. And I did the same for her. She knew I was alone, during the holidays. We never talked about problems, hearsay, other people, or politics. Conversations revolved around "I'm okay, are you okay?" Lottie shared motivational youtube channels. I knew she was battling cancer. But that is not what she wanted to talk about. Our conversations were always intellectual and positive. Lottie took many cruises with her husband, and she was always happy to share her stories. Lottie's stories exuded a zest for life. This wonderful ActiveRainer didn't believe in distance from people but to support and help one another. I am a storyteller by nature, and Lottie shared good stories about places she traveled not to boast, but to tell me more, because I asked. Vicariously we traveled to places which gave us both peace of heart. To each other, we were good listeners.

Kindness was embodied in Lottie's heart. The last entry on 1/21/21, was during the pandemic. Life was changing. I was concerned about my friend because of medical conditions and business was very busy. Lottie got tested every time before meeting with clients. Lottie really did put her client's needs first. At the end of her post, the question was posed: "What do San Franciscans do when confronted with scenes like this one?" Her answer was "We INNOVATE AND TAKE OUR IRISH COFFEE TO GO TO BE ENJOYED ELSEWHERE." Complying with the challenge and to honor Lottie, I share acts of kindness I gave to someone I did not know, one of my own acts of kindness, and an act of kindness I witnessed. 1) I saw a child holding tightly to grandfather's hand in the store. Our eyes locked and the child gave me the biggest smile. Grandfather told me it was the child's second birthday. I asked if it was okay if I bought a cookie from the Bakery for a birthday gift. Their eyes lit up and we went to the bakery section and I bought a cookie. 2) The twins across the street mowed my lawn all summer through fall for no charge because they believed God wanted them to have a servant heart. 3) I witnessed people in the booth next to mine having a jovial time. And they kept smiling at me. When I got up to ask for my bill, the waiter said, the people in the next booth paid for meal. It touched my heart!

For this holiday season, I'm challenging everyone to honor Lottie by ordering a cup of kindness and give it to a stranger or a neighbor. You never know if it is the last cup of kindness you can give on earth. I pray Lottie is up there having a cup of Irish Coffee looking down on us and wanting us all to spread acts of kindness here on earth. 

Original content by Lottie Kendall CA DRE# 01215160

Life has certainly changed in the last 11 months in San Francisco as it has almost everywhere. Ingenuity and creativity are necessary as we move forward and San Francisco is not short of those traits.

For instance, take the Buena Vista, called the BV by those who love her and her long history here, the famous home of Irish Coffee here in The City. Usually full of people, shoulder to shoulder and not a spare inch to be had.

picture, the BV crowded with people

Now, since restaurants and bars have been closed, it looks quite a bit different

So---what do San Franciscans do when confronted with scenes like this one? We INNOVATE AND TAKE OUR IRISH COFFEE TO GO TO BE ENJOYED ELSEWHERE!

Enjoying Irish Coffee at the garden

 

 

 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

LottieKendall.com

KendallRealtyAssociates.com

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PATRICIA FEAGER, REALTOR®
DFW FINE PROPERTIES
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Comments (24)

Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a beautiful post, and I love your suggestion that we all order up a cup of kindness for someone else. Love it, love it, love it.

Thank you.

Dec 07, 2023 05:38 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Katerina Gasset surprising someone by unexpectedly buying them a cup of coffee is a simple act that can make that person's day.

Dec 07, 2023 09:41 AM
Katerina Gasset

George Souto I think you mean Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ? 🙂

Dec 08, 2023 11:03 AM
George Souto

Oooops

Sorry

Dec 13, 2023 02:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a thoughtful post about a very special person, Patricia. I talked with Lottie several times but, alas, despite us both being in CA I never had the opportunity to meet her in person. 

Offering a cup of kindness is a wonderful way to honor her!

Jeff

Dec 07, 2023 10:11 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I actually did a couple referrals back and forth with Lottie. She was so special and gracious and she is really missed Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Dec 07, 2023 01:19 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Lottie Kendall was always very kind and I enjoyed interacting with her in the Rain.  It's really sad to know how bad things are these days in San Francisco.

Dec 07, 2023 06:29 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Thank you. I think Lottie would approve! 

Dec 07, 2023 10:37 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - Yes! Time sure flies! Lottie was phenomenal!

Dec 07, 2023 10:40 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - your only human. Sorry about the mascara. I gave up mascara many years ago for that reason. Lottie was truly wonderful. You are too! 

Dec 07, 2023 10:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP thank you, Patricia, for the lovely comment. As for my mascara... can't give it up. I put on my "game face" every day.

Dec 08, 2023 03:24 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - Attaboy! I like your attitude! Lottie would approve, I'm sure. 

Dec 07, 2023 10:44 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We should plan to do a FaceTime and clinck our Cups of Kindness together, in unity, in friendship, forever. 

Dec 07, 2023 10:46 PM
Kat Palmiotti

That's a great idea. Let's pick a time!

Dec 08, 2023 04:38 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - A simple cup of coffee is a nice, unexpected surprise and may become contagious! If everyone did it and passed it on, I think there would be a lot more joy.

Patricia

Dec 07, 2023 10:49 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeff Dowler, CRS - I wish you a cup of kindness too. I believe her spirit is still with us and I really want to keep her memory alive. 

Dec 07, 2023 10:50 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - "Gracious and Special" are attributes that truly defined Lottie. I miss her heart and soul on ActiveRain. 

Dec 07, 2023 10:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - Look to the good. Never forget Lottie. She was authentic and absolutely a blessing to us all. 

Dec 07, 2023 10:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Patricia, for sharing some of your fond memories, this reblog selection and your timely challenge.

Have a great day!

Dec 08, 2023 09:29 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh, what a wonderful tribute to Lottie, Patricia! I love that you two checked up on one another and that your conversation was always positive, non judgemental and non-political!

Great post you shared of hers as well and I will gladly take you up on your coffee challenge! I wish I had seen this before yesterday - I would have easily been able to do that while at the airport!! 

Dec 10, 2023 01:10 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Warm heartfelt post Patricia.  With now a warm glow in my heart and sincere smile I will move on to other activities for the day.  Thank you.  m

Dec 13, 2023 10:49 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - Thank you. Although I was disqualified for the December Challenge, I am thankful for the wonderful memories others had of Lottie besides myself. The rules for the Challenge were changed after I submitted my entry. I deleted my original  intro for the entry and left everything else in tact. 

Lottie was a very good person who left this world too soon. 

Dec 13, 2023 11:10 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you for your sweet and thoughtful comment. I know you're very busy and I wanted to say thank you for the time you took to read what I wrote about Lottie. She definitely was an inspiration to me and others too. Sadly, she left this world too soon and I did not want her memory to be gone. She was a treasure, kind, thoughtful, never selfish, always dedicated to her family and her business . Our conversations were always meaningful. I miss her very much. Her presence here permantly recorded on AR should never be forgotten. 

Dec 13, 2023 11:15 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - Your comment was so special to me. I wish you goodness always. May your "warm heart" be an inspiration to all!

Dec 13, 2023 11:17 AM