Sally Cheeseman- A Heart of Gold with Pixie Dust Sprinkled on Top!

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Sally Cheeseman is a wonderful person with a big heart of gold. This post is to pay a special tribute to her because she went out of her way to help me in my time of need.

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If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I have been struggling with saving our land in Latvia from some Russian mobsters who forged my grandmother's will and who have attained a lien on our property. We inherited this property when my grandmother died.

You can read about our family's legal journey to keep our land by clicking here.

In our last court hearing the bad guys had gone into our court file and stole all of our records so that they could tell the judge that we should lose now. You can click to read my part 2 about our land struggle with Latvia.

Our attorney in Latvia just informed us that the judge wants to see a marriage record from my first marriage.Latvian women keep their maiden names so the judge does not understand why I changed my name 2 times.  I got married in Hawaii. These documents have to be apostilled for the country in which you are sending them to.

So I emailed Sally asking if there was any way that she could drive  downtown to the State capital for me and help me out with this. I found out that if I did it online, it could take at least 5 to 6 weeks to have my marriage record aposstiled.

Sally called me within minutes and told me to get her all the paperwork I need to get from there and that she would make the trip down there for me. I know this is going out of her way because I lived in Hawaii. When I lived there the traffic was not as bad as it can be now downtown.  Traffic and traveling time is relative. What is a lot of time and traffic in Miami is totally different than Oahu. But in spite of the incovenience Sally helped me. She did not have to do this. But she did. This speaks volumes that who she is online is also who she is offline.

After she waited in line for 20 minutes to get my marriage record they tell her she can't just take the record to get it apostilled. She has to come back when they call her in about a week to pick it up and take it to the State Capital and get the apostille done there. So she will need to drive back down there again.

I am so blessed that Sally stepped up to help because if I had to do this through the mail it would be back in time for me to get it to Latvia in time for court! Thank you Sally Cheeseman! Here's your orchid!

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Comments (50)

Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Hats off to Sally for being so wonderful.  I am glad you have kept us updated on your family's journey to get the land back that is rightfully yours!

Sep 22, 2008 02:43 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL


Thank you for acknowledging Sally. She is truly one of the most outstanding people I have come to know here on Rain. I read and enjoy her post regularly.


Sep 22, 2008 12:59 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Nice post. I agree Sally is a wonderful person. I enjoy your posts as well as Sally's posts.

Oct 09, 2008 08:30 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Sally has a big heart. That's obvious in her posts. I'm going to have to read your other posts. I had a friends who went through similar circumstances, but nowhere near as bad as yours.

Oct 10, 2008 03:03 PM
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Sally, WooHoo :) 

Katerina, very nice tribute, to a really nice lady.  It's great to know that we make such great friends here ... one of these days I'll meet mine face to face ... :)
Katerina, good luck with the courts back home.

Oct 22, 2008 11:41 AM
Stephanie Ballou
Keller Williams Coastal Realty - Dover, NH

What a crazy story! Best of luck to you. Sounds like Sally is a wonderful person.

Oct 23, 2008 02:58 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Everyone! Thanks for such nice, supportive and wonderfully warm comments to Sally and to me. We are very busy getting ready for this trial. Everyday there is something else one of us comes up with that will help establish our case. The trial date is on our election day. I am going to go and vote early like tomorrow so I don't miss an important call from Latvia telling me we won the case!

Oct 23, 2008 05:02 PM
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Wow! Sally is everywhere as someone said,and so grateful to learn from this story. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday wekeend! Janice

Nov 26, 2008 10:49 PM
Pederson Properties Inc.
HK Lane La Quinta & Prudential Maui Realtors - La Quinta, CA

wow! Great recognition here - love the support on & off of Active Rain! We're new to the community & had noticed Sally's presence almost immediately;

1) Because she's from Hawai'i (!!) and

2) Because Sally is such an active, creative & all around great Blogger!

The Aloha spirit seeps through her writing - and the effects she has on others online & offline is great to hear about. It's inspiring & makes us want to "follow" her success even more!

. ..Getting more excited & more involved by the second with encouraging posts like this. Katerina, good luck with the legal "drama" ~ our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!

Pederson Properties

Dec 26, 2008 09:00 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Pederson- Thank you for such a loving response to Sally. She is a gem in the Rain. And she is every bit as real in real life as she is online.

Dec 26, 2008 11:20 AM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Karrina - first, a great recognition to a wonderful blogger and, obviously, a terrific person, Sally.

Second - wishing you the best in your Latvian travails.

Feb 15, 2009 11:15 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

This is an awesome post. Sally is one of those incredibly big-hearted, helpful people. And you're right. This is a good example that proves that who she is online is the same as who she is offline. I remember your posts about trying to save your grandmothers' land. I hope you're successful in this. It's so different that what we expect as Americans. I hope you're able to proceed with peace in your heart.

Mar 15, 2009 04:37 PM
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

A very very nice tribute to a very nice lady. We are each other's keeper. That is biblical.

Aug 27, 2009 05:03 AM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

How special of Sally, but I can't say that I'm surprised.  It's not the first time she's stepped up to the plate to help out a fellow rainer.

Sep 21, 2009 01:57 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wow!  I knew Sally was great, but now I realize that she is truly awesome.  Thanks for this wonderful tribute to a fellow AR member.  I will read posts about your legal battles.

Jan 15, 2010 12:59 AM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I enjoy reading Sally's posts becauase they are informative and well-written.  It doesn't surprise me she has a heart of gold to go with that crackerjack brain. 

Jan 29, 2010 11:42 PM
Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
What a great and worthy Shout Out to Sally! Great job! I hope all works out with your family property, keep us posted! My son lived over in Oahu while attending the University for a couple of semesters, I wish I would have met Sally while I was there getting him moved in, I probably would have slept better at night! A worthy featured post!
Jul 28, 2010 04:03 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady - inside and out.

Feb 08, 2011 04:50 PM
Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Yorktown, NY
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

It is always wonderful to recognize and support friends and colleagues who truly reflect their heart. Thanks Sally for being the person you are.

Apr 24, 2011 09:05 PM
Doris Freeman
Zach Taylor Real Estate - Gallatin, TN
Broker/Agent, 615-961-7799

WOW what a story, I know one thing from this post if I was in Hawaii and needed a Realtor, I'd hope to use her I can't imagine what she does for her clients when she goes so far out of her way to help another agent.

What A Great Person

Sep 19, 2012 10:12 AM