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In Memory of Randy...

I received a shocking message from a new client this morning.  Just last Thursday I was with a delightful couple looking for a retirement home on Kauai.  We looked for 2 days and they found one that lit up both their eyes in excitement on the 2nd day.  Then first thing this morning I received a message that the husband had died suddenly and his wife is returning to the mainland with his body.  It gives me chills just to write about it.  I'm so sorry their dream couldn't come true while Randy was here to enjoy.  I offer my condolences to his wife and my thanks for allowing me to work with them those 2 days.  I'm so glad that I took a video of them in their home-to-be that day and gave them a copy.

Thanks for listening...

 

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Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B)

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Comment balloon 9 commentsRichard T. Dolbeare • September 29 2008 11:08PM
In Memory of Randy…
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