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Selfish?- yes, totally.

My dear dear friend passed away last week.  I miss her terribly.  I know she is in a better place - her quality of life was drastically changed after she had a couple of strokes last month.  I know that God has a masterplan for all of us.   I guess I'm just selfish because I want my friend back! 

I've been crying so much that my tear ducts are swollen and I look like an alien!

Rest in peace my friend - rest in peace.  You will be missed by everyone who knew you.

 

Helen Virginia Pendel

2/2/24 - 5/21/10

candle for my friend

we have no choice about who is family -- but we CHOOSE our friends!  I love you Helen.

Helen and me on Hilton Head Island

Kara Casamassina, Broker In Charge

International Property Management Group, LLC

Downtown Aiken SC.

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Give us a call when you're ready to call Aiken home, too!

 

International Property Management Group, LLC

Aiken SC. 29801.

803.648.8831

 

Comment balloon 12 commentsKara Casamassina • May 25 2010 12:38PM

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Helen was the first friend I made after moving to Aiken.  A wonderful woman with a big heart - she never met a stranger - she was a veteran - a mother - a grandmother - a sister - a friend....    she was one of my best friends. 

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 10 years ago

It is hard to lose someone close, its not selfish.. its a sad time that you will soon be able to replace with happy memories  :(

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) over 10 years ago

Kara ~ YOU are being selfish at all! I would want her back in my life as well!! I am so so sorry you lost one of your best friends. I wish I could help...but I will be thinking of you!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Kara, I know this is a difficult time. You will need to cry to release all the pain you feel about her departure. Soon the clouds of sadness will lift and you will always feel she watches over you still.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 10 years ago

I'm sorry for your loss Kara...she sounds like a wonderful woman and her memories will be with you always.

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 10 years ago

thanks y'all

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 10 years ago

Kara, I'm sad to read about your loss.  I love it that a dear friend was from another generation.  When we first moved to NJ our first friends were the elderly couple next door - whom I completely loved!  Here in Myrtle Beach, we haven't found that one kindred soul yet.  It's only been 2 months... I'm happy for you that you had a deep, enduring friendship with someone lovely.  Friends do enrich the fabric of one's life, don't they?

Posted by Juliet Johnson, Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing (Vizzitopia) over 10 years ago

thanks Juliet - they really do :)       I moved to SC from Jersey, too - small world!

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 10 years ago

Kara.. What a nice tribute to your friend Helen.  You will always have the memories.. and that lovely picture of the two of you.  I'm sorry she has left.. but she is still with you.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Kara.. I just noticed, she was born on 2/2... Feb 2nd, Groundhogs Day.  How do I know all of this.. that day (not date) is MY birthday to.  Maybe some day we *should* meet... there might be a little Helen in me too.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago

well how about that Valerie! so cool that you and  Helen share birthdays :)  yes, definitely, one day we 'WILL' meet :D

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 10 years ago

a day doesn't go by that I don't think about my best friend.  i miss her soooo much :(     

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 9 years ago

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