Thoughts and prayers…

On behalf of RCG, I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was killed yesterday.  I apologize for not having his name, it is now released and I heard it on the news, but it is not in the paper from this morning nor can I find it in the internet at the moment.  But I didn’t want to delay our message of sympathy and sincere condolences.

He was a young 31 year old man who relocated here from my home State, Pennsylvania, to work at Microsoft.  A freak accident.  An upper portion of a crane fell across 108th Avenue in Downtown Bellevue, crashed into his apartment building, smashing his apartment and killing him.

My prayers go out to his family and also to his friends and co-workers here in our town.  I will add his name below so others can add his family to their prayers, when it appears in tomorrow’s paper.

The young man’s name is Matthew Ammon. 

Correcton: He was born in Pittsburgh and did work there at one time, but relocated here from a job in Kansas City. 

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ARDELL is a Managing Broker with Better Properties METRO King County. ARDELL was named one of the Most Influential Real Estate Bloggers in the U.S. by Inman News and has 33+ years experience in Real Estate up and down both Coasts, representing both buyers and sellers of homes in Seattle and on The Eastside. email: cell: 206-910-1000

10 thoughts on “Thoughts and prayers…

  1. Ardell, your understanding and sympathy is a wonderful thing to pass on in our blogs. I’m glad you’ve shown us how we can use our blogging for deep expression also.

  2. Eileen,

    I live in a home where I can see these big cranes out in the distance in both Kirkland and Bellevue. I never viewed them as being dangerous.

    To think a young man can take a new job clear across the Country and meet such a fate is almost unfathomable.

    I couldn’t help but think how happy he and his family might have been when he decided to take on his new job at Microsoft. All the well wishes he received at the time. Getting acclimated to his new hometown. It’s like his life flashed before my eyes.

    It’s not quite a real estate issue, but somehow it felt that way to me. We get so involved in people’s lives when they are relocating here from far off places.

    My grandfather, after moving into a retirement community…safe you’d think, was killed in a manner that posted the event on the major news stations all night. I still remember the jolt of watching the senior citizen bus going off the side of the road down the cliff, on it’s way back from a shopping mall. Hearing his name on the news as one of the person’s killed.

    Having a family member leave us in a “newsworthy” manner is one of the worst things a family can face.

    We use the word “blog”, but we need to remember where that comes from. It is a Web Log, a chronological log of what we think about, what we are passionate about, and what moves us to “speak”.

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