John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The coming and going of people is not new. Its when it is close to home one wonders more about it...No one really outlives anyone in the end

May 01, 2016 11:53 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Both of my parents have passed and my dad lived to almost 94. He enjoyed life until the last. I want to follow in his footsteps.

Fast and famous lifestyles have all kinds of pressure and influences. It can ruin a good life.

May 01, 2016 11:11 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

My dad is still going strong at 86, probably because my mom is only 70! I hope to be as sharp and agile as they are when I'm their ages!

May 01, 2016 10:41 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I hope so, but only God knows.  Sadly, my parents were in their 70s and died way too young.

May 01, 2016 10:28 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I still have my parents, my husband doesn't

May 01, 2016 10:23 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I think my Dad at 84 just may be "living" more than me. He was skiing 3 days a week and playing indoor tennis when not!

The sex drugs and rocknroll thing, well its a crap shoot. A lot of our idols are just aging out now. Bowie was my all time fav and I was very sad about him passing but cancer has no boundries. It already got my best friend this year(62) and a classmate last week @ 60. 

May 01, 2016 10:22 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many do outlive their kids, especially those who make it into their 90's

May 01, 2016 09:59 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

My Mother God rest her soul passed at almost 40; so that I have passed.

My Father at 77 and am working on that and if I haven't lived to wildly past present and future; who knows!

May 01, 2016 09:35 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

My parents are both 76 this year and still going strong.  They just had a major life change by moving their business and home to another area.  They are doing well and hope to have them around for at least another ten years or more, God willing!

May 01, 2016 09:32 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Sadly, no.

May 01, 2016 09:29 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I wonder if parents outliving children is a blessing or a curse. I have seen what my parents went through with the loss of my siblings; it really took a toll on them mentally and had physical effects.

May 01, 2016 09:09 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Both of my parents are gone - my dad was very young when he died and my mom was 80 - I am already older than my dad by 10 years and I hope I outlive my mom's 80 years so I can see my grandson, Hamilton, grow up and watch my daughter have a family too. 

May 01, 2016 08:18 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My siblings are all more than 8 years older than me and still going strong. Hopefully we're on track to match my grandmother who made it past 100.

May 01, 2016 07:18 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

My Dad had diabetes and wouldn't listen to doctors, so he is no longer here but Mom keeps ticking!

May 01, 2016 07:10 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen - I think I am going to catch up with my Dad who expired at 92.....

May 01, 2016 02:38 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No wild living for me and I hope to live longer than my parents, but I hope they have years ahead of them too.

May 01, 2016 02:26 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It is sad. I do not want to end up like Jimi or even Prince who is exactly my age. I was born n 1958

RIP to all the people who are no longer with us, who have passed away at a young age and who have been unhappy with their life.

May 01, 2016 01:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Unfortunately no, they both died in their 50's. 

May 04, 2016 10:49 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sadly, no.  My parents and grandparents lived long lives.

And it's not only rock stars who die young!  Steve Jobs and several Realtor buddies come to mind.

May 02, 2016 01:22 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

No, sadly not.

May 02, 2016 12:43 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Don't forget the lead guitarist for Slayer!

I think in general we'll out live our parents because of all the perservatives in our foods!  Now as to rockers, if it was just their lifestyle... how is Keith Richards still alive?

May 02, 2016 08:40 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, my parents are unfortunately gone.

May 02, 2016 04:29 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't really understand what the question is. Are some people living longer? Yes. Do rockers live "hard and large" and may pay the consequences? Yes. Most parents do not outlive their children, statistically.

May 02, 2016 02:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

dump the smoking, drugs and alcohol.... hang on to the sex.... workout everyday.... and eat "clean"..... you'll make your children wait decades longer for their inheritance..... that's what I've told mine!!!  dont' spend that money will be another 30+ years before you see it....I'm 70 this year.... 125 pounds with 19% body fat.... no medication....

May 02, 2016 02:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we have both outlived them...We each have out time to go.  A

May 02, 2016 01:49 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

I'm not trying to bring up a morbid or negative subject. But planning my Mom's birthday party just got me thinking about how very lucky my siblings and two generations of grand and great grand children are to still have her around and so lucid and vital. 

Then whence watching a TV program/memorial for Prince while writing my Mom's B-Day invite this past week it got me thinking about all the celebs of my "Baby Boom" generation  and even some of the X'ers and Millennials who are no longer with us and are several decades younger than my lovely Mom who has been blessed with such a long, happy and reasonably healthy life.

At 70 having gone through an open heart surgery this past year and having so many of my own personal friends and even a brother no longer with me it just made me realize how short life really is and how we all seem have taken life so much for granted. 

I guess I was just having a sentimental senior moment folks. Thanks for indulging me and please enjoy each and every day of the rest of your life.

May 02, 2016 12:09 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I suspect mine could, but who knows. No reason for me to focus on the question since its an example of something else completely out of my control. Wow, that was hard to even type! 

May 01, 2016 10:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy birthday to your Mom. The last of my parents, my Mother, died in 1998. My Mother-in-Law passed away in 2003 at the age of 98. We are now the oldest in our respective families, so no one is living with us and we don't live with our kids.

May 01, 2016 08:18 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

great post

May 20, 2017 06:16 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Both of my parents are still ok and I hope, it will stay that way for a long time. 

May 02, 2016 07:26 AM
Rebecca Bell
Alpha Mortgage - Wilmington, NC

Both of my parents are in their late 50's so yes.

May 02, 2016 06:16 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No both are dead.  Does that make me an orphan?

May 02, 2016 01:20 AM