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The people in our neighborhood-meet John Milestone

Mr. Rogers used to sing about, "these are the people in our neighborhood" and I find myself humming that tune from time to time as I meet new people in and around my San Francisco neighborhood.

One week recently I had a chance encounter that left me smiling and happy to have met a new person in my neighborhood. Several times previously I had walked past a man on my street as he was outside doing chores; we'd exchange a smile and a brief hello. One day I stopped to chat briefly with him, telling him how I appreciated the great care he gave the building.

One thing led to another, and soon I discovered I was chatting with a wonderful San Francisco artist, John Milestone. He told me where several of his murals are located; the next week I searched out those murals and was impressed with their beauty and whimsy - complete with hidden figures.

That was the start of a nice email exchange, and the discovery of John Milestone's web site.

I'm sorry to say I don't have any photos of the murals I saw, but the photos below are pictures of two of his posters that John sent me in an email.

San Francisco poster by John Milestone

San Francisco poster by John Milestone

Do you like what you see? Check out more on his website.

Milestone has promised to let me know when he is having an art show or an art sale, and I plan to attend. A talented artist and a nice man.

John Milestone - one of the interesting, talented people in our neighborhood.

 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

www.LottieKendall.com

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Comment balloon 15 commentsLottie Kendall • September 12 2016 10:17PM

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Very cool Lottie, you never know who you will meet as you go walking down the street.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 2 years ago

Lottie Kendall - You live in one of the most interesting places in the world!  Not only is it a paradise for an artist, you're luck to get to meet those artists too!  You never know who you'll meet in your neighborhood! : )

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lottie. I think Mr. Rogers would be proud of you. How special a conversation can be.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Good morning, Bob Crane - chance meetings and conversations can lead to great places, right? Lots of fun.

Hi Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com - chatting with people can have amazing results. Not only did I meet a great artist, he told me about a fabulous coffee company, too.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

Good morning, Sheila Anderson - I was a huge fan of Mr. Rogers when my girls were young-definitely my favorite kids' TV show. His ditty about the neighbors still goes through my head.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

That's a great story! You just never know where a simple "hello" will lead you!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

How cool is that? You just happen to stop and chat with this nice man and it turns out he's famous! I like his artwork too. I'd love to see some photos of his murals!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 2 years ago

This is really cool Lottie. I remember Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I hope all is well with you.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Lottie

When we have smile in our heart . . . . You never who you meet.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 2 years ago

Good morning, Sharon Tara - that's a beauty of saying "hello" to a stranger

Hi Donna Foerster - I'll do a follow up to this post, including pictures of his murals - he sent some to me after reading my post.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

Good morning, Noah Seidenberg - all is well here, and I trust it is in Evanston, IL, too. 

Hi Lou Ludwig - I love your phrase, "smile in your heart" - that's even better than a smile on one's lips!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

Oh my gosh, I LOVE these Lottie - SO cool!  How cool that you've established a relationship with him too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago

Hi Debe Maxwell  - I like John Milestone's work, too. Notecards would make an awesome client gift, right? San Francisco is a very friendly city - sometimes all one needs to do is smile and say hello!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

YES, Lottie Kendall!  Or if he would do some smaller prints to give as closing gifts!  Awesome idea!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago

I'll talk with him about this and see...what fun that would be for everyone.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

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