Bob Huntington

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Residing In: Kailua Kona, HI USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathleen (met in 10th grade. We've been married 52 interesting years!)
Occupation: Laughing and pondering
Children: Grandchildren: Laura (b. 1977, married & lives in Kailua Kona, HI) and Jon (b. 1979, single and lives in Portland, More…OR.)
One grandson by Laura, Leo Kainoa Walmsley, b. Oct 2017. plus a second g/son due in later June 2020.
Military Service: US Air Force  
School Story:

Details pending, but I can say this with conviction: I immensely enjoyed virtually all aspects of my high school experience and somehow I felt a meaningful connection with almost every member of our great class. So many of my treasured memories and friendships were formed at our school.

Where else have you lived?

Texas, Arizona, Oregon, with occasional visits to the State of Bliss (no, NOT Ft. Bliss, thank goodness.)

Not lived in, per se, but extended visits to Hawaii, the Cayman Islands, most of our western states, the Carolinas, coastal Georgia & Florida, most of the Atlantic seaboard states and much of British Columbia.

What do you do nowadays?

I am retired (between careers and endeavors) We now live in Kona, Hawaii for the cooler months (i.e., highs of "only" 82-84 degrees) and May-October in the Mt. Hood, OR region, east of Portland. I handle the house repairs and do almost all of the cooking (which I love) and most of the food shopping, plus other household duties while Kathleen relaxes in retirement after working all of her adult life.

Tell us about past jobs you've had.

Civil law lawyer (18 years), Construction assistant, Inside sales, Limousine and tour bus driver. Property investor (Re-furbished & enlarged a 1948 Portland house, took it down to the studs, then restored and rented out, and eventually sold.)
I sense I could have made a more interesting life for myself. But, I'm counting on a strong finish.

What is the farthest you have been from Santa Rosa?

On Earth: Arequipa and Cuzco, Peru (about 4,600 miles), Other-world: Occasional jaunts via temporal wormholes to reconnect with my "homies" on Alpha Centauri and Cirrus.

Where is your favorite place to go in the world? Also, where else have you always wanted to go?

I liked visiting my wife's relatives in Westchester County, NY and points north 20 years ago (only in Spring and Autumn, please) and also in the Hilton Head Island, SC and Jacksonville, FL areas (but only between late September and early June. I'm really negative on humidity.)

Quaffing a micro-brew on a warm afternoon on our cabin deck at Lake Siskiyou near Mt. Shasta City.

I always wanted to enjoy an espresso and a croissant at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, and eat authentic, homemade Italian food in a charming country restaurant somewhere in Italy. Kathleen and I will get there someday.

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

Alive and happily married, for starters. Still perplexed by, and marveling at, the mysteries of the universe, and awe-struck by the utter beauty in our world and the inscrutable perversities of humankind. (Composing an intelligible report for my home planet is going to be a real challenge!)

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Posted on: Mar 26, 2020 at 10:51 AM

For those classmates on this website who are following the national news on Covid-19's progression, key words/concepts jumps out, among them "respiratory distress" and "ventilators." I wager that for our friend and frequent contributor Mike Lindsay, a retired Respiratory Therapy specialist, these times must hold especially poignant reminders of how fragile we humans are when the seemingly simple act of breathing, enabled by the quite complex process of oxygen exchange in the lungs, that gets compromised.
Mike ... you have always been gracious and humble and said little about your career contributions. Any thoughts about those in your professions who are hunkered down, during these dire days, (metaphorically) in the forward foxholes and bunkers on Normandy Beach starting June 6th, 1944? This reminds us all, as if we needed reminding, that healthcare professionals, virtually to a person, answer to a higher calling and concern for their fellow humans in distress and often go the "extra mile" while tired and discouraged, and put themselves at risk to perform their so-valuable services. My dad was one of those souls and I have no doubt that Mike was also.

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Happy birthday, Sandy (A day late ... started this message yesterday, then got sidetracked.). Remember when, a long time ago, we used to bump into each other at G&G? (no concerns about social distancing then.) I miss those impromptu meetings. Little chance of that, now that I am 2,200 miles southwest of you. Take care, friend.

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Posted on: Mar 18, 2020 at 1:18 PM

To: Terrance Johnson. I extend a very sincere Happy Birthday wish for you today, sir. I hope this year is kind to you and family.
I looks increasingly as if I will not be joining you and Tim Grey for a confab any time soon. I'm "on the fence" about even flying from Kona to PDX early next month,as planned. And, if I do, will I contract the Covid-19 and have to self quarantine, or return in June for our daughter's second delivery and risk bringing the virus into our and their households? Real concerns during these chaotic and trying days.
Be well, my friend.

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Posted on: Feb 28, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Welcome, welcome ... and welcome, Kathleen! It warms my heart, as the website Administrator, to have a new member/subscriber on our Class of 1965 forum. It's been close to a year since our last member joined, and we have only about 29% of our original class as members.
Thank you for sharing your very interesting and impressive "story" of career accomplishments. Welcome to retirement ... which, based on your history, will be anything but boring and stodgy. I trust you will find some former classmates with whom you'll connect and interact.
We fellow classmates will LOVE to see any photos of you and any family you care to share. And if you ever have a question about, or issue using, this website, please reach out ot me.
Finally, please see the announcement on the home page about our 55th Class Reunion - being held on July 18th, at the Wild Oak Club out in Rincon Valley. A drive from Reno is surely "do-able", right?

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Daughter Laura and the brand new Leo.
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Leo and dad, Kevin (owner of Elite Pacific Properties, Kona, HI and long-time "Big Island" resident)
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Leo at 5 days old.
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Me: "Hey, why ya wearin' a fake beard, Santa?"

Santa: "Get the f -- off my lap, you annoying little twerp!"
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Me in Marjorie Cavalerro's 4th Grade class.
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My late bro. Greg, our dad and me on our return from a back-packing trip to the Sierra, the summer of my 14th year. Greg was only 13 months younger, but grew very slowly - note the height difference. He was the BEST in so many respects, and his early death at 59, from cancer, still puts me in a funk!
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A wild Cathi Raneri, befriending that weird, bearded beggar that used to haunt the campus. Did security ever catch that guy?
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