Bob Huntington

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Residing In: Santa Rosa, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathleen (met in 10th grade; We've been married 52 interesting years!)
Occupation: Currently "retired"
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 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 with plans on acquiring an Oregon home in the Eugene or Grants Pass areas. 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 almost 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: Nov 25, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Happy 72nd birthday, Janis. Are you still practicing law? I hope you are enjoying life - either retired or still battling in favor of the rule of law. Your polish, cordiality, humor and decent spirit resulted in your being one of my favorite classmates "back in the day", and nothing has changed my sentiments in that regard. Be well!

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HI, Shirley. I received a notice some days ago that you were having trouble logging in. I wrote to your e-mail address, with a solution/fix. Of course, if you still have that problem, you are NOT reading this in any contemporary manner. Let me know how things are going, or transpired, in that department, o.k?

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Posted on: Oct 27, 2019 at 7:35 AM

Yikes! Being out of the Sonoma County "news loop", Kathleen and I are shocked and saddened to hear about the wild fire threats that once again potentially imperil much of northern Sonoma County, with reported mandatory evacuations for many of our classmates (I'm remembering Judy Shaffer Mead in Wikiup from October 9th two years ago.) It appears also many, many thousands are, or will be, without power. I'll be praying for the safety of all affected.

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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.
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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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An Inca ruin near Maachu Pichu (which was closed in March 2010 due to washouts from torrential rains.) These are individual 20-ton blocks that mesh so closely together, not even a piece of papers can fit in between them! To my mind, it's sufficient evidence that ancient aliens HAVE visited Earth (which as many know, is NOT my home planet)