Bob Huntington

Profile Updated: January 26, 2020
DSCN1996
Bob Huntington

When young

Bob Huntington

Recent me

Bob Huntington

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
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!)

Bob's Latest Interactions

Hide Comments
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Feb
16
Feb 16, 2020 at 10:41 AM
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Feb
13
Feb 13, 2020 at 3:26 PM
Bob Huntington posted a message. New comment added.
Feb
17
Feb 17, 2020 at 7:18 AM

Posted on: Feb 13, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Greetings, Bill, and happy 72nd birthday. Any interesting times or adventures for you these days or upcoming? Being a retired airline pilot with presumably unlimited flying miles, you could be celebrating today in Milan, or Moscow or Bogota. Do I hear "Beijing ... Barcelona?" Have a great one.

Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Feb
12
Feb 12, 2020 at 2:40 PM
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Feb
09
Feb 09, 2020 at 11:55 AM
Feb 09, 2020 at 11:53 AM
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Feb
07
Feb 07, 2020 at 12:14 PM
Bob Huntington has a birthday today. New comment added.
Feb
09
Feb 09, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Posted on: Feb 05, 2020 at 1:35 AM

Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Feb
04
Feb 04, 2020 at 11:59 AM
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Jan
30
Jan 30, 2020 at 4:23 PM
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Jan
29
Jan 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Jan
27
Jan 27, 2020 at 6:31 PM
Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Jan 27, 2020 at 5:07 PM
Bob Huntington updated his profile. View.
Jan
26
Jan 26, 2020 at 9:27 AM
Bob Huntington posted a message. New comment added.
Jan
29
Jan 29, 2020 at 2:39 PM

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020 at 11:53 AM

Hi, Jack.

Maybe you recall the popular TV series, "Breaking Bad" from the 2008-12 period? I never watched it when originally playing, but thanks to Netflix, I have been winding my way through the entire series and in fact have only the finale to view. Very dark and disturbing ... progressively so as the episodes unwind and I'm unsettled by my passion for the storyline amidst the grizzly, aberrant elements. Anyway, when I spied your "Recent me" picture on your Profile, my mind was quickly drawn to Brian Cranston, outstanding in his portrayal of the deeply-flawed and evil "Walter H. White" main character. If you have watched that program, do you see a resemblance? If so, I'm sure it goes no further than the physical.
Be well, friend.

Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile.
Jan
23
Jan 23, 2020 at 10:35 AM
Bob Huntington added a photo to his profile gallery. New comment added.
Jan
21
Jan 21, 2020 at 1:16 PM

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020 at 1:24 PM

Bob Huntington posted a message. New comment added.
Feb
21
Feb 21, 2020 at 11:17 AM

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Our grandson Leo (2 yrs., 3mos.) manning the mixing spoon during a pre-Christmas cookie and cupcake baking fest. (I'm sending for the Cordon Bleu application soon.)

Bob Huntington added a comment on his Profile. New comment added.
Jan
20
Jan 20, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Jan
19
Jan 19, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Hi, Sheryl. I sent a short Private Message to you just a bit ago. You can view it in the Message Center section - three tabs down under the '"MEMBER FUNCTIONS" section on the left side of our website. Write back if you are confused.
Regards,
- Bob

Hide Comments
Posted: Jan 20, 2020 at 1:24 PM
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 at 3:52 PM
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 at 3:51 PM
Daughter Laura and the brand new Leo.
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 at 3:49 PM
Leo and dad, Kevin (owner of Elite Pacific Properties, Kona, HI and long-time "Big Island" resident)
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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!"
Posted: May 10, 2017 at 9:33 AM
Me in Marjorie Cavalerro's 4th Grade class.
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 at 1:55 PM
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!
Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 2:22 PM
A wild Cathi Raneri, befriending that weird, bearded beggar that used to haunt the campus. Did security ever catch that guy?
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 at 9:09 PM