Bob Huntington

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Bob Huntington

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Bob Huntington

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Residing In: Santa Rosa, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathleen (met in 10th grade; We've been married 51 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, Leo Kainoa Walmsley, b. Oct 2017.
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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Even if I invoke the "Hawaii Rule" (i.e., operating 3 hours earlier than most of our classmates) I can't top Chip M's birthday sentiments, weighing in at a sleepy 1:33 early this morning. (But, perhaps the Class Creator people run their site on E.S.T.) Regardless, I add my sincere wishes that you and your robust white beard enjoy a Sterling day there in gorgeous Santa Rosa. (I've been suffering through weeks of very warm and muggy weather here in Kona. Me no likey!) Let's hope many of your 8 grandchildren help you celebrate. And, I cannot end without asking you to convey my warm thoughts regarding your still-beautiful spouse. I wish she could participate more in our class website, as she is remembered so fondly by all who have known her for 55+ years. Be well, friend!

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Ah-ha! It's already 10:30 on the mainland (7:30 here in sunny, humid Kona) and I've beaten that stalwart early-bird, Mike Lindsay, in extending a birthday wish to a fellow classmate. And such an interesting, fellow classmate she is! Bella ... I am well-aware of your many admirers and feel fortunate to count myself among them. Even thought you're the (sometimes mysterious) "older woman" to most of us, you wear your age with such grace and exuberance ... refusing to let a number dictate your zesty embracing of life's many experiences. Generous and so genuine with your affections but refreshingly "old school: in your sensibilities and relationship decorum, I admire your style and wish i had known you (and your Italian family) back in elementary school. But gratefully, I'm joined with another unique, zesty Italian so there IS a pattern to the universe, and we are all the better that you still populate ours! Be well and let us know of any revelations and reflections that have presented themselves to your life, o.k.? - Bob

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Greetings, Mike. I hope your birthday is not a day of labor ... rather, filed with convivial, enriching interchanges among family and friends. As I recall, you and your bride celebrate 51 years of marriage in the coming days so allow me to extend warm thoughts to you both on that important milestone. Not many of us lucky enough to log these extended years with one devoted woman or man - especially if we were able to get to know them for a time before marriage. (By the way, we have been in Kona, Big Island for a week+, and I'm not so certain I'll ever make complete peace with the constant warmth and humidity, although Kathleen loves it!) Have some fun today and keep in touch (which you have always done, thank you!) - Bob H.

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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.
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!
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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)