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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Posted on: May 07, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Hi and happy birthday, Judith. It's been quite a while since we've corresponded. Although separated since last August by geography (I'm living 2,372 miles southwest of you now in Kona, HI) and some months before that by politics (no comments necessary), I still value your post-H.S.-developed friendship and religious values. I hope your 73rd year on earth (yes ... you've completed 72!) is a winner! Keep us apprised of you adventures, o.k.?
- Bob

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May 05, 2019 at 4:38 PM

To all you "other" geography aficionados: Heard of antipodal cities? I had not, although I have wanted to know what lies diametrically opposite to where I live. So, of course, I Googled it. If you drilled straight through the earth starting at Santa Rosa, CA, you'd come out in the western Indian Ocean, about 800 miles southeast of the southern tip of Madagascar. Given the paucity of land masses in the Southern Hemisphere and the expanses of oceans, most antipodes of Northern Hemisphere cities put you in some ocean. So there you have it ... a tidbit of trivia that doesn't relate to bombings, floods, the overthrow of a South American quasi-dictator or, of course, the incessant chatter relating to our Toddler In Chief. You're welcome.

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Hello, Tony. I send you a late-in-the-day (given that it's 7 pm on the West coast) but sincere birthday wish, adding to it my hope that you have a remarkable string of 365 days to follow, starting tomorrow (can't forget Leap Year in 2020, right?) I'd love to bump into you some day ... unlikely now that we live on Big Island, Hawaii. My memories of you are of fun-loving, genuine, true-hearted and attractive girl of 17 and I'm betting those assembled feature have not, in essence, perceptibly changed. Your Profile says you are a pastry chef. Oh, so lucky the man who has connected (or will someday connect) with you. Carlene Frazee may be our readership's special "cannoli" but you can claim the stature of chocolate eclair ... at least in my book. Be well, sweet lady. - Bob

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Greetings, Terry, and a sincere birthday wish to you - a truly kind-hearted, classy gentleman. My wife Kathleen has always thought highly of you and thoroughly enjoyed being in your company. May you have many more birthdays and the admiration of people you value. - Bob

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Posted on: Feb 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Greetings to my good friend and a very joyous birthday wish to you and a hello to the family. Of course, it's still "oatmeal with grandson Leo" time here but the day is half over for those in Our Kansas (Arkansas.) I know you, as patriarch, will be surrounded by an adoring wife, children and some grandchildren ... as it should be ... and Kathleen and I are very happy for you and your new life there. Be well! - Bobby Boy

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Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 at 1:46 PM

I'm adding my sincere well wishes to those from Bill and Mike. Kathleen and I hope you have been well and are enjoying retirement ... (you ARE retired, yes?) We have been living in Kona, Big Island since late August so you thankfully are safe from an uninvited "pop-in" by me. I do at at time wish I still lived in our old stomping grounds so I could interact with you and the few other classmates I'd occasionally see around. Please give our best also to Kathy, your lovely bride. The very best to you, sir! - Bob

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Posted on: Feb 07, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Greetings, Kathleen! It's my pleasure, as a fellow Aquiri and friend, to acknowledge your birthday today. It's probably not a perfect weather day for celebration (unlike Kona, where it will be 80 degree and sunny, with a light breeze today), but I'm sure that will not dampen your spirits. I hope you and Glen will share some good cheer and memories as you turn another year YOUNG. And I hope the remainder of 2019 is very good to you. - Bob

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Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Hi, Marian. I extend a very sincere "happy birthday" wish to you, a dear and devout person with whom I always enjoy interacting (unless perhaps when it concerns Trump, The Wall, and Republican shenanigans!)

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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)
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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!"
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!
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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)