Bob Huntington

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Yes! Attending Reunion
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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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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Greetings, kiddo, and very happy birthdays wishes are extended to you ... all the way down to Visalia from my current perch herte east of Portland, Oregon. You are a worthy and valued contributor to our Class website. May today be loaded with fulfilling memories and God bless you always!
- Bob

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Hi and a very happy birthday to you, Jann (with TWO "n's".) I see that Mr. McIntyre beat me to the punch ... by four days, no less. (He probably didn't want to get tangled up in any Friday the 13th vibes.)

I hope you are tuning in to our Class of 1965 website. If you ARE, let us know how you like it, plus add any other news you care to. I mean ... we can't allow Mike Lindsay and Ed Hanson to hog ALL the airtime, can we?
Be well, friend!

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Posted on: Aug 20, 2019 at 12:12 PM

Hello, all (well .. at least all who dare to read my comments on this site.)
I have finally posted an ANNOUNCEMENT on the home page regarding a 55th reunion of our Class of 1965. It will go forward on Saturday, July 18, 2020 ... a noteworthy date if for no other reason than it's Paul Quistgard's 73rd birthday! The announcement was intended to be up last month. I'm sorry, Sylvie (55th Reunion committee chairwoman) for the delay.
- your faithful former Class president, Bob H.

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Posted on: Jun 18, 2019 at 6:51 PM

Greetings and welcome, Shirley, to our class website. As the site Administrator (I inherited it from Paul Quistgard and his able assistant, Linda Sandkulla Hagle) I loosely keep track of new members, and I believe it has been at least two years since a classmate has joined. So ... you live in Windsor. Did you retire from the Santa Rosa HP facility? How long did you work there. My late brother Greg (Class of '66) was an electrical engineer for them, then as i recall, HP downsized and he went over to Agilent and retired from them in about 2004. You might have run into him? He had it "made in the shade" until pancreatic cancer pulled his ticket in 2007.

Anyway, I recall you for high school as a very cordial and attractive young lady and I trust that has not changed. We have only one grandchild 20 months old whereas you are awash in progeny. Large families ... pretty rewarding, isn't it? I'd hope to run into you sometime, but we left Sonoma County last August for Kona, HI where our daughter and family live and are also planning to hang out in the Mt. Hood area east of Portland, where our son lives. You be well and thank you for joining. I think you will find it worthwhile, connecting with old (and I do mean OLD) friends.

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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!"
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)