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Residence:  Pleasant Hill, CA

Life since high school:

Subsequent messages:
(July, 2002)  As to our IS our family. Both of our daughters (Melissa, 31, and Nicole, 27) are married to two great guys. Melissa and Joaquin live in Nick's mother's old house on Crespi in Linda Mar. We own the house now, and Wanda lives in an assisted living facility in Napa (very nice!) They have been working hard on updating the house--redoing the kitchen and ripping out the very old, unkempt back yard. Nicole & Scott bought a house last year in Concord, nearby to us. They have a son, Sylas, 18 months old, who is the apple of my eye, of course. And, my Dad is still going strong at 87, living in San Clemente. We all see each other ALL the time, and are very involved in each others' lives.

Nick and I have a vacation home in Nice, which is on Clear Lake. That is the spot we all try to get to 2 or 3 times a month, for relaxation, water and motorcycle fun. Nick & I started going up there while we were dating in high school, and have always loved it. When we left Pacifica in 1972, we lived in various parts of the country for Nick's job with Eastman Kodak. We finally got back to the Bay Area in 1986, and opted to live in a warm part of the area. We love Pleasant Hill.

A very nice coincidence happened when we were moving back--I got a post card from Theresa (Foley) Roberts that they had moved also--to Walnut Creek. It was such a surprise that both our families came back, and bought houses 6 miles apart! We had lived in the same apt. building during the first years of our marriages and were always very close. We four have since attended all the reunions, from Kevin's Class of 1963, Theresa and Nick's of 1964, and mine, of course, of 1965.  

(July, 2003) Several things have been going on. I'm recovering from having 8 vertebrae fused in my back. Plus our youngest daughter has been having pretty severe health problems. All this adds up to not much interest in e-mailing anyone, including our family. Nicole is now in the hospital, and the doctors are trying to address her problems. She has a rare immune disorder (Behcet's syndrome) which causes all kinds of weird health problems. But I have hope. We are taking care of her 2 1/2 year old in the evenings and overnight. Wears me out! But what a love he is.

Of course, we missed the picnic.  The recovery from this surgery is very long. Each step I take with reduced back braces, or in this case no brace at all, I experience a new range of pain. It's been 9 months since the surgery, and the doc says it will take 2 years until I feel the best I'll be able to feel. But right now, it's been rough. But I have a lot of hope that I will be back riding my motorcycle in several months. That's one of the things I love best, and my goal. But right now, walking 50 yards is a challenge. So I have a ways to go.

(September, 2003) Nicole is feeling so much better right at this time. I'm still struggling. I stopped the narcotic pain reliever I was taking, and it certainly has made a difference in how much pain I feel (a LOT more!). I see my neurosurgeon on Thursday and will be interested to hear what he has to say.  

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