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An old friend came to see me recently. Kathy was my buddy since first grade and through high school. My most cherished memory involving Kathy was the week I spent as a house guest at her family’s beach cottage on Balboa Island the summer after eighth grade
Sandy Perkin photographs a congregation of loons swimming across Crescent City Harbor on Sunday afternoon. The Daily Triplicate/Michele Thomas
After we graduated from high school I didn’t see Kathy again until our 25th reunion. That afternoon she told me she’d been fighting leukemia. I wrote about her in 2008 when I “found” her alive and well just days before our 40th reunion. She wasn’t able to make it to the reunion, so our recent visit was the first time we’ve seen each other in 18 years.
Kathy and her husband Gary were just passing through on their way from Clayton in Contra Costa County to vacation on the northern Oregon coast. It was a miserable, wet and windy day. We met for lunch and had a nice visit, but they were in a hurry to get back on the road and the weather wasn’t conducive to sight-seeing anyway. I sent them back to 101 via Pebble Beach Drive and Kathy called me later to tell me how lucky I was to live in such a beautiful place.
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