Archive for October 2018

Fred’s Last Conversation

Fred Conrey, Kathy’s father, passed on March 4th 2013. He only knew me and Anna a few years but he had a powerful influence. In his honor, tonight which would have been Fred’s 86th birthday, I had trout. Fred loved fish both to catch and to eat. Kathy reminded me that Fred’s last conversation with her…

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Making the Leap

I found the place where you made that leap. I love remembering how you described that moment as a highlight of your life until then…and perhaps even now.  Sublime.  Everytime I take a leap I remember you. And oh yeah the nearby sangrias on the beach were delish…  

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Truly an Angel

Your mother from that summer of 2017 is truly an angel. She told me I said “lo siento” a lot for my weak Spanish just like you did back before you were fluent. I cried when she described the tear coming down your cheek the summer of 2014.

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Lloret de Mar

Anna spent most of August in the summer before her senior year visiting the family of Ado’s mother in Barcelona.  It seemed like such a big step for her to travel so far on her own.  I know she talked and wrote a lot about Lloret De Mar about an hour north of Barcelona.  When…

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Time With Miryam

Mi hija,  Thank you for showing up as my angel especially this week in Barcelona. I was so touched when your host mom, Miryam, shared after you left, she found this perfectly written thank you note hidden under on the coffee table.  That is sooooo Anna!

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Improved Road Conditions

I  lost two of my friends, Anna and Amanda, earlier this year due to a car crash in Mexico that could have been avoided with improved road conditions. Amanda’s family led a campaign to work with the local government to add lights and signs to the area. Mandi and Anna are only a few of…

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Improving The Road

Updates on improving the road construction for future travelers. Help spread the word. ❤️ Honoring Amanda and Anna Samantha Boccia – Via Facebook

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5 Years Later… – Mari

5 years later, these two are still two of my favorite people. This photo was from our Junior Dinner, which honestly does not feel that long ago. I remember going over to Anna’s house before the dinner, playing with Yoda, talking about how weird it’s going to be to see teachers in a social setting…

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