Message to Anna

12 June 2019 Dear Anna, My sweet, sweet friend.

I miss you. It’s been 442 days- and still, not a day passes that I don’t think about you. Some days, I honor you by remembering you through prayer or journaling. Other days, I share your story with others. Often, I reach out to Kevin. Sometimes, I bring flowers to your grave and sit and…

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My dearest, silliest Anna,

Do you remember that time we went for a bike ride around San Marino in the summer of our sophomore year of high school? After riding for hours, and laughing at your experience doing a summer program at UCLA, we turned the corner of some small street off of Huntington, and we saw a young…

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Knitting Mini Sweaters

The other day I was cleaning my room at school and I found the spool of yarn I used to knit my mini sweater. Anna, do you remember when you Mariko, and I took knitting classes at Abuelita’s? We were so excited because we found these patterns for miniature sweaters, but didn’t even know how…

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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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