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Baby update. I ran into Adam and Mickey Quiroz recently and asked them about baby Charlotte Quiroz-Bray, the little sweetheart that endured so much while finding a liver to match her precious body. My last story found her playing at home with mom and seemingly having a great time smiling and laughing and exploring her little world.

Well, the struggle continues. With her immune system not functioning, according to Adam and Mickey, the tyke had to return to the Bay Area hospital that did the transplant due to pneumonia. I’m sure all of you readers join with me in sending baby Charlotte and her entire family prayers and hope.

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I read with interest the story of the Alfredo Farnesi family by my friend and mentor, Bill Coate. When the historian wrote about Skeeko’s it brought a few memories for this scribe. After he retired from flying, I used to meet Dad at the well-known drinking establishment to talk old times, and fun times.

Father and son were growing old together, though he said it was more growing up for his son. Over 60, and a worn out body seemingly much older, he would sit quietly at the bar nursing his drink. He was doing just that one afternoon when I walked in the back door accompanied by my best friend and ball playing teammate, Keith Davis. We said hello to Dad and challenged a couple of rough looking guys to a game of pool...


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