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Keith Pohlman, Dana Point
I am a Dana Point business owner and member of the Chamber of Commerce.
On July1, I received an email out of the blue from a woman with whom I was best friends from roughly fifth- through 10th-grades.
We grew up in a northern suburb of Seattle and part of why she got in touch was to learn if I was planning on attending our 40 year high school reunion. We immediately re-connected after having no contact for roughly 43 years. It was as though no time has passed at all. We both knew in very short order that we had been looking all of this time for what she and I shared so long ago.
She is flying from Toledo to Seattle on Friday, August 23 to meet me at the airport where I will put an engagement ring on her finger. From there we will stop at the King County Courthouse to pick up our marriage license. The wedding ceremony will be held on the beach where we grew up at 4 p.m. the same day.
We will spend a few days in Seattle then fly back to Dana Point for nine days together before flying back to Seattle for another reunion. She will return to Toledo to put her house on the market and when she is ready, I will fly out there and the two of us will return to our paradise here in Dana Point.