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It was the first serious relationship for both, they were about 16. I don't remember why they broke up, except his family moved down to Orange County, and distance made things difficult. They saw each other again for a bit when they were several years older, but my daughter didn't feel the same, and it ended. Brett married young, had children, got divorced with custody of the kids, and married again soon. Robyn had several serious relationships, but was shy of marriage. Finally, in her thirties she married a fellow from New Jersey who she met while he was working temp out here. When the contract was over, he went back to New Jersey, courted her from afar, invited her for Thanksgiving with his family in Princeton. She went, was invited to stay for Christmas, when he proposed. He had a big Italian family, so the wedding was held there, in a true colonial mansion on the banks of the Delaware that had been frequented by Benjamin Franklin. A superb event! But she hated New Jersey and in a year or more they came back to California, where his job as a hockey coach in 100 degrees was not as good as it was back east. He found another career, but didn't want children. That's a long story, but to make it short the marriage lasted 10 years. He passed away from lung cancer last year.
Brett and Robyn have remained close friends. They have never lost touch. He's a grandfather now, but he still remembers the wonderful times on Bob's little acre down by the beach when he and Robyn were teens. I can call on him for anything I need. He is like family.