LOU ANN AND RON
Ron Ellickson’s parents and my parents helped build each other’s houses east of San Diego. The day I was born, I was two weeks late, so Mom was happy that the time had finally arrived. Ron wasn’t due for two more weeks, but his mother said, “I wish I were going, too.” Her wish came true: Ron was born an hour after me that night. Until age 23, we were together for every birthday. Our friendship is a precious, enduring bond.
LOU ANN GURNEY•KEAAU,HI