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mm With Chuck Liddell KELLY NELSON ESTATE TOP AGENT AND LOCAL EXPERT FOR CATALINA ISLAND PROPERTIES NEW AND FEATURED LISTINGS $775,000 - 343 c nna One 1 Bed, 1 Bath unit & two stuio apartments with stable tenants. Vacation rental permit. $2,950,000 - 1so Middle Ten" www.catalinaduplex mn Breathtaking Viewsl 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2,S72 sqft +l- Duplex w12 bed, 1 Bath income, FurnisJ~dl, ~ $4,250,000 - 2s7 www =mllm 'iple u m f~edamdar Viewsl $ Bed, 9 B~h, 5 Oed~ 4,100 ~ +/- Renmdolod in2016.Mu~UseWdlmdRemmt $1,150,000 - 231 Descanso Great Location. 3 Bed, 2 1/2 Bath, Walk to beach and restaurants. Two-Story, built in 2002 $899,000 - 229 seacon n www.catalinatownhome~.~mn 2 Bed, 2.5 Barn Townhome 1,490 sqft - BuiR in 2007 Ocean V'mws, Garage, $999000- 351 e lnttedibte ViewsJ 3 Bed, 1 3/4 Bath, Duper w/1 bed, 1 Barn Income, , Two Spadm~ Decks $1,349,000 - 206 www. - ~ = - ~ . 3 Bed, 2.S Bath - 1,490 sqft +J- Let your imaRinatkm nm away wi~ in 2017, Panoran e mftop you spectacu 4,1 Oed tUl New Fnm ,hinl bamewith tlm $4,499,000 - ~ Mt~e T~rr $1,~,000 - 74 www.hamHtemcove 'Has com Rate 3 Bed, 3 Balfi- 1,792 sqft 2 seeps Entry, Panoramic Ocean VTmws, ~, C~f C.a~ $719,000 - s3 Playa Azul 2 Bed, 2 Bath - 1,030 sqlt +/- Vacation Rental income Ocean V'mws, Furnished eeprese the euvm oe 55 Camino De Flotes " 1 Camino De Flores AUCTION CLOSED IN ESCROW SEE ALL CATALINA ISLAND REAL ESTATE FOR SALE AT KNBRE.COM HOME TO AVALON (310) 293-7272 KELLY BROWN, BROKER, BRE #0131 /63 Interesting~unusual questions~comments con- cerning Catalina Island (To read more exam- pies, visit, www.catali- "If I take the shuttle into town, will I get back American change?" "Where do I go to see the 'Cliff Divers'?" "Where do I go to find the 'Glassbottomless Boats'?" (probably on the ocean floor). "I see the cross channel boats arriving. Where do they leave from?" "If you are going to steal some- one's name, don't pick 'Chuck LiddellI' You are NOT the UFC wrestler!" Let's all try "alittle harder:' In my column-submission, "Be The Change You Want To See In Avalon," Aug. 4, 2017), I suggested some possible ways that we can make Avalon friendlier/more enjoy- able. A new friend of mine said that she has been trying to find ways for the last couple of weeks. She now sets out to pick up just one Chuck Uddell Columnist any of you, or knov of anyone, are contemplat- ing suicide, realize the LONG TERM EFFECTS that this has on those of us, family and friends, left behind, HOLDING YOUR BAG! It has been 44 years and I am still having problems dealing with Bill's selfish deci- sion. THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO KILL YOURSELF AND REACH OUT TO ANYONE, ANY CHANNELS FOR HELP! They are out there! I went back to spend more time with Roberta and Carolyn. We had an early birthday celebration for her. She turned 96 on Aug. 21. If you want tO send her a belated birthday card, please send them to me: Chuck Liddell, P. O. Box 1533, Avalon, CA 90704 and I will make sure she receives them. To say she is doing "pretty well" is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Except for a few expected problems, she is doing GREAT. It is going to take a Mack truck, and a BIG ONE at that, to ever take her out. She is like another mother and I love her dearly. From there I went back to piece of trash a day, but finds that Torrance where I was picked up she can't stop once she gets going: .by Bob Haffey and our own Sandy IMAGINE IF EVERY OlqE OF US Putnam and driven to his beautiful JUST PICKED UP ONE PIECE OF TRASH A DAY. WOW, WHAT AN IMPACT! Real Catalina Trip l was off the "rock" from Aug. 12-20. First I went to Torrance to visit a VERY SPECIAL friend of mine, Roberta Stotesbury. Fishermen on Catalina and the mainland CERTAINLY know the name of Roberta and her late hus- band, Ross, and her three sons, Gregory, Michael, and Dean. At any given fishing' ~nament, they will definitely cleanup. IF there is a prize winningfish Out there, THEY WILL FIND ITI Roberta and I then drove to Piedmont (outside of Oakland) where I left Roberta at the home of Carolyn Bostrom Renton and drove on to Sacramento to visit my mother. I am so often told how smart I was to be born on Catalina Island, as if I had a choice. I tell these supporters, "I have to give credit to my Mother. She decided to be on Catalina Island and in those days you were born where your Mother was. THANKS MOM, FOR YOUR GREAT CHOICEP' She is now in a nursing home and can only communicate with her thumbs (up-Yes, down-No, two up, two down for emphasis.). She is 92 and I'spent a while with her for two days. UNFORTUNATELY, the second day was Aug. 14, my brother, Bill's, birthday. He WOULD have been 68, if he hadn't committed suicide on January 21, 1974, at age 24. For the last 44 years, Mom and I have always avoided being together on his birthday and the day of his suicide, but this time it simply couldn't be avoided. We were doing pretty well, until I found out it was the birthday of Mom's roommate, Murielle. A LOT OF YELLING, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" finally got to me and so I had to leave, If home in Rolling Hills Estates for the 13th Annual "Catalina Pottery Collectors" meeting ~R is held at a different locatiori each time. Approximately 30 came from ALL OVER California for this remark- able event and besides great food and wonderful conversation, each member was asked to bring a "trea- sure to share and BOY THEY DID! Many surprises. I didn't have any- thing to share, except some ~his- torical tid bits and I was humbled by how well my meager submissions were received. Now, a comment about Sandy Putnam--which I guarantee will get me in the "dog house" with her. But knowing her for as long as I have, I feel a need to say it. I have been dubbed "Catalina's Personal Google," but Sandy is referred to as "Catalina's Encyclopedia." You know what President George Washington said, "You can't believe everything you read on 'Google,'" so that moves Sandy up a notch from me. Whenever she finds a mistake that I make, and I have been known to make a few, she very discretely corrects me and asks me not to share who helped me. Unlike most people, and sadly; sometimes me, Sandy is MORE concerned about getting the facts right and setting the record straight, thantaking any bows of recognition. I definitely call my "hero" for this and ALL she has done, publically and behind the screens for Catalina Island. O.K Sandy, I am waiting for her phone call and I am sorry, BUT I HAD TO DO THIS! 'Only Catalina Happenings' Please check out my new column and help me fill in the blanks. : eee " - 2 2 Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 THE CATALINA I~LANDIER