We don’t always appreciate the filaments of family and friends that favor us in life. We may not assess the significance of our connectedness, what we truly mean to each other, even when we finally lose one of our family to death. There are so many insignificant distractions from what really matters in life. But no one missed what mattered about Paul Huber.
Paul was born on October 4, 1951 and a few minutes later, his Mom, Carolyn, gave birth to his twin brother, David.
Paul and David were not identical twins, nor were they rivals, nor was Paul or David into being known as “a twin.” “I’m my own person,” Paul said. David said, “He was the cool guy. I was the nerd.”
Dad, Robert Huber, was a serious journalist and a copy editor for the Washington Post and an editor for the Philadelphia Enquirer.
Roberta, the middle child, said, Paul learned to play “his first electric guitar” as a kid when Dad took the family to Tokyo for work, in the 60s, living there for three years, while Dad was an editor for the Stars and Stripes.
The family moved to the country, to Loudoun County, when Dad said, “I want some fresh air and peace and quiet.” Continue reading