I was looking at your web site and came across an article written about a Paul James.
I and my wife and daughters met a Paul and Lindy James whilst we were holidaying in Fiji in 1981. Paul and Lindy were on their honeymoon.
We consequently invited them to our home in New Zealand and struck up a friendship such that we stayed with them at Moss Beach near Halfmoon Bay a couple or so years later. We had a wonderful time and I remember going to a small café called Joanne’s Pantry where we were introduced to Eggs Benedict for the first time also visiting a small shop ‘Twice as Nice for Half the Price’. We also went to a Rodeo for the first time. Then unfortunately over the years we lost touch with them.
The coincidence with your article is that Paul was a boat builder by profession and had an oyster boat out in the Bay which he was restoring. He also showed us an ornate timber house he had built in a Victorian style which seems to match with your article. His wife Lindy was very keen on horses and I think she eventually had a small ranch just outside Halfmoon Bay somewhere around Pacifica.
Pauls Mother and Father lived in Pacifica.
I don’t want to put you to any trouble but as we are contemplating coming to San Francisco in the near future we would dearly like to meet up with Paul and Lindy again and if I am correct in my assumptions can you put us in touch with them.
Peter Turner (L.C.I.B.S.E.)
19 Severn Street
Phone 64 3 4892047
[Image: Duntroom, New Zealand, courtesy Ron Laughlin]