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For Coquina Gates story no. 4: First House, Last Chance–
Anna died just shy of her 94th birthday, on April Fools’ Day. 2009.
Andrea’s is the original house and the only one the Russells never named. Andrea moved into Anna’s first house while Anna lived in her last house.
For Coquina Gates story no. 5: The Gates–
Barbara knew Jim only at the end of his life. He was frustrated, depressed.
“This is the miraculous site,” Barbara says, “of Jim Russell’s artistry and Anna Russell’s love and care for that vision.”
These Coquina Gates stories are beautiful. I never knew they existed. So happy to have stumbled upon this, thanks for writing this.