Story by Deb Wong
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I am halfway through Mikie’s book, “Searching for Anna.”. Read it during work today. Interesting “small town” details here: The book mentions many familiar names and places. Some of the people I recognize as customers during the time I worked at Longs. I remember that Mikie’s husband Charles Calvert also oftencame into the gallery with his watercolors to be framed. Michael has a piece of artwork that was given to him by the previous owner of Mikie and Charles’ house, Howard Gilligan, who painted the portrait of Anna for the book. I have attached a scan of the painting that Michael kept, which is on an envelope
around a postage stamp of a bald eagle.
It is reminiscent of my envelope drawings.
Michael also shot Mikie’s wedding to Charles in 1998. A Greek Church
wedding, in San Francisco, on Brotherhood Way..
Mikie was Michael’s next-door neighbor when he, Lorna & Kaitlyn lived in Montara. She taught Kaitlyn piano. Attached is the only shot that we have of that wedding (back in the olden days – you know – before digital – Michael would give the wedding couple their negatives. He didn’t keep them, as many professional wedding photographers did). You can’t really see Mikie & Charles, who are a tiny blur, but the stained glass windows are brilliant. I posted it on the wedding website.