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Old friends reunite 3,500 miles from home

Modified: Saturday, Dec 29th, 2012

Richard "Dick" Before, left, 84, and Lou Piette, 73, grew up in the same small town in Vermont and both moved away in the mid-1950s. More than 50 years later, the two realized they had settled in the same small town here - in Waldport - and even live on the same street, just a few houses away from each other. (Photo by April Bamburg)

WALDPORT – A newspaper announcement last summer led to a reunion of sorts for two Waldport men.

Lou Piette and Richard Before knew each other years ago, growing up in Newport, Vt., but the men hadn’t spoken and hadn’t seen each other in decades.

Before lived across the street from Piette’s grandparents on Clyde Street and knew his mother’s whole family. He went to Piette’s grandfather – the town doctor and dentist – whenever he was ill.

For the complete article see the 01-02-2013 issue.

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