In appreciation: Robert Peters

Rob Peters was a man who had a clear drive and sense of purpose. Rob had a deep sense of right and wrong. He wasn’t afraid to support important issues, hence his public opinions of our last president!

He had a whip-smart sense of humor. It was like he had an inside joke and was one step ahead of you. His knowledge of architecture, art, and of course food and wine was intimidating.

He also had respect and kind attention to nature. Until his last days, he fed opossums on his porch.

His legacy is huge. Many tried to emulate him but when they made him, they broke the mold.

In his honor, I am making a donation to the Audubon Center.

I miss you, Rob.  Thanks for the awesome memories and advice, Mr. Fox! :)

Zelina Blagden

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