Larry Cantu

Profile Updated: August 5, 2021
Residing In: Conroe, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Rahmawati
Occupation: Attorney
Children: Two (that I know of)

Rachel - born Jan 19, 2009
Rafael - born Jan 19, 2009

In More…2012 at age 3, Rafael announced that he aspired to be a fireman when he grew up. I asked, “Wouldn’t you prefer to be a fire TRUCK when you grow up?” His eyes widened with excitement as he said, “YEAH!!!”

In 2013 when Rachel was 4 years old I informed her that she had a middle name and, hence, her full name was “Rachel Victoria Cantú.” The following day I asked if she remembered what her full name was. She proudly informed me that her full name was “Rachel Bacteria Cantú.”
Grandchildren:

Not yet.

My twins turned 12 years old in 2021. So my grandkids are, at best, still just the faintest gleam in my kids’ eyes (I hope)!

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What have I been up to since 1970?

For the most part, these matters are best kept strictly between my confessor and me, but apart from that ...

1970-1975: college and grad school (UT Austin)
1975-1977: employed at University of Texas, Austin
1977-1980: law school, UT Austin
1980-2018: employed as an attorney for "Big Oil". About half of my career was spent living outside the USA, mostly in Indonesia but including a few years in England, Singapore and Angola.

I've been married from time to time.

In 2009 my wife, Rahmawati, gave birth to twins, Rachel and Rafael. Ever since then I have been thanking my lucky stars that life is so wonderfully unfair because, after the way I behaved prior to 2009, there is no way I deserve the wonderful family I have now.

School Story:

Did I ever go to school?

I do recall once saying to a classmate whose mammalian characteristics I found particularly intriguing that "my DNA would love to party with your DNA."

My left ear rang and my face smarted for about 3 hours after that.

I interpreted her response as "no, thank you."

What did you do right after high school?

I hid out in college until I got tired of being destitute all the time, then I graduated and went to work.

Favorite music and performers:

Although I could rattle off lots of musicians, bands and singers who were popular when I was in high school or in college, at this point in my life I would struggle to list 3 currently performing bands, musicians or singers.

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Rachel & Rafael in New Mexico (July 2021)
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We visited Amarillo in March 2021. I had forewarned my family that the most exciting aspect of our time in Amarillo would likely be the weather.

Amarillo did not disappoint us. In the space of 5 days we saw hail and tornadoes, a clear day with sustained 45 mph winds, enjoyed a hike in Palo Duro Canyon with afternoon temperatures approaching 80 degrees followed by near blizzard conditions on our last full day in Amarillo.
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Larry, Happy Birthday. Glad nothing fell off after the Covid shot!

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I got my first Covid19 vaccination last week.

Nothing fell off. I didn’t get sick and all the critical hydraulics are still in good working order.

I’m looking forward to my second Covid19 vaccination.

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Life is often a beach when you’re retired ...
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Ever since plans were announced for our 50th Reunion I’ve harbored tentative plans to attend at least one function. The only Tascosa reunion I ever attended was our 10th. It was the only reunion we had when I was living in the USA. But now that I am retired (kinda, sorta) and have been living in the USA for 7 years, I felt I was entitled to attend this one.

I appreciate all the work that has gone into planning our 50th reunion and want to express my gratitude to the reunion committee for their efforts and for doing the responsible thing in postponing it so we can attend safely.

I look forward to the reunion being rescheduled for a date when we can all get together without putting our health and the health of our friends and family at risk.

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Now that I’m retired, I’ve started a new gig.

It’s what I always really wanted to be.

So far, my kids are falling for it.
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Rachel & Rafael in New Mexico (July 2021)
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We visited Amarillo in March 2021. I had forewarned my family that the most exciting aspect of our time in Amarillo would likely be the weather.

Amarillo did not disappoint us. In the space of 5 days we saw hail and tornadoes, a clear day with sustained 45 mph winds, enjoyed a hike in Palo Duro Canyon with afternoon temperatures approaching 80 degrees followed by near blizzard conditions on our last full day in Amarillo.
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Life is often a beach when you’re retired ...
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Posted: Apr 09, 2020 at 6:09 PM
Now that I’m retired, I’ve started a new gig.

It’s what I always really wanted to be.

So far, my kids are falling for it.
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Rachel & Rafael waiting for breakfast at the Warisan Heritage Resort near Solo, Indonesia
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Rachel & Rafael at Prambanan in 2013 and at the same location in 2019.