Wayne Wilcox was a classmate of Rebecca “Becky” Wight’s. Both were members of the graduating class of 1977 at Seoul American High School. All words below are his unless specified otherwise.
TW: death, loss.
I went to high school with Becky in Korea at Seoul American High School, and we dated a few times. We also worked on the school newspaper staff together. What I remember most was a very fun-loving but subtle sense of humor. She made a joke about my hat collection in the school paper (I used to wear a different one almost every day). She wore these very big glasses (it was the 70s), and looked like a really cute owl! When we graduated, she went off to Virginia Tech, and I went to ODU. We might have swapped a letter or two, but I don’t believe I ever saw her again. She was a good friend in school; we had a lot of fun and went out, and then we moved on. I heard about her death in the mountains. I don’t remember how – could have been the newspaper, or the SAHS grapevine – and was very shocked and saddened. I always regretted that we never got together again, but that was life back before email and the internet; sometimes, we just lost contact with people. When you brought up her name, it just reminded me of the sadness I feel that she, along with many of my other friends, are gone, and that I need to live every day to its fullest. I think she would have wanted me to.