Yes, I had dinner tonight with my grade-school crush who was the original inspiration for Rhonda in LNDtH. She moved away at the end of sixth grade. We never dated, but we were good friends.
I am happy to say that she is just as sweet and nice as she was in sixth grade. And so is her husband. There was just a bit of wistful yearning in my heart when I hugged her but I'm very happy for her. We are in our 60s now, so no matter what I put my teenaged character through in LNDtH, (who has long since parted from the girl I knew in grade school) I can rest in the knowledge that everything turned out well for her. I'll make sure that happens in LNDtH, too.