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Hey, gang. I won't be able to attend the reunion, so I thought I'd put down a few things here so you can talk about me in my absence. I will be at Burning Man for my 3rd time during the reunion, sorry. I've become part of a village there, and have actually been elected Mayor of Sin City, so several life time goals have been achieved in one stroke! I'm now a permanent resident of Utah and moved into a new construction home last October. It's pretty much outdoor activity paradise here: 30 minutes to skiing, 3 hours to Moab, 4 hours to Jackson Hole and 5 hours to the Grand Canyon. I will retire from American Airlines in December of 2020 with over 32 years of aviating under my belt, and that is enough. I still come through CT to visit family and friends, so hopefully we'll get a chance to share a cup of coffee or a glass of something else. Give me a call if you ever pass my way. I'll be thinking of you all dressed up in your party suits when I'm all dusty in my scarf and kilt on the playa. Cheers to you.

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Jun 26, 2019 at 7:02 PM

Hey Danny
J.B.here! In case you don’t recognize me with grey hair?!? Hope to see you at the reunion???
Hanging here in VT our old stomping grounds
Gail, Shorty and I are going!
Let’s do this!!!

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Posted on: May 28, 2019 at 6:39 AM

Hey Dan maybe see you at the Reunion this year!

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Oct 19, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Posted on: Oct 16, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Bobby Bowker's passing has put me on notice. Now's the time. Carpe Diem. What am I waiting for? I've been trying to get better at saying "Yes!" to life instead of dodging the question. I've taken some fresh risks recently and it's paying off. I've had some new fun and made some new friends and I'm going back for more. About damn time. I'll be 62 in December and I have no intention of acting it. Cheers to you all.

Pam Goodhue Briddle has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Oct 19, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Kathy had a quick and generous smile that was accompanied by a deep, throaty laugh. She was always about bringing people together, organizing our reunions and working towards remembering and honoring our Sing Out mentor, Angus McDonald.  Kathy adored her family, and loved being with them, supporting them, helping out and finding joy in nieces and nephews. Her life was rich with love and she will be remembered as someone who carried and shared a light.  We all live on through the stories that are told about us. So tell her stories, laugh and celebrate all that she was and all the ways she enriched the lives of those who called her family and friend. She was surely welcomed home by her God, her dad, and family and friends who have gone before her. I’m sure her welcome home party was a warm and loving one. Kathy, thank you for sharing your life with us. God bless you. 

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Hi Shari! My daughter, Brynna lives in Navarre Beach. Her boyfriend is Air Force. We visited in August. What a wonderful area to live in! You are so blessed!!

Skip Aluisy has left an In Memory comment for Robert Bowker Jr..
Oct 16, 2017 at 8:33 PM

I don't even know what to say exactly. I'm just typing because I feel like I have to. I have to talk about a a guy I have loved since I was 15 years old. I met Bowk my first week in Old Saybrook. We were freshman in that little high school there. He was a big man on campus even as a freshmen because he was a varsity caliber althlete in basketball and soccer as soon as he hit the ground. Bob seemed a little ahead of the rest of us in everything. I think he even had hair on his chest by then. He dated one of the most beautiful girls in our class.  Upper classmen slapped him high fives in the hallways, he got  invited to their parties !

I surveyed the situation from the outside, I watched the scene play out in front of me. Everyone loved this guy

Bowker. He was bright. He was funny, a great smile and ..... this giant head.  

We were both on the soccer team, so I imagine that's where I first met him. He was a budding star on the field and I sat at the end of the bench. I can't imagine how we became friends,  but somehow we did.  By the time we were Juniors we  were inseparable. Friends for life.

We proablably played 1000 games of cribbage together, We spent dozens of hours swinging our feet out on the pier at Knollwood Beach talking about life and walking the beaches around town looking for parties or  summer girls to meet.

He was with me the day I found out my Dad had passed away in our sophomore year. He was with me the night I came home from my first date with my first love. We laughed so much together tears would be coming out of our eyes. With his brother  Bruce,we were the fastest  track relay team in our league.

I admired his faimily, His Dad  and Mom seemed so solid to me. HIs Dad,  Bob Sr.  was the kind of guy we all wanted to be. Never said too much, just cool  and dependable. He would sit at the end of the kitchen table lisitening to us with a smirk on his face.  He drove his pick up truck around town doing surveying work, always kind of leaning out the window with a butt in his hand, checking things out.

We thought things would stay happy. We'd stay close. Life would go on and our kids would one day play cribbage together.  But it did't work out that way. Things for Bowk began to change at the end of our Junior year -- he was still funny as hell, smarter than most, but you could feel him drifitng away.

Over the years, I reached out, from college, from different cities I lived in. He even came to my house here in Massahusetts once and we went out fishing and canoed a river together. It was so good to see him. I visited him whenever I was close to Old Saybrook and we would go for a walk at the beach and vist our old spots.like the pier at Knollwood Beach.

I was just talking about Bowk yesterday to my wife and my son because we were out on our boat on that same river we canoed  that day,  And then, I came to work today and got this e-mail from our class webiste and tears just welled up in my eyes.

I loved Bob Bowker and always will.

15 for 2 Bowk. See you soon.

Skip Aluisy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Cook added a photo to his profile gallery.
Oct 16, 2017 at 7:38 PM
Taken late August 2017. Early in Burning Man week. You can tell by how dirty and dusty I'm not. Shade tarp overhead and tent in the background.
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Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 PM
The Playa and my formerly brand new boots after 3 days there
Clay Cook added a photo to his profile gallery.
Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 PM
It was Tutu Tuesday. Had to borrow one. Next year, I'll be ready.