Above, on the bench in front of Eagle, all 15 of
the former Fallon/U.O.P. students who attended our first reunion, September
20, in Columbia. Top row L to R, George Akena, Alison Barnwell Morris,
Liz Jacobs, Alex Citron, Michele Panelli Venetis, Janis Stevens, Doug
Brennan, Dennis Jones, David Eakin. Bottom row L to R, Sara Walter Jones,
Jane Patton, Janet Miller Clarke, Tom Caldecott, Kathy Rainey Kahn, and
Some things never
change. The above photo of Alex with The Ladies was taken in 1977. We
recreated it in 2008, below.
the five founders of Sierra Repertory Theatre, which will open its 30th
season in January. L to R, David Kahn, Kathy Rainey Kahn, Doug Brennan,
Dennis Jones, and Sara Walter Jones.Doug, Dennis, and Sara continue to
live in the Sonora area and run S.R.T.
of us came a distance and stayed in Columbia for two nights. Here, Alison,
Jane, and Michele enjoy a pre-breakfast snack at the City Hotel, Michele
fashionably attired in a City Hotel bathrobe.
City Hotel crowd took a walk to the cemetary on Saturday morning. L to
R, Liz, Michele, Alison, David, and Jane.
and below, Jim Fallon's grave.
and below, visiting the grave of Mrs. McConnell, a well-remembered local
personage, who died in 2003 at the age of 99. We thought she was ALREADY
ancient when we were there 35 years ago. Suddenly 70 seems a lot younger.
the sign in front of Eagle Cotage, where the company and most of the staff
used to live when we worked at Fallon House. This trip, we rented the
dining room where we enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Celebration
Catering of Sonora.
In front of the entrance to the Theatre, all 14
of the former Fallon participants who attended our first reunion, September
20, in Columbia State Park. Top row standing, L to R, Tom Caldecott, Janis
Stevens, Alison Barnwell Morris, David Eakin, Doug Brennan, Liz Jacobs,
Kathy Kahn, Dennis Jones, Michele Panelli Venetis. Sitting L to R, Alex
Citron, Jane Patton, David Kahn, Janet Miller Clarke, Sara Walter Jones.
the dinner party at Eagle Cotage, Alex, Dave, Lisa (Dave's wife), and
Shelley (Alex's wife.)
daughter Joy, Dennis, Janet
husband Steve, Tom
at Columbia Cemetary, Liz, Michele, Alison, Kathy, and Jane.