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But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

Thomas Jefferson

 

Where do you begin a Friend Page with someone who has such an amazing array of fabulous friends??

Everyone that is lucky enough to be considered a friend in Erin's world knows that she never forgets anyone and will work tirelessly to stay in touch over the course of her entire life.

This page will be a work in progress and will be added to as soon as Erin is in on the project.

 

And away we go...

 

 

Mary Keppler (aka 'Moo'), Erin and Alison at the Arrowhead Yurt in Vail, CO

 

 

Alison, Leslie Jones and Erin at aKingswood/Cranbrook Reunion

 

 

Alison and Erin with Brian Gargaro, Nat's college roommate at U of M

 

 

"The Muthas"

Erin, Carolynn Lund, Leslie Jones, Alison and Mary Keppler

in Vail, CO

 

College Best Friend, Sorority Sis and fellow Pike Little Sister 

Christine Fanizzi aka Mrs. Biddle;

Sigma Chi /Chi Omega Owl Man and bandmate Mike Neal aka Randall Vandal;

and Erin aka Candy Vandal

 

 

Erin and Cranny Luffer John Harbeck at their 20th Kingswood/Cranbrook reunion in 1998.  They both wore fake teeth, throwing the entire class, alumni, and headmaster for a loop.  Every now and then Harbs would floss with a piece of "boat line" and mumble something about being a "vagitarian".  Harbeck's teeth were discovered by Meg Meurer's mom some 6 months later stuffed behind a couch cushion.

 

Fun in the snow with the Stamer Family -- Erin and Molly's wedding anniversaries are one day (and 7 years) apart so a summer get-together happens, too.  In this pic are Molly, Jesse and their twins Gus and Jake, and their dog, Bismarck

Jim (Reverend LeRoy) and Judy(licious) Woodhead = THE BEST

 

Dear friends, Nigel Simpson and Sue Fearn in Verbier, Switzerland

 

 

Belinda Robertson Dickson, The Cashmere Queen!!!

 

 

Erin with Nigel and Jocelyn Simpson in Verbier, Switzerland

 

 

Erin with Farad Azima and Jamie Blandford in Verbier, Switzerland

 

 

Erin and Jamie Blandford

 

 

Pia and Dale Anderson, friends from both Scottsdale and Verbier, Switzerland

 

 

Erin's dear friend, Steve Fossett.  Another in the collection of Adopted Fathers and lost to us far too early!!

 Reunited with Moe-town "Bam Sista" Foster, Erin's pal from the Virgin Press Office

and the Virgin Global Challenger Around-the-World Balloon Project -

in Crawford, Fife, Scotland - March 2006

 More of the Balloonatics - Dave Melton, Dick Rutan, Per Lindstrand with Yellow Lab Dusty I,  Kevin Uliassi, Barron Hilton and Steve Fossett at the Flying M Ranch 

 

Astronaut Gene Cernan, Erin and Greg Dillon, Vice Chairman at Hilton at the Reno Air Races

 

 

Another dear friend, mentor and former boss and adopted father, Barron Hilton

 

Great mugs!!

Davis Farmer and his son Benjamin

 

 Reunited with  Kingswood Dorm pal Natasha Ford at Union Station, Washington DC, after 33 years - in March 2011 

Dancing at Fidel's in Del Mar with the beautiful Margaret Willmoth Jensen,

aka Sister Margaretta

 

Cranny pal David Mooring aka You Hefty Thang

 

 

With ga-ga gorgeous Barbie Bates Seifert - fellow AWA flight attendant

and travel queen - in a monkey forest in Bali, 1991

The caption to this photo: "Are you sure you're practicing safe sex?"

 

Biker chix - Erin and Annie Robertson rode to Lord Fletcher's and back on the shweatiest day of the summer of 2010 - but as usual it was a laugh and a half!

 

Kingswood classmate Lisa "Apples" Weimer Lillelund and Erin on the beach at

Lake Michigan - Charlevoix - Summer of 2009

 

 Dear friends Brenda Wissbrod and Steve Maniscalco at their wedding on the Big Island of Hawaii  - October 2006.  Every year they come visit Erin and John just before Thanksgiving and it is always a blast!

With her Kingswood Gal Pals -- Patty Sue Smith Moss, Sue Ann Harrison Schredder and first dorm roomie Laura Lee Wilner "There's A Lion in the Baftub" Craig

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Erin and Prisca Marvin, with Uncle Frank Marvin in the background

 

 

Mom and Cousin Chris Crowley

 

 

Tim Crowley

 

 

Chris Crowley and Tudor Farmer

 

 

Dear family friend and minister, Duncan Littlefair

Working her "Eleanor Roosevelt" false teeth in Del Mar

with Reverend LeRoy aka Jim Woodhead

 

Greels and Er -Audibly Tan - aka Tangerine Dreams....circa 1977

we may be pale and pasty today but we were George Hamilton then, baby!

 

 

Erin's friend Saskia taking a summer twirl in their boat "The Salad Shooter"

Beach Bunnies -- Erin and Kiki Fry at Wind 'n Sea Beach in La Jolla

 

 

With a few of her Kingswood/Cranbrook friends 'fountain hopping' at their 30th reunion.

 

When John Harbeck introduced his darling fiancee Beth to the Kingswood girls, we all adopted her as one of our own -- here they are at their wedding.

 

 

It all started at America West Airlines with Leslie "Mammy" McCarthy Miller and she is still one of the funniest women Erin has the pleasure to know!

 

 

Although hard to see, Erin will know immediately that in this picture she is next to one of her dearest friends, Peter Gould, skiing with friends from her America West    days in Steamboat Springs.  Peter was one amazing person and he left us way too early.

 

 

Erin and her 'Brutha from Anutha Mutha'  Bill Muir

 

 

Erin and the unflappable, unstoppable, unsinkable Molly Lynch Stamer, out for Er and John's wedding weekend in Wolfeboro, NH.

 

 

'Danimal', 'HornDog', 'Danaconda', 'Reg', aka Daniel David Horning seen here with Paul Dionne

 

 

KSC Roommate and life long friend Carolynn Greeley Lund, seen here with Mary Blossom at Castle Park, MI

 

 

Dear Kingswood/Cranbrook friends:

John Reebel, Leslie Jones, Andy Craig and Bruce Aikens

 

 

Dyan Getz, Julie Vogel and Valerie Windle

 

 

Jule's sister and Erin's former roommate, Cammie Cutter, here with John and daughter Maddie at a Lacrosse game

 

 

Cousins Katherine and Dusty Slover

 

 

Dear friend Kevin Stass's son,'The Drew' aka Andrew, who traveled over from England for Erin and John's wedding

 

 

 

Erin with Gram and Gramp's neighbor, Sadie Thayer

 

 

Erin and Peggy Wagstaff

 

 

 Mary Engen with Erin and Denise Daniels, both considered Mary's Adopted Daughters

 

 

Erin with Lois and Rolph Carey at their home in Wolfeboro. 

Erin's Mom and Dad met at their wedding in June of 1953!!

 

 

Jule, 'Flash' aka Linda Daab and 'Moo' aka Mary Keppler at Alison's rehearsal dinner.

 

 

Erin at Alison's wedding with Dale Anderson and Gwen Schran

 

 

Erin's college roommate and dear friend, Christine Fannizzi

 

 

Dexter Filkins, Erin's friend from the University of Florida, played in a band with Erin in college, "Dex Scandal and the Vandals" along with Mike Neal.  Erin wrote all the lyrics and was key on vocals and keyboard.  Dexter is now an award winning journalist.

 

Thanks to Mike Neal (aka Randall Vandal) for providing this sole pic of their hit band, Dexter Scandal and the Vandals performing at the Sigma Chi house....he says:

 This isn't a very good picture, but its the only one I could find of Dex Scandal and the Vandals. That's me with the microphone in the pink jumpsuit (I don't remember that I sang, but maybe I was introducing the song or something). Note that Erin is at the piano dressed in a tux, and Dex has his green nurse's smock on. His bongos are on his lap out of view.

 

 

Dexter embedded in Afghanistan, a long way from their gig as the Scandals.

 

Dear friend from University of Florida, Skip D'Amico

 

 

 

With Buzz Aldrin in front of the Orbiter at The Air and Space Museum, along with fellow Ballonatixtress Shelly Melton (far left) and John

 

 

Erin and Valerie Wendell

 

 

Erin with the first and last men on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan

 

 

Liesl Clark, her husband Peter Athans and their son Finn.  Peter  is known as Mr. Mt. Everest and has climbed that mountain several times.

 

 

Karim and Caroline Gangi

 

 

John and Janet Day

 

 

Gwendolyn Schran, the original Peanut Lady

 

 

Erin and Geneva Sorum at Reno Air Races

 

 

The Woody between two Crannies -

Erin with Bill McCaffery and Matt Riley at their 30th reunion 

 

 

Erin and Miki Steffes

 

 

Erin with Kevin Stass and his sons,

Andrew aka The Drew  -- and David aka Dave the Rave

 

 

Standing up for her dear friend, Leslie Miller

 

 

At Alison's wedding with Flash and Lori Van Trigt

 

"Adopted Mom and Dad" Mary and Don Engen - the best!  And dearly missed!

 

Will Whitehorn, the man in command at Virgin

 

Hot Kingswood Mamas - Beth Clark DiCessena and Susan Aikens "Colada" Post

 

Erin and one of the best, John Fearn in Verbier

 

 

Erin with Scott Miller, Leslie's husband

 

 

Erin and long time family friend, Dean Robb

 

 

Dear friend and 'flat-lord', Alex Lindsey

 

 

Erin and Natalie Blickenstaff, John's cousin

 

 

Denise Daniels and Doc 'Scro'

 

 

A bunch of Brits in Verbier, Peter McNally, Chris Jones and Peter Hunter

 

 

Belinda and Alastair Dickson

 

 

Another one of Erin's adopted Mothers, Becky Ivans

 

 

Erin with Bill Anders and Dydia DeLyser

 

 

A snowy evening with George and Sheri Lee

 

 

Erin's life long friend, Amy Matthews

 


 

To be continued, as Erin's wonderful world of friends will never end...

 

 

 

 





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