Andrea Blake

Profile Updated: November 1, 2009
Residing In: Seattle, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Sam Alon
Occupation: web designer
Children: Ariel Alon, born 1990.

Aya Alon, born 1974. Married with a baby boy born More…12/2008. Lives in Tel Aviv.
Omri Alon, born 1977. Just married! (9/2009). Lives in Seattle.
Yes! Attending Reunion

I finally left the D. C. area in 1985 — July 4th, to be exact. I quit my job as an editor for a trade association magazine and headed west to Idaho to become an elk hunting guide. As you can imagine, it didn’t work out. I mean, it’s really hard to succeed as an elk hunting guide if you’re horrified by the idea of killing an animal. What’s more, the cowboys weren’t as romantic as I had imagined. By the end of the summer, I had landed in Seattle with a carload full of camping gear and decided to stay.

I met my husband Sam, who grew up in Tel Aviv, on a blind date at a Seattle jazz club in 1987. In December we moved to South Africa, where he had a job offer he couldn't refuse. (He’s an aeronautical engineer.) We stayed for 3-1/2 years -- we were there when Mandela was released. Our daughter, Ariel, who turned 19 in June, was born in Johannesburg. When we returned to the States in 1991, we got married at the Rockville Courthouse so Sam could get a green card.

We bought a house and settled in to our life in a wooded Seattle suburb. Sam went to work at Boeing, and I had a series of graphic design jobs. After my mother died in 1998, we realized we needed to shake things up. Thanksgiving Day that year, we moved to France for more than seven years -- a year in Paris and the rest of the time outside Toulouse.

We moved back to Seattle in 2006. Ariel is about to enter her junior year at the University of Washington. For the moment, she’s majoring in math and physics -– lucky for her she inherited her father’s smarts -- and she has a job as a cupcake decorator.

I had a taste of early retirement while we were living in France, but now I’m getting ready to launch a business called Tomboy Web Design.

I’m looking forward to getting back in touch with old friends!

Junior High School


Elementary School

Glen Haven

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I was the worst swimmer on the Wheaton Haven team, but it was worth the humiliation and those chilly, early-morning practices just to watch Stuart glide across the pool in his Speedo. At Sligo, Stuart stood out as a man in our midst -- a sweet and gentle man. Sharon, you are so lucky you got to be his girlfriend, even for a minute! Rest in peace, Stuart. A lot of people are thinking about you.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:47 AM
My husband, Sam, and I at a concert at Woodland Park Zoo a few years ago.
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Our daughter, Ariel.
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Mrs. Domanski's 6th Grade Class, Glen Haven Elementary, 1964

Back Row (left to right): Kitty Mahon, Vickie Bader, Sharyn Tarason, Alan Levin, Jack Katz, Tommy Rhiel, Gail Wycowski(?), Shari Faina

Next Row: ?Tommy, Corey?, Paul Cohen, Jerry Kelly, Mark Butterfield, Randol Leach, Bobby Zimmerman, Kathy Knupp, David Rubin

Next Row: Larry Newman, Bruce Barr, Mickey Rindler, Jon Costello, Mickey Curro, Mike Perlberg, Stuart Emden, Michael Bragdon

Bottom Row: Jean Northern, Susan Goodman, Rita Ubel, Robin Batleman, Linda Stempler, Andy Blake

(Thanks to Shari Faina for remembering so many names! Help us fill in the gaps!)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Some members of the Fifth Street Gang in Riggs Park, DC. From top left: Robyn Rubenstein, Mysterious Girl in the Middle, Andy Blake with a goofy expression, and Phil Waganheim. Ilene Biddle should have been in this photo!
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Robyn Rubenstein and Andy Blake, May 1959