over Mount Baker
(Spring 2001) Spring has hit the Pacific Northwest in full force,
with numerous birthday celebrations, several new gigs for the faux-Beatles
band The Walrus and at least one marriage proposal.
The Walrus will be playing
at the Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon April 21 and has gigs almost
every weekend in April and May. The artists formerly known as the
Haole Boys, now known as the Sofa Kings, also have
several performance dates this spring.
But the big news is that Walrus Joe Young popped the question to Carol Donnelly
and she said yes! The couple announced their engagement at Jamie
Shea's annual housewarming party April 7.
Joe and Carol, who live in Sudden Valley, outside of Bellingham
(as well as in Montana, where Joe has just been transferred), told
little about the romantic moment except to report that they were
sitting in the sunshine at the entrance to an airplane hangar at
Bellingham International Airport, where Joe taught Carol to fly
several years ago.
Joe denied rumors that Carol's beautiful diamond was delivered by Fed-Ex
earlier in the day.
No wedding date has been set, but the couple will be looking for a band
for their wedding reception (Right!).
In other Sheehan World news, several landmark birthdays have been recorded
in and around The Sheehan World family.
Along with 50th birthdays marked by Carol Donnelly (March 22) and
Bob Kerr on April 7, Lee Anne Clarke (Jamie's mom) celebrated her
80th birthday by threatening to go streaking at Bellis Fair Mall!
Other birthdays this spring include:
Donna Sheehan, March 1
Tom "Microsoft Millionaire" Cook, March 12
Lynne Sheehan, March 24
Patrick Hickey, March 29
- Brian Beattie, March 29
Colleen Sheehan, April 4
Lowman, April 5
Renault, April 5
- Paul Mahoney, April 13
Shirley Osterhaus, April 18
Barbara Dingé, April 22
Bill "B1" Dingée and twin sister, Marie Key, May 9
Whitney Best, May 12
Former Haole Boy Chuck Dingée also remembered the late, great
Guy Mulford on April 4 with songs dedicated in his memory at The Wild Buffalo in Bellingham. Guy would have been 43.
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