“I myself am 77. Just three months ago, I had a total hip replacement, and now I’m back dancing and teaching classes every morning.”. Ariel Weymouth-Payne, 65, a dance instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, has been directing the Rohnert Park Kut-ups for eight of the group’s 42 years. They, too, are currently in rehearsals for their big variety-show production in July. A few of their members may not be as agile as the Follies folks — in fact, one or two come on stage with walkers — but the fact is, they’re still coming on stage and drawing crowds who love it.
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“I liked kids, ever since I was one myself,” Leonard says, leaving the distinct impression he’d enjoy nothing more than to toss a ball in the backyard or travel to Disneyland for a roller-coaster ride. “It was great to have them,” Norma agrees. “They brought so much happiness in our lives.”. The Rattos remember Lafayette as more country than city. Favorite memories include the log cabin where they met, traveling the tunnel road (“There was no tunnel then,” Norma says) to Italian picnics in Lafayette’s open fields and working on their home. Their nostalgia isn’t mournful, perhaps due to their lifelong, shared enthusiasm for travel and change.
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