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BILL ALDEN
Age: 63
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
Current occupation: Farmer/rancher

CATHI ALDEN
Age: 62
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
Current occupation: College instructor/retired High School principal

Connection to teammate: Married for 40 years/grandparents

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 11:15:10 AM »
I'm getting a Fran & Barry vibe!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 12:00:11 PM »
me tooo omg god

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 12:19:57 PM »
Grandparents.. gives a strong team vibe! I get more of a Teri, Ian feel from them.

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 12:38:58 PM »
I definitely like them and hope they make it far! :hearts:
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 12:40:28 PM »
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 03:29:12 PM »
I definitely like them and hope they make it far! :hearts:

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 04:50:58 PM »
Getting either a Teri/Ian or Meredith/Gretchen vibe from them, which means good news :)

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 07:59:29 PM »
OMG I LOVE THEM <333 PRINCIPAL CATHI <3333 BILL <33333 Please kick ass! :hearts:

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 03:38:59 AM »
I hope they go far. I like their attitude.
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 08:30:12 AM »
I hope they go far. I like their attitude.

They remind me of a team you would play in a fantasy race :lol:
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011, 10:30:53 AM »
They seem very adorable as a couple.  :kuss: Not really my favorite, but I think I'm gonna love them as Race continues.
Despite their age, hope they will make it far.
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2011, 11:19:49 PM »
It has been quite some time since we got a REALLY old couple right? The last memorable pair was... Fran and Barry... no?
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2011, 04:25:34 PM »
It has been quite some time since we got a REALLY old couple right? The last memorable pair was... Fran and Barry... no?
No, actually. There was Marcy and Ron in AR15. She was 60 and he 59. That's really old even though Fran at 61 and Barry at 63 were trivially older. 

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2011, 07:36:01 PM »
I hope they go far. I like their attitude.

They remind me of a team you would play in a fantasy race :lol:

I don't think kiki, that Bill & Cathy will do a Jim & Mary...  :lol: :lol:

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2011, 04:47:40 AM »
It has been quite some time since we got a REALLY old couple right? The last memorable pair was... Fran and Barry... no?
No, actually. There was Marcy and Ron in AR15. She was 60 and he 59. That's really old even though Fran at 61 and Barry at 63 were trivially older.

Erm apskip, I'm talking about last "memorable" pair. Not just any other old couple. Although you're right that we have Marcy and Ron, but that's like 3 seasons ago, still... so hoping they will do well and carry Meredith and Gretchen's spirit with them!
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2011, 03:10:48 AM »
I'm unspoiled this season. Hope to keep this on.

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2011, 08:26:10 PM »
Nice Article!
 Albany couple talk about ‘Amazing’ adventure By Jennifer Moody, Albany Democrat-Herald
 

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If you’re going to be a contestant on CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” Bill and Cathi Alden say it definitely helps to have been a teacher.

The reality TV show pits 11 two-person teams against one another in a race around the world.

The Los Angeles Times reported this year’s race will travel through four continents and 20 cities and cover nearly 40,000 miles.

The season starts at 8 p.m. Sunday.

“Spending 30 years, both of us, dealing with people, you read people well. That was definitely an advantage,” said Bill, who taught science at Calapooia Middle School for 29 years. Cathi spent 25 years as a teacher and administrator with Albany schools, then another few years as an administrator in Corvallis.


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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011, 05:19:30 AM »
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They didn’t make the cut, and when CBS called again last year, they didn’t advance then, either.

But in March, the station called again and asked for an updated video. This time, the Aldens were in.


Interesting information. If I read it right they first applied for TAR 16.
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2011, 08:08:56 PM »
AFTER LEG 1... <3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

Finally a team that I like who got saved by first leg non-elimination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2011, 09:54:05 PM »
I like them a lot and hope that experience on the first leg will be their teacher.

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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2011, 05:43:51 AM »
Love the grandparents.
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2011, 07:32:12 AM »
I like them a lot and hope they have a better showing next leg. :)
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2011, 12:20:40 AM »
I love Bill and Cathi!  :hrt:
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Re: TAR 19: Bill & Cathi Alden ( Married for 40 years/Grandparents)
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 06:30:31 AM »
Physics alone is not enough.

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