Cocoa Crew Review

A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

Mosquito Beaters Annual Gathering! Friday 10th of March 6 PM – 10 PM Saturday 11th of March 10 AM – 2 PM

Hello CREW…                                                     02-19-17

Si Amigo, the Burrito’s  R  thees beeg!

Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW event  

5:00 PM   Wednesday  Feb. 22, 2017

El Tucan Mexican Restaurant, M. I. 

 225 N. Sykes Creek Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32952  
About a 100 yards North of  HOOTERS!   

On West side of the road.  

Click for  MENU!

The 22nd is National Margarita   Day

   El Tucan on M. I.  serves some of the BEST ones.

Say  THANK YOU  to  Harvey Baker  for ensuring

Classmates have a reserved seating area.

Be there promptly at 5 PM when the doors open.


R U ready?           National Hoodie-Hoo Day!

Monday Feb 20th folks go out at noon, wave their hands

 over their heads and chant “Hoodie-Hoo”.  It’s a way to

chase away winter and bring in spring.  Everyone in the

northern hemisphere are sick and tired of winter at this point and a

little crazy being cooped up inside not seeing the sun.

 Hope it works this year!    

Bet Conrad & Midge are happy to be in Florida and not

in N.H. pushing snow around with Conrad’s tractor.

Early Notice:  Mosquito Beaters Annual Gathering!

Friday 10th of March     6  PM – 10 PM

Saturday 11th of March    10 AM –  2 PM

Make plans to be there!  2500+ flyers in the mail. 

Women and cats will do as they please, men and dogs

should relax and get used to the idea. – Robert A. Heinlein

Sent from my I-teepee, no cats allowed in my Teepee!  😉


Space X Falcon 9 Launch 10:01 AM Sat Feb 18TH.

Hello CREW…                                             02-16-17 

  16 CHS Alumni  and Friends dined at the newly

 remodeled Sonny’s Barbecue on M.I. 

 WOW!  This GREAT picture provided by  Lois   Atkinson CHS’59


L – R   Jack Crockett, Bill Weinberg, Tom Norwich, Judy Denny, George Reinhart,  Gregg Seitner, An Indian, David Alexander, Gerri Dutcher, Sherri Gentry, Ann Driskill,  Clark True, Mary Laycock, Laura Minot, Carole Saxe. 

SERVER:  Haley did a super job!  😉


Space X Falcon 9  Launch  10:01 AM Sat Feb 18TH.

Thanks for processing the Mosquito Beater mail outs.

      Gregg Seitner, Gerri Dutcher, Clark True, an Indian,

            Ann Driskill, Bill Weinberg, Priscilla Firkins,

       Rick Nix, Kay Wylie, Dan Shoemaker, Bob Pippin,

        George Hamilton, Suanne Bird, Dale McGlothm.

            Others were present but names not known.

     A NEW RECORD:  2500+ in 1hr and 50 minutes!

R U Ready?  Monday Feb 20th – Nat’l Hoodie-Hoo Day?

           Folks up north know all about this day! lol  

Next event:       El Tucan Mexican on M. I.

 Visit: #13     Last:  11-16-16

         BTW, that’s on National Margarita Day – Feb 22nd. 

Be miserable or motivate yourself.

  Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

  – Wayne Dyer

Sent from my I-teepee, order a margarita and get motivated!

Squaws … give your Guy what ever you think will make him happy!

Hello CREW…                                                       02-12-17

 Giddy-up!    Time for tasty Bar-be-cue!

Let’s Chomp on some ribs, beans and garlic bread!  


Next   HAPPY HOUR CREW  event 

 5:00 PM   Wednesday    02-15-17  

 Sonny’s – Real Pit Bar-B-Q     

10 N. Courtenay Parkway  M.I.  Fl 32953

On the East side of Courtenay Pkwy.   449-9102

Visit: # 14     Last:  06-22-17

Don’t forget!     Tuesday is  V – D  time.  

Guy’s give your Squaw flowers, candy a hug and a kiss.

Squaws give your Guy what ever you think will make him happy!


DUTY CALLS!               We need your help.

Come On Down!   This Wednesday  Feb. 15th 10 A.M.

Stuff, label, stamp and seal!   Volunteers are needed

to process  2500+  Mosquito Beater Mail Outs,

at the Historical Library  –  Brevard Ave, Cocoa.   

Seriously Classmates it goes fast when YOU are there!

H U M A N S  –  Monday  10 PM  on AMC   Season 2  

YOU might enjoy this TV show about  “Synths”.   I do!

Watch the show… there may be a test Wednesday Night?

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln – 16th USA President.

February 12, 1809   –   April 15 1865


The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that

has brought progress.  – Charles Kettering

Sent from my I-teepee Ugh! NO changes here, enjoying every day!

National Debt is now at 19.7 Trillion and growing. Debt per Taxpayer = $166,775 Ouch!


    Hello CREW…                 02-09-17

18 CHS Alumni   at Olive Garden for an Italian delight!              

Olive Garden

Harvey Baker, Jack Crockett, Michelle Westman,

Sherri Gentry, Ann Driskill, Mary Laycock, Judy Denny,

 Laura Minot, Priscilla Firkins, the Indian, Clark True,

David Alexander, Gregg Seitner, Sandy Mangum.

Olive Garden 1

John Manuel, Jerry Smith, Tommy Norwich.

THANKS to Steve Westman for the photographs.

 SERVER:  Taylor did a very good job.

And the Best Lasagna winner is:  Kelsey’s in Rockledge.

           Votes:   Kelsey’s          10        Olive Garden  7

                         Carrabbas        1              No Vote?          1

One “proxy” vote  Gerri Dutcher delivered by

         Priscilla Firkins who also “Certified” the count. 


COME ON DOWN!   This Wednesday  Feb. 15th  10 A.M.

Stuff, label, stamp and seal!   Volunteers  are needed

           to process  2500+  Mosquito Beater Mail Outs,

            at the Historical Library  Brevard Ave, Cocoa.   

Seriously Classmates, it goes fast when YOU are there!

Wow!   How  LUCKY  YOU were to be born in the USA.

Over 7 Billion people in the world.

only  324 Million in America.    (.046)

Just in case you wondered?

     National Debt is now at  19.7 Trillion  and growing.

            Debt per Taxpayer  =   $166,775   Ouch!

Next Event:  Sonny’s Barbecue on Merritt Island

Visit: #14      Last:  06-22-16

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear,

but around in awareness.    –  James Thurber

Sent from my I-teepee aware of friendly Squaws in area!  😉

Grab Some Chips, a Beer, a Team and Cheer!

Hello CREW…                                                          02-05-17

Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW event 


       5:00 PM   Wednesday    Feb. 8, 2017 


205  E.  Merritt Island cswy    459-0306

Ground Zero for the HUGE best “Lasagna” competition.

Cast your Vote for – Team:  KELSEY’S  or  Team:  OLIVE GARDEN.


Stuff, label, stamp and seal!   Volunteers  are needed

to process  2500+  Mosquito Beater Mail Outs.

Wednesday, Feb. 15th  10 AM at the Historical Library

 Brevard Ave, in Cocoa.    See ya there?

Seriously Classmates, it goes fast when YOU are there!


Get Well Soon!        Info from CHS Classmate Ginger Fine. 

     Sandee Brannin has been very sick for over a month.

     In/Out of Hospital, rehab and now at her daughter’s.

                She is getting better, but a long way to go.

Today is:    Super Bowl  Sunday

   Grab some chips, a beer and pick a Team to Cheer!

Yikes!  internet says someone bet 1 Million on Atlanta?

Go Noles!  😉

Make Your Party Plans early!  lol      

Next Total Eclipse  –  August 21, 2017  10:15?

For every minute you are angry you lose

sixty seconds of happiness.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sent from my I-teepee, hummm  beer in teepee, plenty cold!   

It is the dull man who is always sure!

Hello CREW…                                                02-02-17

A  huge  February B-Day Celebration at Ashley’s!

     14 CHS Classmate birthday’s to remember.

          Hey Classmate!  Do I have  YOUR  Birth Date?

Today, February 2nd — National Ground Hog Day

               What did  Punxsutawney Phil  predict?

Early this A.M. saw his shadow, 6 more weeks of winter.

  Hummm  maybe they should ask  Punxsutawney Patti?  😉 

Feb 5th       YES!  It’s Super    Bowl Sunday! 

Grab your favorite snack and watch this classic.

Buttermilk and Fritos make Indian smile!

Tick Tick Tick…   How does Big Ben work?

Next event:    Olive Garden on Merritt Island.

Visit: # 7      Last:  09-14-16

It is the dull man who is always sure,

           and the sure man who is always dull.

– H.L. Mencken

Sent from my I-teepee, Indian never too SURE of anything!

ccc - Copy  Clark True, Corinne Bowley, Myrna Swindell, Ann Driskill, Greg Seitner, Sherri Gentry, Priscilla Firkins, David Alexander, Sandy Mangum, Harvey Baker.

                           SERVER:   Honorary  CHS Classmate Christie was AWESOME!

fff - CopyBen Young, Bill Weinberg, Carole Saxe, George Reinhart…   A Birthday Indian.

               Special Thanks to Lois  Atkinson for the Classmate pictures!  




Next HAPPY HOUR CREW event 5:00 PM Wednesday Feb 01, 2017 Ashley’s Restaurant

Hello CREW…                                                    01-29-17

Next   HAPPY HOUR CREW event

  5:00 PM   Wednesday   Feb 01, 2017  


          Ashley’s  Restaurant

                1609  Highway 1    Rockledge, Fl   636-6430


   February – 2017   CHS  Alumni   Birthdays

            1  Bill  Hardy   1  Jimmy Pitts   1  Glenda  Nelson

        5  Charlie Black   6  Ty Epling   11  Brenda  Graves

   13  Gloria Tinker   15  Ben Young   15  Caroline Guilford

        16  Gerry Heller   19  Dexter Beck   20  Ann Driskill

                   25  Nancy Grothe          29  Jesse Stone

BEST video tour of the Space Station I have seen.

January 29      National Corn Chip Day.

       Ahhhhh   Buttermilk and Fritos on Super Bowl Day!  

Anybody remember…      Parcheesi  ?

Wanna play…                    Solitaire  ?

How about…                      Euchre ?

Ahhhh Spin the bottle!    My tepee or Yours ?

It is not enough to have a good mind.

The main thing is to use it well. – Rene Descartes 

Sent from my I-teepee,   Ugh!  Where did I put my mind?  😉  


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Goethe

Hello CREW…                                                   01-26-17

11 CHS Classmates    will tell you  Longhorn Steaks

are  deeeee-licious!    

CHS History Picture above, rec’d from Lois  Atkinson.

Katherine  –  She’s back!   14′ 2″   2300 lb  Great White 

“pinged” near Melbourne.

Buy a car at Wally World?    Beginning April, Walmart

will be selling cars.    What about Motorcycles?

Saturday, January 28, 2017     Chinese Year 4715  

the Year of the Rooster, a Yin (positive) year.

Take a minute to remember…    sadly, 

11:38 AM  January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger

 lifted off and exploded 73 seconds later. 

Seven American Astronauts perished.

Next event:    Ashley’s February B-Day Party

Visit: # 93       Last:   01-04-17

As soon as you trust yourself,  you will know how to live.   – Goethe

Sent from my I-teepee, don’t trust white-eyes, might be an ambush?


Left to Right

Gerri Dutcher ( Thanks for the camera work! ) Jack Crockett, Carole Saxe, Bill Weinberg, Tom Norwich, Gregg Seitner, Gerry Trammell, Sandy Mangum, Harvey Baker, an Indian, David Alexander.   

SERVER:  Sherri was very good.

Missing from photo…    YOU! 


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls & looks like work. – Thomas Edison

Hello CREW…                                                          01-22-17

Got Beef?  it’s what’s for dinner!  
              That ain’t no Buffalo Pilgrim, it’s Prime Beef. 



    5:00 PM   Wednesday   Jan. 25, 2017



770 East Merritt Island Causeway

 Merritt Island, Fl  32952   456-5559


Yippee!      January is National Soup Month!

     Existence of soup dates all the way back to  20,000 B.C. 

My Tribe had soup in teepee back when I was    Billy NO Beer  

In ancient Greece, tossing an  Apple  to a girl was

a traditional proposal of marriage.   Catching it

 meant she accepted!  PLEASE think carefully

before bringing  Apple’s  to future events!   😉

Ay!  Caramba!    Amo los pimientos picantes  ( luv peppers! ) 

Researchers found consuming   chili peppers  regularly

   reduces mortality risk primarily in deaths caused by

      heart disease and stroke.        luv the  HOT  stuff.

More than ONE Million Women in DC?

     No wonder it hard to find  Squaw  in Cocoa! 

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is

dressed in overalls & looks like work. – Thomas Edison

Sent from my I-teepee, Ugh!  Indian’s wear buffalo skin overalls.  


Stop counting your “years” and start enjoying your “seasons” – John Paul Warren

Hello CREW…                                                        01-19-17

Malibu’s…  Food was good,  SERVER:  Sonny was good

BUT… the kitchen was a little sloooooow. 

THANK YOU MALIBU’S…   25% off for Veterans.

12 CHS Classmates  STILL had a fun gathering!

Condolences to Family of  Tom Cain  CHS’59

Some more info you might not know about?

      What the well dressed woman is wearing now! vM6dL7HCfP8

Sooo happy the  CHS M – 4 Ladies  are protecting the CREW.

Next Launch:     Thursday  7:46 PM   SBIRS GEO3

 Atlas V  with Missile Launch Warning Satellite.

What Next?     Great White Sharks spotted off our coast

 and Portuguese Man-Of-War are on Brevard Beaches.

When I came to Florida they told me that:

    IF the Skeeters don’t get you the Gators will!   ugh!

Now add in:    Sharks, Man-of-War, Zika’s, Python’s,

Terrorists & Tourists, and the CRAZIES!

Do you have a  CWP  in your wallet?   😉 

Next event:      Longhorn’s  Steak  House   M.I.

Visit:  #27     Last:  10-26-16

Stop counting your  “years”  and start 

enjoying your  “seasons”.   – John Paul Warren

Sent from my I-teepee,   sigh!  Running a little low on seasons.  lol