Cocoa Crew Review

A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

Cocoa Crew Review - A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

Beer … It Makes For Smarter People

Billy Two Beers Would no doubt concur!

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I don’t think I’ve heard the concept explained  any better than this!!

Well you see, Norm, … it’s like this.  A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when a herd is hunted, its slowest and weakest ones at the back are killed first!  This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps on improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.  In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as its slowest brain cells.  Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kill brain cells!  But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.  In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells making the brain a faster more efficient machine. And that Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

26 Jan 2011 Next Crew Event at FLORIDA SEAFOOD BAR AND GRILLE

Hello CREW… Red rose 01-23-11

CREW… we are running out of January!    This is the last event this month!
If you have a Birthday in February let me know before FEB 2nd!

By majority vote: (Our 2nd Visit)

next HAPPY HOUR CREW event:

5:30 PM   on  WEDNESDAY   January 26th


480 West Cocoa Beach Causeway
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
(321) 784-0892

For an added Classmate thrill!
We will have a drawing for two tickets to    Watch the Submarine Races
site T.B.D.  by the Indian River! Winking smile

Hey Bill W. Wanna bet we have a great  CREW event on Jan 26?   ho ho ho

Email from Barbara Thomas:      Our Classmates like to travel 🙂

Good seeing everyone at the CREW dinner Wed.  I’ve been doing a lot of traveling.
My most recent trip was to the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Was great
fun meeting and mixing with the stars, directors and producers.  Lots of fun parties
and the awards black-tie gala was exciting.  Also tried to work in as many foreign films
as possible while out there. The desert is really beautiful, but I’ll take the beach any day.
See you at the next CREW dinner, hopefully.  You are really doing a great job keeping
these organized, Bill—Thank you. Barbara    Thanks for the compliment!  B-T-B

NFL Football Playoff’s Today! Could be two great games?  Will be watching the first
in my Teepee and the last at JD’s while sipping (2 beers?) and eating HOT WINGS!Tongue

Ya Gotta Listen to

Leader of the Pack

to Enjoy the Rest Of The Story

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Not exciting enough? Well watch this video and I’ll bet you will be holding
your breath and waiting for the impact!   Scary!  Stress
Bet motorcycle fans Brent Parker or Dan Shoemaker could do it if they wanted! 🙂

Classmates: Life is short…  eat your dessert first!   Wink Luv ya Red heart B-T-B

“I cannot give you the formula for success but
I can give you the formula for failure – which is:
Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

Hello Crew … There was a Full Moon Over The Cocoa Crew at Jimmie’s

Hello CREW… Red rose 01-20-11

Wow! The full  MOON  was beautiful last night, brought out a great
turnout at Jimmie’s! Party smile Was a very busy night for the restaurant!

Hey Kids!!!

Why not listen to There’s A Moon Out Tonight by the Capris

Click “PLAY” below

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Then Read On!

ATTENDEES: Geri Heller & Bill,  Billy Weinberg, Mary Laycock & Ralph,
Clark & Marilyn True, David Alexander, Myrna Swindell,
Lynn & Lee Rolle, Barbara Thomas, Jerry Smith & B-T-B.
Server,  Deanne was great!
Jimmie’s made a few changes in the menu for food and drinks.
No more  2 -4 -1 drinks but the food is still as good as ever!

What’s and ole Indian to do? Stress Could not find an interesting
dessert at Jimmie’s so after the event I visited JD’s  for a cold one.
Some ole Guy was having a birthday and bought the house a round!
Ugh! Firewater Good!   Hummm maybe find dessert later! lol  Where

This should make you feel better:
An estimated 1.8 percent of U.S. adults are underweight, due to poor
nutrition or health conditions. – Provided by The World Almanac 2009
That must mean the other 98.2 % of us are….   HEALTHY! lol

Class of 61 Reunion: Lots of response, plans are made, money in the
bank and  A GREAT TIME FOR ALL in March ’11
Be sure to attend the picnic…  two ole Billy Goats will be flippin burgers!
Check out  WWW.TigerTopics for the latest information!


Unusual dates for this year: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11.

Take the last 2 digits of the year you were born & add that number to

the age you will be this year. Total should be 111.   Now that’s Weird! Crazy

GOOD NEWS! The good news is that there is  NO BAD NEWS this week!

Advance Info: Next CREW event,   Florida Seafood,  Cocoa Beach

“There is only one success –

to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

OR Join the CREW and be successful every WED! luv ya, Red heart B-T-B

By Unanimous Vote: 5:30 PM Wednesday January 19th, 2011 at Jimmie’s

By Unanimous Vote:  🙂

Next     HAPPY HOUR CREW event

5:30 PM   Wednesday  January 19th, 2011

Jimmie’s  Restaurant at the Turtle Creek Golf Club
1279  Admiralty Blvd.  Rockledge, Fl 32955
632-4611    3rd Visit

More Info:

Remember  2 – 4 – 1   Drinks and Server,  Amanda!

News from New Hampshire:
Classmate Conrad Koch is putting his Ford 8N Tractor to good use…  seems
that he is Having Fun… What plowing the snow around his home in order to
get out of the house!       Gee! wish I had an  8N!    

Email from Barbara Griner: “Help!  Conrad…  may I borrow your 8N?”
She is covered over in snow!

Back home again!   While at  JD’s this week met up with John & Sybil Dean
back from Montana!   John said it was 9 degrees there!
Brrrrrr!   Wonder if he needs to borrow the 8N?

CREW… here is where we pause to  SMILE and know we live in Sun Florida!

Life Expectancy: Go to this website and follow the directions.  When you put
the cursor on your age  (now)  you will see a probable life
expectancy.    B-T-B 11 +/- years to go!  Plenty of time to
GET OUT THERE, drink firewater and try to catch maidens!

Ok CREW you have heard it all!  See ya at Jimmie’s Wed?   luv ya  Red heart B-T-B

“There are two things to aim at in life;
first to get what you want,  Wink and after that to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” –  Logan P. Smith

People on Diets … READ THIS!!!!!


Some Common Mis Conceptions About

Healthy Lifestyles and Dieting


I love this Doctor!

Q: Doctor,  I’ve heard that  cardiovascular exercise can prolong life.  Is this true?

A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.  Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster.  Want to live longer?  Take nap.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A:  No, not at all.  Wine made from fruit.  Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way.  Beer also made of grain.  Bottom up!

Q: How  can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one.  If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

Q: What  are some of  the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can’t think of single one, sorry.  My philosophy is: No pain…good!

Q:  Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
A:  YOU NOT LISTENING!  Food are fried these day in vegetable oil.  In fact, they permeated by it.  How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!? 

QWill  sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not!  When you exercise muscle, it get bigger.  You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q:  Is chocolate bad for me?

A:  Are you crazy?!?  HEL-LO-O!!  Cocoa bean!  Another vegetable!  It best feel-good food around!

Q:  Is swimming good for your figure?

A:  If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me..

Q:  Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?

A:  Hey!  ‘Round’ is shape!

Well… I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And  remember:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO-HOO, what a ride!!”


For  those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health.  It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans..

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills

Hello CREW… 01-13-11 … Good Eats at Lea’s Bistro

Hello CREW… Red rose 01-13-11

Lea’s  Bistro has been remodeled since our last visit!   21 July 10
Place looks great and the menu has changed!    Still great food and service!
It was a dark and cold night,  Freezing only a few of the CREW ventured out for
the evening!   All who attended enjoyed the event!      Server,  “Sam”
short for Samantha did a great job!  Did I mention the soup? yum!

ATTENDEES: Clark True, George & Lois Reinhart, Mary Laycock & Ralph,
David Alexander,  and of course ole B-T-B.

Show n Tell: Clark True brought a $15,000 window for us to view!  Yikes!
It was a very thick, electrically heated airplane window that
had to be replaced in one of the Jets that he flew! Clark has
donated it to a local artist for a project!  Who knows you
may be seeing it a future Cocoa Village Art Show!  Where

Hummmm Did anybody notice the   ORANGE GATOR in the Today paper?
Someone had painted a live gator orange and turned it loose!
Bet those Rocky Top Folks had something to do with it!   NOT  ME! lol

I can’t believe it! There is actually a Club Sandwich named after a classmate!
I have known this guy for over 50 years,  one notable
thing I know about him is his talent to procrastinate
and get away with it! In the latest issue of the Beach Side
Resident, the Beachside Cafe has on it’s menu,
The Luigi”! But be warned…
if you order it, it might take a few hours to get it! Crazy

Tribe Information: It’s time to  get-out-there and gather some fire wood!
Ran out of Chili so the ole Teepee is cooling off!
Will be headed to Maui’s for some of the HOT WINGS CREW
snacks tonight!  Good friend, Mark Tersey from the KSC days
knows how to  TURN UP THE HEAT on the wings!   Stress

Stay safe, Stay warm and Stay in touch Classmates!   luv ya Red heart B-T-B

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.” – Dale Carnegie
Guess  what  I’ am  thinking!  Sneaky

Perception . . . Something To Think About . . .

Subject: Fw: Perception

. . . Something To Think About . . .

In Washington DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45

minutes.   During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule..

About 4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly.  The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time.  This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent – without exception – forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one applauded.  There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the DC Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . ..

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?