Cocoa Crew Review

A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

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

It was a dark and stormy, windy night; the rain fell in torrents …. Hello CREW… 3-30-11

Hello CREW… Red rose 3-30-11

It was a dark and stormy, windy night; the rain fell in torrents �  Storm cloud
except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind
which swept up the streets (for it is on Merritt Island that our scene lies),
along the roof tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps
that struggled against the darkness.
Opening line from  Paul Clifford a novel published in 1830 by English
author Edward Bulwer-Lytton Mr. E would be proud! lol
Yet they came, in one’s and two’s until the table at Red Lobster was filled!  Winking smile
Attendees: George & Lois Reinhart, Clark True, David Alexander, Bill Weinberg,
Gerry Heller & Bill, Greg Seitner, Carole Saxe, Barbara Thomas,
Myrna Swindell, Jerry Smith, Gerry Trammell, Harvey & Sandy Baker,
Tom & Gloria Tinker &  B-T-B. Server Rose was awesome!
( Hey Ralph!   Where are you? )
Way to go CREW… Bad Lightning weather didn’t keep us from having a great time!
Good News… Conrad’s wife Midge is feeling fine and back to work after her back
Bad News…. Conrad’s tractor needs some work!  lol
Dear Pilgrims, (currently called Americans)
Don’t you just hate immigrants?    Sincerely, the Native American Indians!
Happy Birthday Birthday cake Fred Gay CHS  Class of 59  March 31st.
Whoa! Way too many candles!  lol

If anyone has his email address forward this msg from the CREW!

Next Event? Ashley’s in Rockledge the CREW Birthday celebration!
We only have one name,  April 22 Judy McAllister!
If you were born in April let me know… 😉

“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be.
what will happen in all the other days that ever come
can depend on what you do today.” – Ernest Hemingway

Red Lobster on Merritt Island 30 March 2011

Hello CREW… Red rose 3-27-11

Curious? Did everyone get the  CREW REVIEW 3-23-11 last week?
Seems there might have been a  Gremlin Alien in the email world?

When? Surprised smile The last time the  CREW visited this place was April 21, 2010!

By Popular Vote: (4th visit)

The Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW event

5:30  PM  Wednesday  March 30th

Red Lobster on Merritt Island
215 East Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321) 453-3520

Big Skeeter meeting: Sunday, April 10, 2011  2 PM A business meeting for the
folks that organize the Mosquito Beaters events.  They could
sure use some younger help!  (us?  ole B-T-B will be there!)
Come on down and help make next year even better than this year!
Location: Cocoa First Baptist Church, “The Dixon Room”  215 Oak Street Cocoa, Fl.

What’s up Doc? Wednesday March 30th is:   Doctor’s  Day!
National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States.
A day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve by caring for citizens.
Good Grief!  Most of us (CREW)  have  CONTRIBUTED  plenty to them!  lol

Another CREW event? Naaaa    The second mini-CREW breakfast event was today
at  Gaskins in north Cocoa.  a few CREW members met for
breakfast that included  Fried Green Tomatoes Yummmm! A discussion about a future
Road Trip Lunch! anyone want to “caravan” to a location, T.B.D  for a day out and
dining?   If interested?  Have any suggestions?  Email you thoughts to me    B-T-B.
( and  NO  Conrad…  we won’t be able to drive to New Hampshire for a Fireman’s breakfast lol )

Email from Barbara Bolte-Mills: (Nascar fan in Tenn, I ‘am jealous!)
I attended a dinner with Junior Johnson Thursday night, got to sample his new moonshine
with each course of the meal!  Had a great question/answer time with him and he shared
a lot of the old stories of racing like it used to be!    It was a highlight of my weekend!
Miss everyone there and I hope to see you all when I am down for a week in June.
Enjoy your spring, it is back in the 40’s here!  Barb Mills

Want a new car? This ad was in the Fla Today NP  3-26  P. 3B
A local Honda place –  Come on in and get a car…  Auto
O down, O payments for 6 months,  O interest, O gas bills for 6 months,  Good Grief!
Maybe the whole CREW should go down, get one and in 6 months give it back
saying…   “Nice car but it wouldn’t  STOP!”  (Spin Tires On Pavement!)  lol

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life,
when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about!
– Charles Kingsley

Hey!   Attend a  CREW event and you will understand!  luv ya Red heart B-T-B

Hello CREW… 03-24-11 Firewater …. uuum good at Longhorns


What? How did I miss it?   March 20 Red rose was  THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
Next thing ya know it will be  Bunny Bunny time!

Giddy Up! Well Pilgrims, (in my best John Wayne voice)   ya had to be there
at Longhorn’s Steak House!  The grub was good…  served with all
the fixin’s and a little firewater to loosen up the shindig! Yee Haw!
We circled the wagons around sundown and the Gent’s and Ladies
gathered round the chuck wagon for a down home cowboy hullabaloo!

Attendees: Bill Weinberg, Greg Seitner, Carole Saxe, Geo and Lois Reinhart,
Clark True, Barbara Thomas, Sandy Brannin & David Alexander.
Server “Jessica”  was: Pretty, Pert and Professional! 🙂

Have you ever felt….
Upon completing two long years overseas on deployment in the U.S. Navy,
and only recently having rec’d a “Dear John” from my USA Sweetheart! Crying face
I got off the plane and up walks an Airman with a portable radio playing
playing this song!  I got down, kissed the ground and was soooooooooo
HAPPY to be back in the      USA,   LAND  OF  THE  FREE!

YES!   You Bet Your A**!   I  Felt  SATISFACTION!

Did You Know?   102 CHS Classmates receive the CREW emails…  Smile
and some of those folks forward them on to others!
Sadly 101 of the emails are sent back to me with a spam rejection notice !!!
To who ever you are that actually reads them…  Thanks!

By popular vote: Next week’s  CREW event will be at  Red Lobster, M.I.

“Once you’ve accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by,
you’re too old to remember it.” – Unknown

Attend a CREW event and you will see…  we remember almost everything!  luv ya Red heartB-T-B

Hello CREW… 03-20-11 See the “Moon Over Cocoa”

Hello CREW… Red rose 03-20-11

Correction: Embarrased smile Typed too fast!  It was Steve Moorehead in the picture
not his younger brother Greg!    Heck! I’m an old guy,
people expect me to make mistakes…  so I do!  lol

By popular vote:  Tongue yummmm!

next   HAPPY HOUR CREW event

( 7th visit, last one on 2-9 )

5:30 PM  Wednesday  March 23, 2011

770 East Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt island, FL 32952  (321) 456-5559


A NEW CAREER? Chef-Boy-Hardy will be Flippin – Burgers today!
12 – 2 pm at the American Legion Post #22 in Cocoa.
The Post Commander called and asked me to help out!
Guess he heard about Bill Weinberg and I cooking at the
Class of 61 Picnic???  However, if Tom Newbern  (Mr. Burger KIng)
calls I am still a free-agent looking for a Whopper signing bonus!  lol

Moon over Cocoa! Wow! Did you notice how big and bright the Moon
was last night!  Sleeping half-moon Paper say’s the moon is at it’s
closest point in years!   Check it out tonight!

mini – CREW breakfast: Four members of the  HAPPY HOUR CREW
met this morning.   They were checking out a new location.
Peddlers Village Diner in Rockledge.      Great breakfast and
they offer Shepherd’s Pie for Dinner!   :-))) Yummm!
Friday TODAY NP TGIF Section gave them a 3 palm rating!

Road Trip? At breakfast a discussion about where we (CREW) might
go on a “Road-Trip” for dinner and fun!  If you have any
ideas for a Sunday drive location, send me an email.
Fish camps, picnic grounds, road-kill diners etc!      Party smile

Email from Gerry Heller-Raines…
“I cried through this, and so will you. What an inspiring salute
to all those men and women risking their lives for us!”   Gerry
( A video of the band “Kiss” visiting our servicemen. )

CREW is alive and active! Red rose
Could life possibly get any better than this?   luv ya, Red heart B-T-B

“I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”
– Douglas Adams

Hello CREW… 03-17-11 … Mac & Carole, employees of JD’s did everything

Hello CREW… Red rose 03-17-11

Happy   ST PATRICK’S DAY   to you all!

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings,
slow to make enemies and quick to make friends,
may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward!

May you be in heaven a full hour before the devil knows your dead!

CREW! Classmates!  and  Friends… Last night at JD’s was a  TOTAL SURPRISE! Surprised smile
After all the activities of the last weekend our youngsters still wanted to
GET OUT THERE for more good times, food and lots of smiles!
What a night!   One of the most attended events ever! (25)     Great to see everyone!

Attendees: Chairperson Corinne Bowley, Gerry Heller & Bill, Greg Seitner, Clark True,
John “Wilt” Wagner & Donna Price, Jack & Linda Young, David Alexander,
Carole Saxe, Billy Weinberg, Howard & Dee Payne, Geo & Lois Reinhart,
Tom & Marge Newbern, Myrna Swindell, Judy Whitley, Mary Laycock
Ralph, and a phone call from Harvey & Sandy Baker!  Plus ole B-T-B!

Gotta say… Mac & Carole, employees of JD’s did everything possible to ensure a
wonderful evening for all the guests!    Thank you both! Open-mouth smile

Next Event: 5:30 PM  Wednesday  03-23-11    Longhorns Steak House, M.I.
( our last visit was Feb 9th, it was #6 )

Pictures Wilt and Donna brought two photos that brought back many
memories of our HAPPY DAYS at  Cocoa High School!  One was
a picture of four of our Cheerleaders…  Lois Atkinson, Donna Price,
Anne Barron, and Marti Beverage!

Gee!  They are
The other was a picture of the Guys in the Key Club!  Guy’s you should
have been at the event!

After looking at the pictures most of the Ladies
present remarked…   “Wow!  Those  guy’s  are  good  looking!”

Hummmm one of the guys in the picture was labeled  “Cute”! Eye-rolling smile aww shucks!
( just another Happy Little Indian!  lol )

Hope to be able to send copies out to all if  “Wilt” can scan them in to an attachment!

To Tip or Not To Tip?    or   Do Senior’s get Respect?
Sent this video to some of you earlier, but to be sure you didn’t miss it…
here it is again!   Thanks to Alice Barron for the informative video!

Email from Conrad Koch
Meant to respond to you when I received the note from your Crew Review.

Midge (wife) is doing well. She came home Saturday afternoon. Getting a lot of rest!
Pain is gone  … I think forever… thanks to the fine work of the surgeon.
Thanks for asking and I’ll pass along your  (the CREW) best wishes.

And finally…  this for the Single Guys!

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.  A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl who is a hot one.     May all your beer be cold ones!

Here’s to women’s kisses, and to whiskey, amber clear;
Not as sweet as a woman’s kiss, but a darn sight more sincere! What

One more thing… Thanks to ALL for the nice comments about the Crew emails!

It is not a job/work, when you enjoy what your doing!  luv ya,  Red heart B-T-B

Hello CREW… 03-13-11 Spring Forward to JDs on 3-16-2011

Hello CREW… Red rose 03-13-11

Spring Forward!   Did you set your clocks   Clock ahead 1 hour today?

From all the accounts that I have heard, the gatherings were a big success!


Phew! This weekend was a busy one!   So much to do in so little time!
I am sure we all need to rest up for the…

Next   HAPPY  HOUR  CREW event:
5:30 PM   Wednesday   03-16-11

JD’s  Sports Bar and Grill
Last visit: 11-24-10
( the old Boarshead Lounge)
1644 Fiske Blvd Rockledge, FL 32955
634-1811� – Bar 634-1841� – Fax

St Patrick’s Day… Thur March 17th & to honor this occasion, a little early…
Everyone wear a  Little of the Green for luck! to our
CREW event on the 16th.  Hummmm  Maybe JD’s  will have
some corn beef and cabbage with Fried Green Tomatoes! Green with envy

Ladies, what is your cup size? Coffee cup Hummmm that’s a Spicy thought! 🙂
Women in a Swedish study who drank at least a cup of coffee
every day had a    22  to  25 percent   lower risk of a stroke
compared to those who drank less coffee or none at all.
Women who drank at least two shots of Vodka really enjoyed their strokes!
MEN,  All you need is cup beer every day!  I KNEW THAT!   Where B-T-B

Hey!  CREW… Did you know we, 60-80 are in the Goldilocks Zone?
Not too old…   Not too Young…   JUST RIGHT! Angel

From the CREW…
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Conrad Koch’s wife Midge.
She is recovering from back surgery. Red rose Keep us posted Conrad!

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kay’s was the Venue for The Crew and The Cubs

Hello CREW… Red rose 03-10-11

Last night at Kay’s Barbecue In Cocoa!

Thanks! My personal thanks to Rene & Sue LeRoy for inviting us older Tigers
to participate in this gathering!    What a way to start this weekend!
Bill Hardy
Rene,   if you will please pass along this email to the Tiger Cubs! Where

Wow! What a pep rally!  Party smile Lots of CHS Classmates, great Bar-b-cue and
everyone enjoying the company!  Gee! The younger Tigers still know
how to have a good time!   Classmates from 1959 thru 1966 were on
hand to renew friendships and meet some we had not seen in years!
No texting, twittering or tweeting, just lively and happy conversations!
Those  Tiger Cubs were full of energy and looking great!

Attendees: Where do I start? Me, him, her and them! Winking smile 64 +/-  Tigers!
To  many  to  list!  lol

Well with that said……  next is the  Mosquito Beaters events, Friday night and
Saturday afternoon!   Followed by the Class of 61 Reunion Saturday night and
finishing up with the CHS picnic on Sunday!       For more info visit these sites:

It’s raining   Storm cloud today but the weekend forecast is Clear & Cool!  🙂

Hummmmm in addition to all the activities this coming weekend…
Don’t forget to  SPRING   Clock FORWARD Sunday Morning!

Whoops! It’s almost nap time… lol   Nuff  for now!    Luv ya,  Red heart B-T-B

Life may not be the party you hoped for,
but while you are here you might as well dance!  –  Anonymous

Hello CREW… 03-06-11 Classes of 59-60-61 join up with CHS Classes of 63-64-65

Hello CREW… Red rose 03-06-11

This is it! A gathering of Tiger’s and Tiger Cubs!  Winking smile Don’t miss this one!
Class of 59-60-61  join up with  CHS Class of 63-64-65
Not a reunion!   Just friends!

Next    HAPPY  HOUR  CREW event:

6:00 pm  Wednesday   03-09-11   at  Kay’s  Bar-B-Que

1552  W. King St.  Cocoa        636- 6730

You will be ordering off the menu and it is Dutch Treat, unless
you have won the lottery and want to pay the bill!  Life is good! Rene
H.H. CREW RSVP To: HARDYWT@HOTMAIL.COM no later than  5 pm  March 7th
Kay’s need to have some idea as to the size of the group!
It gives me gas! Bet you have noticed that gas prices have gone up 40 cents +
in the last two weeks!  Surprised smile Use this website to find the best prices
Really ugly! Buttermilk  Crazy at Publix is now $8.50 per gallon!   Good Grief!
Ok… There you have it!  This weekend should be fun for all!  A good time
to visit with friends and classmates!    Hope to see ya all there!  Open-mouth smile
“Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved!
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.” – Leo Tolstoy