Cocoa Crew Review

A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

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

5:30 PM -Wednesday-Aug 1st-Ashley’s-Restaurant

Hello CREW… Red rose                                                             07-29-12

Birthday time!      Birthday cake  Already?   Wow!   Where does the time go!
Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW event 

               5:30 PM   on   Wednesday    Aug 1st 
                    Ashley’s   Restaurant
      1609  Highway 1    Rockledge, Fl   636-6430


August Birthdays:  10  Barbara Thomas   17  Jeanne Kenaston   

                          26  Suzanne Worland   31  Barbara Reinholdt   32  Batman

Sarah!     Celebration of Life  for Sarah Crockett-Gamble Saturday

               was a success!  Lots of relatives, friends and classmates.

             50-60 folks attended, all were proud to have known Sarah.

                We will miss her.  Many happy memories were shared.

FANTASTIC!    Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation!
                    This video shows what will happen on Monday Aug 6th!
          It’s a video & event  you don’t want to miss!   Very Well Done!
                            So complicated…  hope it all goes well!
Kudo’s!       Opening of Olympic Games in England!  Beautiful! 
                      Go USA!  WIN  GOLD…  SILVER…  and  BRONZE!
Live so that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell
                the family parrot to the town gossip. – Will Rogers 

Sent from my i-teepee while guarding the parrot cage!  Can NOT sell that bird! 


NO Rock Shrimp! But the dinners at Florida Seafood were great!

HELLO CREW… Red rose                                                             07-26-12

NO Rock Shrimp!   But the dinners at Florida Seafood were great!

                                 If you like seafood this is the place to go!
                             Good selection for the Early Birds and Seniors! 😉

Attendees:   Bill Weinberg, Gerry Heller-Raines & Bill, Myrna Swindell,
                  George & Lois Reinhart, Clark True, Jackie Lane & ole BTB.   
Celebration of Life!   Sarah Crocket-Gamble   4 PM Saturday 7-28
                              to be held in the recreation room, south end of the
    Sunset Harbor Condos.  3873 S. Banana River Blvd  Cocoa Beach, Fl.
                           Parking at the Riverside Bank is available!
Ann Driskill-Rudd:      Hi, want to let everyone know that I am meeting
      Judy Parker-Griffis & Mick 2 PM Saturday 7-28  FL Seafood before
    Sarah’s service. If anyone wants to meet us that would be great. Ann
Back Home!     While having a cold one at JD’s met up with Roger and
       Pam Greek, back from their trip to Montana with John & Sybil Dean.
       Roger said temps were cool and they had a very good vacation visit.
Saturday July 28:      woof!  Dog face    woof!     National  Chili  Dog  Day! 
                                                  Take a bite of your favorite Hot Dog! lol
Next event:     Aug 1st  CREW birthday time at  Ashley’s  in Rockledge!
  10  Barbara Thomas   17  Jeanne Kenaston
                                   26  Suzanne Worland   31  Barbara Reinholdt    32  Batman
                                                  Are  you  on  the  CREW  birthday  list? 
Romance is a state of being.
                  It’s about taking action ON YOUR FEELINGS!
                                                                                  – Unknown
Sent from my  i-teepee while reflecting on the good times at CHS!


Hello CREW… Red rose                                                                 07-22-12

Ta – Daaaa!    And now for our Cocoa Beach Classmates…
                                                Anybody out there hungry?

Next    HAPPY HOUR CREW event:               5:30 PM   on  WEDNESDAY     July 25, 2012  


                                 Luv their Rock Shrimp!  😉

                       480 West Cocoa Beach Causeway
Cocoa Beach, Florida  32931  784-0892
This is COOL!     Check out this website, will let you look back to any
                         specific day you choose to see “What’s Happening?”
Who is Bindi?         Trivia!  Cute name!  Do you know who she is?
          Bindi  is an Australian Aboriginal word that means  –  young girl.
                              Hummmm is a young boy a  Bumdi ? lol
Sarah’s Obit: ole Indian…  sitting here in his teepee and reflecting on recent events.

  Seems like a lot of bad and not enough good.  But, as my mom used to tell
  me…   “This too shall pass!”     CREW lets all take a moment to give thanks
  for the positive things in our lives, Family, Friends,  reasonably good health
  and the optimism for more good times in the future!  Luv Ya Red heart CREW BTB 

Coffee, Chocolate, Men..  
                        some things are better rich!  – A Hollywood Starlet 
Sent from my  i-teepee  while in a  reflective  mood!

From where it all started! Post Number 356 How time does fly!!!


Hello CREW… Red rose                                                                 07-19-12
Yea CHS!  Big turnout last night!  Party smile  A group of CHS Youngsters, and
                 as always some of the more, experienced?  Classmates! lol
Attendees:   L to R attach.  Susy McLean, Dot Lanier, Benny McLean,
                 Billy Weinberg, Clark True (hidden!) Jerry Fischer (standing)
           Myrna Swindell, Lois Reinhart, an Indian?   Ann Driskill (partial!)
              Charlie & Mary Black, Not Shown: Dexter & Linda Beck, and
       Al Ballenger. George Reinhart took the picture. ( Thanks George! )
                                 SERVER:  Christina was very good! 
Myrna… smiling, just back from HOT Atlanta Jewelry Show.
Ann…… excited, getting ready for a trip to visit Julie McClure.
Clark…. luv’s to kid Ann!   ( She is quick to return kidding! )
Lois….. still working at  KSC  to support all of us retiree’s!  Red rose 
BTB….. Happy!  To be anywhere!
Sad News:    Sarah Crockett, CHS Classmate passed  7-18-12.
                        The CREW sends condolences to her family.
                         No other information available at this time.
Another Virus Warning:   Jerry Fine passed this along for the CREW!
    If you get an email from usps stating they could not deliver a package.
     They ask you to  “CLICK HERE”  to print a shipping label and to take
      it to the post office to get the package!   Don’t Do It!   It’s a VIRUS!
                            Thanks for the update Jerry!    
Tonight:   TV Ch 1235?  Travelocity!  Might be on Speed Ch 32?
                      8 or 9 PM?    Jerry Seinfeld has a new show!
                 Talks with Stars about the cars they like and drive?
              Jerry is a genuine car-nut like some of our Classmates!
   The ? marks… not sure about info, saw a brief commercial last nite!  
Next event:     Florida Seafood, C.B.   Visit: #9   Last: May 23rd
Over heard at JD’s Firewater Trading Post…
    Squaw asks ole Indian… “How many maidens you sleep with?”
         Ole Indian…  “Only you, with all the rest me awake!”
Sent from my  i-teepee while watching Lone Ranger Re-runs! 
                                                                 Tonto taught him everything he knows! lol 

Back To Norman’s Raw Bar

Hello CREW… Red rose                                                       07-15-12

 Yep!    Time to re-visit where it all started Many Moons  ago!
Next    HAPPY HOUR CREW event

                 5:30 PM   Wednesday   07-18-12

         NORMAN’s  Raw Bar &  Grille
     3  Forrest Avenue,  Cocoa  433-0872
The following copied from

         A website maintained by Conrad Koch.

Composed by Conrad Koch,  Cocoa High School  Class of 59

It may have been eight or nine years ago when Corinne and Billy happened to run into each other at the Alamo.  As they spent a few minutes talking over the “good-ole-days”  Corinne remarked how good it would be to get together with some old school pals.  That was about it!  The thought languished for a couple of years and then a funny thing happened. 

Rufo’s Muffler shop, now converted  to Normans, a really swinging restaurant and bar, became a meeting place for a few of the old classmates that Billy and Corinne talked about.  Five or six folks would show up  Wednesday evenings and spend a couple of hours chatting and eating and  having a generally great time sharing what was left of the memories of years past and renewing friendships that would  last for  years to come.

Soon the word spread and a few more folks would  show up. Then even more would find their way to what became a weekly Wednesday  evening “gathering”.   Someone suggested that maybe a weekly change of scene  and  the chance to experience varied cuisine would be a good idea. That started the “Crew’s” plans to meet at different venues each week.

The word spread, more and more folks would join the crew.  As many as 25 or 30 people would show up on occasion.  Wow!  What a fun gathering had been created.  Monthly, it was suggested,  the Crew would meet at Ashley’s to celebrate birthdays.   cake and frivolity would be served.  No one minded getting older.
                                   An idea whose time had come
                                        A fine bunch of people.
                                         A unique gathering.

                                                What a Kick
                                               What a Crew
                                       What a fine thing to do
                                Now it’s time to get of the dime
                              and Launch a Cocoa Crew Review!

     Thank you Conrad for all that you do!  ~ THE CREW

Olie Had A Car Accident

An old yooper named Olie had a car accident.

He was hit by a truck owned by the Quarry on Drummond Island

In court, the Quarry Company’s hot-shot attorney questioned him thus:

‘Didn’t you say to the state trooper at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine?”
Olie responded:   ‘vell, I’lla tell you vat happened dere. I’d yust loaded my fav’rit cow, Bessie, into da…        ‘

‘I didn’t ask for any details’, the lawyer interrupted. ‘Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine!’?’

Olie said, ‘vell, I’d yust got Bessie into da trailer and I vas drivin’ down da road…. ‘

The lawyer interrupted again and said,   ‘Your Honor, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police on the scene that he was fine.   Now several weeks after the accident, he is trying to sue my client.   I believe he is a fraud.   Please tell him to simply answer the question. ‘

By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Olie’s answer and said to the attorney:
‘I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favorite cow, Bessie’.

Olie said: ‘Tank you’ and proceeded. ‘vell as I vas saying,   I had yust loaded Bessie, my fav’rit cow, into de trailer and was drivin’ her down de road vindis huge Quary truck and trailer came tundering tru a stop sign and hit me trailer right indaside by golly.   I was trown into one ditch and Bessie was trown into da udder ditch.

By yimminy yahosaphat I vas hurt, purty durn bad, and didn’t want to move.   An even vurse dan dat, I could hear old Bessie a moanin’ and a groanin’.   I knew she vas in terrible pain yust by her groans.

Shortly after da accident, a policeman turned up.   He could hear Bessie a moanin’ and a groanin’ too, so he vent over to her.   After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her right between the eyes.

Den da policeman came across de road, gun still in hand, looked at me, and said,   ‘How are you feelin’?’

‘Now wot da heck vud you say?’

The Server was “HOT” according to BTB

Or were the servings “HOT”/
Hello CREW… Red rose                                                              07-12-12

Birthdays can be fun when you meet with the CREW at Ashley’s!   Party smile

                           Do I have your B-Day on the CREW list?  🙂
Attendees:    Ann Driskill, Chairperson Corinne Bowley, Clark True,
                       Bill Weinberg, Lynn & Lee Rolle, Lois & Geo Reinhart,
                  Linda & Dexter Beck, Ben Young, Al Ballenger, & the HOI !
                                Server:  Christie was and is the BEST!
             The Shrimp, Sausage & Chicken ETOUFFEE  was  AWESOME!
                   BTW…   the  Coconut Birthday Cake was yummm!
Yes!         This weeks CREW email has a   CENTERFOLD! 
          Check out these Beautiful Ladies and CHS CLASSMATES!
            See attachment!   Do you know who was 1st?  2nd?
                                         Answers… Thinking smile  next week!
Take This Test!  You could save a life!  Important information
                            sent to us by classmate Elma Atkinson-McNairy.  Red rose
                         If you pass this simulated test  you will save a life!
Can’t wait?   lol   1st: Red rose Betty Ann Boothe      2nd: Red rose Ann Driskill
Next Week:   Where the fun started years ago!  Do you remember?
                                 3 Forrest Avenue  Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 433-0872
                       Can you guess where?  Sneaky Hope to see ya there!
A conscience is what hurts when
                      all your other parts feel so good.  – Steven Wright
Sent from my i-teepee while listening to Cajun Zydeco music!  lol  

July 11th Ashley’s Restaurant

Hello CREW… Red rose                                                             07-08-12

 Well I didn’t have a  fifth  on the 4th…  but I did have 2 beers!   Who me?
Good News!   Time for the postponed  CREW Birthday Celebration!
Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW event 

               5:30 PM   on   Wednesday    July 11th

                      Ashley’s   Restaurant

             1609  Highway 1    Rockledge, Fl   636-6430


                          Yummm… cake!

    Rumor from “Christie”…  They might be serving Crawfish Etouffee!  🙂   

July B-Days    1  Julie McClure    4  Marilyn True    7   Harvey  Baker

                              9   Priscilla Firkins   9   Bob Berghult   18   Diane Likon

                                           19   Howard Payne    32  Clark Kent   

Read My Lips!    Classmate & Friend  Conrad Koch  Class of 59
is running for office in NH.
             State Representative, representing Milford, District 23,
                            in the County of Hillsborough NH.

                   The preceding is  NOT  a paid political announcement,
                     just a little info on a much admired fellow CHS Classmate!
Update:   Per Jackie Lane & Ginger Fine, Sarah Crockett is at home
                     in short term hospice care.   (Thinking of her…)
I Can See!   Classmate Priscilla Ferkins is among the latest to have
                          successfully completed cataract surgery! 
                 (Priscilla!  Ain’t it great to  SEE  the difference!  BillyTwoBeers)
It’s Hot up here!    Classmate Jimmy Sisco noted that while flying
               in N. Carolina at  over 5000 ft,   the temp was still 95 deg!
 Phew!  Jim at least now you don’t have to wear your fleece lined flight suit lol 
9 to 9  Rule!     Phone etiquette:    Do you remember?
    Ms. Brown’s Charm School:  Don’t call anyone before 9 or after 9. 
                 Ole Indian says… “Unless it’s a Bootie Call!”  heh!  heh!  heh! 

Warning:   Classmate Jerry Fine warns us about a NEW
                   computer virus that may hit on Monday 7-9-12!
                   Be extra -careful while reading your emails!    Steaming mad  

One never knows what each day is going to bring.
              The important thing is to be open and ready for it.
                         – Henry Morgan     Ole Indians – always ready!   😉
Sent from my  i-teepee  while looking for my  N.H. Tribe Voters Card!