Cocoa Crew Review

A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

Where It All Started

Cheer! Cheer! The CREW was here… JD’s Sports Bar!

Hello CREW…  Red rose                                                      02-28-13

 
 
Cheer! Cheer!   The  CREW  was here…  JD's Sports Bar!
                                    Gee!   Getting older IS fun!  lol  
 
JD's 2-27
Attendees: L – R in attachment: Wounded Indian, Carole Saxe,
                          Marilyn True, Clark True, Myrna Swindell,
                          Mary Laycock, Bill Weinberg, Ann Driskill.
                                Server:   Kelsey… good and good lookin!     
 
Happy Days!       Today  is  National  Batchelor  Day 

                      Too Cute!   Scientists have discovered a food that

                                   diminishes a woman's sex drive by 92%!

                                         It's called a Wedding Cake!  Sneaky

 

 

Need help!   Bill Weinberg is asking for "set-up" help before
      a reunion gathering at the Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club
     on Saturday March 9th @ 3 PM.  Contact Bill if you would
               like to volunteer!  ibweinberg@cfl.rr.com
 
 
Ole  J.J.     Way to go Chevrolet #48 Jimmy Johnson,
                    now a two time Daytona 500 winner! 
                                 Danica? #10  Finished 8th. 
 
Good chow!      Grant Seafood Festival this weekend!
                     March 2nd & 3rd.  http://grantseafoodfestival.com/    

 

Going well:   Email from Charles Butler, recovering from

                        back surgery.  Making good progress!

 

 

 

Ole BTB:    Recovering nicely after knee surgery, Feb 26th!

             Ugh!  Medicine Man say he should be able to chase squaws

                  after a couple of re-hab visits!  But only if he can remember

           what is supposed to happen when he catches one!  Hummm???  
 

Next week:  CREW Birthday Celebration @ Ashleys!
    2  Roy Tharpe    3  Sandy Baker    9  Elma Atkinson    10  Sandy Jenkins

 

     10    Dan  Shoemaker   14  Jack Young   22  Ruth  Bryant   27  John Dean

 

                                     28  Joyce Spell              29  Capt. Ahab 

 

 

 

 

Those who live by the sword…

 

          will get shot by those of us who don't.  Anonymous 

 


Sent from my i-teepee while recovering from Wounded Knee surgery!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What character was removed from the alphabet but is still used every day?

What character was removed from the alphabet but is still used every day?
  

Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself.

The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. In the first century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word et which means “and” they linked the e and t. Over time the combined letters came to signify the word “and” in English as well. Certain versions of the ampersand, like that in the font Caslon, clearly reveal the origin of the shape.

The word “ampersand” came many years later when “&” was actually part of the English alphabet. In the early 1800s, school children reciting their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the &. It would have been confusing to say “X, Y, Z, and.” Rather, the students said, “and per se and.” “Per se” means “by itself,” so the students were essentially saying, “X, Y, Z, and by itself and.” Over time, “and per se and” was slurred together into the word we use today: ampersand. When a word comes about from a mistaken pronunciation, it’s called a mondegreen. Find out why here.

(The ampersand is also used in an unusual configuration where it appears as “&c” and means etc. The ampersand does double work as the e and t.)

The ampersand isn’t the only former member of the alphabet. Learn what led to the extinction of the thorn and the wynn.

Are there other symbols or letters you would like to learn about? The most popular choice below will be our focus in the near future.


Read more at http://hotword.dictionary.com/ampersand/#pPjspXIleyOkdTYU.99

JD’s Sports Bar and Grille 5:30 PM Wednesday 02-27-13



Hello CREW… Red rose                                             02-24-13 
 

 
Zoooom!      The Daytona  500 Race at Noon on FOX!  
 
Next   HAPPY HOUR CREW event
  
            5:30 PM     Wednesday      02-27-13
  
    JD's  Sports Bar and Grille
                           (the  old  Boarshead  Lounge) 
 
              1644 Fiske Blvd  Rockledge, FL 32955
                634-1811‎ – Bar     634-1841‎ – Fax
               http://www.jdssportsbarandgrill.com/
 
 
National Bachelors' Day   Flirt-male   Thursday, Feb 28th
                     A special day for those lucky? guys!
 
  I 1-D-R?        When you get online: texting, using IMing SMSing,
    I wonder?         cell Phones, Blackberries, PDA's, games, chat rooms,
 you may need abbreviations:  http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php
             Yes…  I'm GFON!  But… EMRTW,  so  GLGH  &  RBTL!
            
Pre-op jitters? lol  If the ole Indian doesn't survive the operation
        he wants all to know, he had a great time  before riding ole paint
       down the road to Hell!   After spending part of his retirement at the
                       Happy Hunting Grounds…  JD's Sports Bar.
  Everyone try to meet there & share a story/lie about ole BillyTwoBeers!
           Epitaph:  An Ole Indian who succumbed to Wounded Knee!    
 
BTB to  Devil  Devil at the Gates to Hell! 
                         "What do you mean, I can't bring my 56 Chevy?" 
 
 
How old R U?   Check here!  http://korn19.ch/coding/days.php 

Middle age is when you've met so many
              people that every new person you meet
                             reminds you of someone else. – Ogden Nash
 
Sent from my i-teepee while getting into my racing uniform!   GO CHEVROLET!  
 

It was huge! 21 classmates & friends were at Kelsey’s last night!

ello CREW… Red rose                                                          02-21-13

 
 
It was huge!   21 classmates & friends were at Kelsey's last night! 
 
Attendees:    Clark True & granddaughter Brittany, Ann Driskill,
                  Howard Payne, Wilt & Donna Wagner, David Alexander,
                     Wilt & Donna Wagner, Bill Weinberg, Mary Laycock,
                    Myrna Swindell & granddaughters Isabella & Amelia,
                          Dick & Pat, Bankhead, Charlie & Mary Black,
                                Tom & Gloria Tinker, and ole BTB
                                Server:  Lindsey was letter perfect!   

 
Get well soon!   Marge Newbern, home recovering from surgery.
 

OLD Indian?  Annoyed grrrr          Doc, what's this pain in my left knee?
   Well… BillyTwoBeers, imagine you wear the same pair of moccasins
for 25 years, don't you think there might be a hole worn in them? Duh!  
So the cure is medial meniscus repair, arthroscopic knee surgery!  Ugh!
         It's an out-patient deal and BTB will be as good as new after it is done!
 
Ole Indian has "Wounded  Knee" after all those years of tribal dancing!  Now he must
pay the Great Spirits of the Happy Dancing Grounds!   Hummm wonder if medicine man
     will take Buffalo Hides, Eagle Feathers or Beaver Pelts for payment!  Confused  BTB 
 
 
Permite celebra!  Cocktail   Friday is National Margarita Day! 
         (Let's Celebrate!)                     My vote for BEST is at Alamo Mexican
in Rockledge!
                                             2  4  1  on Saturday and they are Awesome!
                                              Chaparral Mexican in Cocoa…  a close 2nd! 
 
Help Needed:  Dick Bankhead has asked if anyone has some time to
                  spare…  the Mosquito Beaters Group need volunteers
                      to help with the Reunion in early March!  This is a Fun
                       event every year but it takes some effort to organize!  
                         Contact:  Dick Bankhead  dick.bankhead@gmail.com
 
 
Don't Call Back!    Got a call from  331 205-8765   it's a scam!
                                 Checked this out on GOOGLE and it is trouble! 

DAYTONA 500:    “The Great American Race”    Sunday 2-24-13
                                      12:40 PM on Fox


Next week:    JD's Sports Bar    Visit: #18    Last: 12-19-12 

 

 If we all did the things we are capable of doing,

            we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas Alva Edison
 
Sent from my i-teepee while looking for my  pre-op  Jose Cuervo! 

Freezing Brrrr! 39 degrees in Cocoa this morning!

Hello CREW… Red rose 02-17-13

What? Freezing Brrrr! 39 degrees in Cocoa this morning!
Need HOT Squaw, more firewood & firewater for teepee!

Popular vote: Kelsey's Pizzeria Visit: #12 Last: 10-31-12

Next HAPPY HOUR CREW event:

5:30 PM Wednesday February 20, 2013

Kelsey's Pizzeria
1954 US Highway 1, Rockledge. 321 433-0095
Take a left at the 3rd red light south of Ashley's.
That is the Eyster Blvd light!
http://www.kelseys.com/

Big Bucks! William McKinley ($500) Grover Cleveland ($1,000)
James Madison ($5,000) Salmon P. Chase ($10,000)
Hummm Ole Indian still uses Buffalo Skins and Eagle Feathers!

P – Day! Monday is Presidents Day…
Get out there and SALUTE a president!

Good start: 68 Burmese pythons captured in South Fla.
During hunting season the biggest was over 14 ft.

Great Therapy? If you wake up in a bad mood… Angry smile
go here and UNLOAD, you will feel better! lol

http://deti.mil.by/templates/swf/Pistol/index.swf
Best score so far… 02-15-13 8:09 AM 30 in 2 seconds!

Inside Every Older Person Is A Younger Person
Wondering What The Hell Happened! – Unknown

Sent from my i-teepee while sorting through some bows and arrows!

HAPPY V-D to everyone! February 14 – Valentines Day

Hello CREW… Red rose                                                  02-14-13 
 
  HAPPY  V-D
  to everyone!     https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1511767.gif
                   February 14  – Valentines Day 
Ole Indian:  "Candy is dandy but  "Firewater"  is quicker!"
  
 


Caught one!   Dinner at the Bonefish Grill was AWESOME!
                                  Bang Bang Shrimp… very good!
            Gerry Heller-Raines said  DITTO  for the Bang Bang Chicken! 
 
Attendees:   Chairperson Corinne Bowley, Myrna Swindel,
                        Tom & Gloria Tinker, Gerry Heller & Bill,
                   Bill Weinberg, Carole Saxe, and one ole Indian.
 
              1st time visitor, Edy Arthur-Russell Red rose Class of 59!
              Welcome to the CREW Edy… hope to see ya again!
                   Servers:   Jamie & Garrett were very good!
 
At another table:  Jack & Linda Young, Wilt & Donna Wagner,
                                       Tom & Marge Newbern.                      
 
CREW says: Get well Ann Red rose Driskill, we missed ya last night! 
 
Hummm   Where was Clark True?   Disappointed smile
 
Neighborly Msg:   Fred says  "Hi"  to  Barbara  T.    Winking smile
                        
               Best score so far… 02-10-13  12:08 AM    30  in  3  seconds! 
 
Ole Indian:   "Don't trust white-eyes, it might be an ambush!"
               
 
Nascar News:   Sunday 2-17   "500"  Race Qualifying
                                                 1 PM  Fox Network
                      Thursday 2-21    Budweiser  Duel 150's
                                                 2 PM  Speed Channel
                         Sunday 2-24      Daytona 500 Race
                                                 1 PM  Fox Network
 
 
Next Week:   Kelsey's in Rockledge  Visit: #12   Last: 10-31-12 

If everything seems to be under control… 
               you're just not going fast enough! – Mario Andretti
 
 
Sent from my i-teepee while thinking of racing my 56 Chevy at Daytona!

The BFG – Bonefish Grill Wednesday Feb 13, 2012

Hello CREW… Red rose                                               02-10-13

 
 
    Bang Bang Shrimp!   A Wednesday Night Special!  yummm! 
 
   Next   HAPPY HOUR CREW event 

            5:30 PM    Wednesday     Feb 13, 2012 
 
      The BFG  –  Bonefish Grill
 
                  In front of the Merritt Square Mall
                   795 E. Merritt Island Causeway
                       Merritt Island, FL 32952
                              (321) 453-3011 
 
      http://www.bonefishgrill.com/locator/details/merritt-island-florida 
 
 
Smile  Hey Guys & Girls… Thursday is Valentines Day!
        Find that perfect card and send it to your W-3!    Eyeroll
                                       Warm – Wild – Willing!   
 
GREEN M&M's!   It has been reported that the GREEN
       ones have aphrodisiac powers!  M&M makers neither
    confirmed or denied this story.  However, they did start
     offering bags of all green candies for Valentines day???
                      Hummm Are there  GREEN ROSES?  lol
 
 
2012-DA14:      Watch for it on Feb 15th @ 2:24 PM!
    the size of a football field, and traveling at 17000 mph!
 No Fear! Ole Indian confirmed, asteroid will miss Teepee!
                 More details?  Google –  2012-DA14
 
  
 A-OK!    Msg from Conrad and Midge in New Hampshire 
                  not snowed in, thanks to the tractor,
    have electrical power (phew!) and it is a Sunny  Sun  Day!  
 
   
I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
                                                                         – Rita Mae Brown
 
Sent from my i-teepee while checking out fishing pole for visit to BFG! 
 

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends. – Herbert Hoover

Hello CREW… Red rose                                                    02-07-13
  
CREW B-Days!   Lots of fun, lots of laughs and lots of cake!

                              Great turnout at Ashley's last night!
 
Attendees: Chairperson Corinne Bowley, Charlie & Mary Black,
             David Alexander, Ann Driskill, Clark True, Carole Saxe,
                    Bill Weinberg, Myrna Swindell,  BillyTwoBeers.
                          Server:  Christie was a perfect 10!   
 
Late Birthday cake additions:   February 15 Caroline Fulford,  25 Nancy Grothe
 
Send Warm Thoughts!   Conrad & Midge Koch need them!
           Snowstorm alert:  Northeast braces for possible winter 'blockbuster'!
            Up to 2 feet of snow possible for the weekend!   Thank goodness
                     Conrad's Ford Tractor will help him gather firewood!
 
Jodi Arias:  Admits Killing!  Death sentence or Life in prison? 
                            What do you think?   Or do you care?  lol
 
Meeow!  Cat face    The IRON  is out and the CAT  is in!
                         The Monopoly Tribe  has spoken!
         Hummm Wonder what monopoly CHAMP Billy Weinberg thinks of that?
                              Devil  He always tried to sink my Battleship! 
Bill Weinberg, Julian Sellers, Jimmy Bruton,    All  Were Out To Get Me!    Sad              
    
No Nuke?   Nope…  the nuclear power plant at Turkey Pt. Fl.
                       will be closed forever!  Too costly to repair!
 
Canada Penniless?   Soon!  Canada to stop minting pennies!
                                               Cost too much to make!
                                                  What a great  Light bulb idea!       
 
Next Week BFG:    Bonefish Grille,     Visit #2     Last:  11-28-12                                 
          http://www.bonefishgrill.com/locator/details/merritt-island-florida 

 
About the time we can make the ends meet,

                                somebody moves the ends. – Herbert Hoover
 
Sent from my i-teepee while looking at 50 Shades of Battleship Grey!   😉
 

Heidi’s named as one of the World’s Top Jazz Venues

Hello, hello, it's me again….Heidi!
 

Larry Coryell
Saturday February 9th
8:00 pm
Admission $25

 

Larry Coryell is a world renowned master on guitar will appear at Heidi's this Saturday evening.

He is one of the most original improvisers on guitar who has emerged during the 1960's and 1970's.

He recorded with greats such as John Scofield, Charles Mingus, Stephane Grapelli, Sonny Rollins, just to name a few!
Don't miss this high energy performance, please call for tickets, we got a few left!

Voted by Downbeat Magazine February 2013:
 

" One of the world's top jazz venues for 2013 "


This would not be possible without the great musicians we have featured over the years and without  the great support of  all your music lovers !!!

 

Heidi's Jazz  Club opened February 6th 1992
21 years ago  TODAY

 

Thanks again!

Heidi and Eddie
& Staff

Today! Super Bowl Sunday! GO Teams!


Hello CREW… Red rose                                             02-03-13
 
 Today!     Super Bowl Sunday!   go Teams! 
 

We're Goin' ta da Super Bowl

Yea! We're going to the Super Bowl! V1

 


  Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW  event    
              5:30 PM    Wednesday   February 6, 2013
 
      Ashley's    Restaurant
 

 

          1609  Highway 1    Rockledge, Fl   636-6430

                   http://www.ashleysofrockledge.com/  

 

               CHS Classmate Birthdays in February 

         1  Ole Indian   1  Jimmy Pitts   1  Glenda  Nelson   5  Charlie Black

      6  Ty  Epling   11  Brenda  Graves   13  Gloria Tinker   14  Brent Parker

       15  Ben Young   16  Gerry Heller   19  Dexter Beck   19  Dick  Nelson

                     20  Ann Driskill                          30  Mortimer Snerd 

 

Gerry Heller-Raines won't be attending the Crew Birthday Celebration,  sigh!

                                       But she said the ole Indian  could have her piece of cake!   Birthday cake

 

 How Many?  Did you know that 1.2 Billion Hot Wings

                     will be cooked/served this weekend!  Surprised smile

                Hummm Wonder if Allen Scott in Thailand will get any?

 

                WWW.CocoaCrew.com  

                            Maintained by Conrad Koch!

 

                    WWW.TigerTopics.com 

                        Maintained by Lois Atkinson-Reinhart!

 

A well deserved  THANK YOU   to these two classmates

        for all their time and effort to keep us informed!

   

Bye 4 now!      I 'am headed to JD's to get some… 

                            HOT  Devil  WINGS 

                               before they are all gone!  Sneaky 

 

                         See ya Wednesday at  Ashley's?

  

 Any day they don't pat you on the face

                                with a shovel is a good one!  – Unknown 

 

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"We're Going to the Super Bowl"

Yea! We're going to the Super Bowl!

Sent from my i-teepee while…

        gathering Eagle Feathers & Buffalo Hides to trade for Hot Wings!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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