Cocoa Crew Review

A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

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

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Hello CREW…   Emoji                                                         03-31-13
While your reading:

Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW  event
           5:30 PM    Wednesday   April 3, 2013
   Ashley's    Restaurant 
          1609  Highway 1    Rockledge, Fl   636-6430



                April Birthdays:        8  Jerry Smith     13  Billy Hibbard

                                                 22  Judy McAllister    31   Ichabod Crane

     Flip Flops Emoticons     
The Good:  Monday BTB leaving for Montego Bay, Jamaica. 
The Bad:           Won't be at the CREW Birthday event!
The Ugly:             Darn it!   No Birthday cake for me!
                                   See ya at Wed April 10th event! 
Help?    Hope someone will take a few notes,  have the
             salute to CHS Classmates, record the Attendees,
           and if you do… you can have my  piece of cake! 

Today is National Cleavage Day   Emoji   NCD
Anita Meiring, public relations consultant for Wonder Bra,
described the event:  It is a day for women to realize that
their cleavage is something unique and that they should
be proud of it.   It gives women a chance to be beautiful
and  glow in the furtive,  yet appreciative,  glances their
cleavage evokes from men and gives them a legitimate
reason to stare at boobs.   Hummm
I didn't know we needed a reason! lol  
Did U know?  Women over 55 watch more TV per week
                           than any other age group in the U.S. 
                 While the men are staring at their cleavage!   ho ho ho 
Is it true that Easter Bunnies have good eye sight?
   Well you never see a bunny wearing glasses, do you?

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.

         Live your life so that when you die,

                  the world cries and you rejoice. – Cherokee Indian


Sent from my i-teepee while packing for powwow in Jamaica!  Irie Mon!

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.

Hello CREW…  Emoji                                             03-28-13 
No Bull!  Fantastic Longhorn Steaks & great company!

ATTENDEES:     Harvey & Sandy Baker, Ann Driskill,
      Clark True, Wilt & Donna Wagner, Myrna Swindell,
           Bill Weinberg, Barbara Thomas, Bill Hardy,
              Server:  Erin, cute, courteous and good! 

Email from Gerri Parker: 
    A memorial service to celebrate the life of Brent Parker
    will be held  11 AM  Saturday April 27, 2013  at the
         Wylie Baxley Funeral Home on Merritt Island.
    Thank you to all our friends who sent their condolences.
        I feel your love and support.  Best regards, Gerri            

Hippity Hop!    The Easter Emoji Bunny will be here soon,
                         so get the food dyes out, and this year
                            be sure to fix a batch of:   (see below)
Pickled eggs? Emoji Are hard boiled eggs cured in a brine.
       Done to preserve the food so that it could be eaten
       months later;  pickled eggs have become a favorite
      snack in pubs, bars & taverns where beer is served.
       Anyone remember having them at the Triangle Bar?
                           Hummm  wonder if  JD's  will have an adult  pickled egg  hunt?   Emoji     Have you visited this great
         website maintained by Conrad Koch?  Lots of info,
          music, pictures of CHS Classmates, a really nice
    8N Ford Tractor & one of Conrad's NH home w/snow!
Next event:   CREW Birthday Celebration @ Ashley's.

                         April:        8  Jerry Smith     13  Billy Hibbard
                                     22  Judy McAllister    31   Ichabod Crane 

There are no passengers on spaceship earth.
                          We are all crew.  – Marshall McLuhan  

Sent from my i-teepee while preparing Pickled Egg Trail Mix!   

Establishment Of Area Code 321 Here’s the Whole Story

A Chronology Of Events Surrounding The
Establishment Of Area Code 321.
by Robert Osband
Originator of Area Code 321

3 2 1
It's MY Area Code!
(But I Share.)

I asked for it,
they approved it,
So it's mine, right?   :-)>



1998 September
I learned that the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) would have a second round of Hearings on "407 Area Code Relief", and decided I would take time off from work this time, and attend. I did some research on the Internet, and prepared My Testimony to present before the PSC.


1998 September 24
Presented My Testimony to the PSC at a Public Hearing at Orlando City Hall.


1998 September 25
Attended a second hearing at the Brevard County Commission Hearing Room in Viera FL (a development in Melbourne), where I suggested that 10 digit dialing should be allowed, even in local areas. This would allow Alarm Companies to always program 10 digits into their alarm diallers, so that only half of their equipment (statistically) would be impacted by any future area code changes.


1998 December 29
PSC issues Order No. PSC-98-1761-FOF-TL. From the order:

  • Customer concerns also are extremely important to our decision. In his testimony, public witness Robert Osband suggested that we implement a split using a new area code. He had searched the database of the NANPA for all the available area codes, and he recommended that we implement the "321" area code to signify the countdown, fitting for Brevard County, where the Kennedy Space Center is located and commonly known as "the Space Coast."


1999 February 10
The Florida PSC issues its Press Release on the Order that created the 321 Area Code.


1999 April 01: 10-digit dialing permissive period begins – Overlay Area.
The permissive period begins, allowing 10-digit dialing in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties so that alarm diallers and automatic modems can start being programmed for 10 digit dialing. All local calls that can be placed within the Overlay Area, can now be placed using 10-digit dialing.


1999 April 03
Published an issue of Via Oz, a "fanzine" explaining the development of Area code 321 up to this point.


[Chris Tucker's Screen Shot of Final Jeopardy Answer]
The Area Code 321 I originated appears on Jeopardy
1999 April 26
Met Governor Jeb Bush before the National Space Club dinner in Cocoa Beach. He called the 321 Area Code "a brilliant idea".


1999 July 08
In the catagory USA, The Final Jeopardy Answer on the popular TV quiz program was, "In 1999, several counties around Cape Canaveral, Florida were assigned this new telephone area code." The Final Jeopardy Question, of course, was, "What is 321?".


[Photo by Susan Hutchison]
Ozzie (right) explains to Governor Jeb Bush (left) how he came to discover the availablility of Area Code 321.
1999 September 07
Florida Today published an article today about "Area Code 321 confusion" which was caused (In My Humble Opinion) by Bellsouth's "informational ad campaign" which concentrated on the "Overlay Area" of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, and were also published in Brevard county newspapers – without information on Brevard's future with the 321 Area Code.


1999 September 12
Florida today published an article entitled "Brevardian seeks big bucks for 321 LIFTOFF number". This stemmed from a demand from the Brevard County Tourist Development Board insisting that I quote them an "asking price" for the telephone number I recieved from BellSouth Mobility – 407 546-8633, which spells the word Liftoff. I have never had the intention of selling the number. As of November 01, the telephone number becomes 321 Liftoff.


Governor Jeb Bush teleconferences the First Official Phone Call into Area Code 321 at the Kennedy Space Center. Ozzie is the bearded fellow in the first row"


1999 November 01Permissive Dialing Period begins – Non-Overlay Area.
Area Code 321 will completely replace Area Code 407 in Brevard County only, allowing those residents to maintain 7-digit dialing. In the remaining 407 Area, the 321 Area Code will be an Overlay where residents will be required to have 10-digit dialing for all calls – local or long distance. Callers to Bravard County may use either 407 or 321 to reach their party during the Permissive Period. It is at this time that the public is informed to use the new Area code. Brevard County residents will need new stationery and business cards to reflect their new Area Code – but have 11 months to make the transition.


1999 November 01
Governor Bush placed the First Official Phone Call from the Public Service Commission Hearing Room in Tallahassee to the Teleconferencing Room at Kennedy Space Center where Center Deputy Director James Jennings took the first call with Osband at his right hand. The room was filled with Space Center Senior Staff and Contractors. Photos of the event are available for viewing (most are "screen shots" taken from videos of the event).


1999 November 23
The New York Times covers "3-2-1, Call Cape Canaveral".


InsideCentralFlorida.Com put up a web page explaining 10 digit dialling, and links to this page.


1999 December 01Manditory 10 Digit Dialing Begins – Overlay Area only.
Area Code 321 will begin issuing numbers to users in the Overlay Area of Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. This means that people in the Overlay Area must use 10-digit dialing, since the number they are trying to reach might be assigned in either area code, or both. Residents of the Overlay Area will keep their old telephone number, and will not need to change their stationery and business cards. Only newly issued telephone numbers will get numbers in the 321 Area code.


2000 October 01Manditory use of 321 Area Code begins – Non-Overlay Area.
Permissive Dialing ends. ALL callers MUST use the proper area code when calling into Brevard County. Since Brevard County still has only one area code, residents maintain 7 digit dialing for local calls.


An area code to reflect the 
Countdown Capitol of the World?

"What a Spacey Idea!"™

Reducing Deficits through Taxing the Citizenry Ridiculous

Murray Rothbard’s recommendations for reducing deficits.

Major Points

  • “While deficits are often inflationary and always pernicious, curing them by raising taxes is equivalent to curing an illness by shooting the patient


  •  “Deficits, then, should be eliminated, but only by cutting government spending.”

The deficit debate is often misleading, because it tends to ignore a huge difference between the two kinds of deficit reduction.

(Reduced Government spending and Taxing the public … the parenthetical phrase is mine) 

The evidence speaks loud and clear: when governments reduce deficits by raising taxes, they are indeed likely to witness deep, prolonged recessions.

But when governments attack deficits by cutting spending, the results are very different.

You Don’t have to Be Brilliant To Realize that Our Economy Is Going Down the Tubes

Peter Schiff is one of only a few people that I know of who has the common sense to tell it like it is.

I hope everybody that has access to this blog  watches his being interviewed.


Here's the link 


Once finished watching it I would like any one to tell us why they think he is full of that 'soft brown stinky stuff".

 On the contrary, the people who have been elected are guilty of ravaging our economy for the sake of ever increasing expense of government programs.  

We are on the brink of disaster and few people realize it.   If you are one of those people, please use common sense and begin to understand why we are headed that way!  


Let us know what you think.



LONGHORN’S STEAK HOUSE 5:30 PM Wednesday March 27, 2013

Hello CREW… Emoji                                                      03-24-13
    So much for Doom & Gloom…   USA is Alive & Well!
  Saturday 3-23-13  NO civil war or USA financial collapse.

Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW event 

      5:30 PM   Wednesday   March 27, 2013
             770 East Merritt Island Causeway
        Merritt island, FL 32952  (321) 456-5559

    Your gonna order what?    
      To heck with eating more chicken! lol
Correction:    John and Peggy Ramsey have been
          married 32 years and in the auto business for 30!
             Ole Indian got smoke signals backward in last email!  Emoji 
Condolences to the family:   Email from Judy Parker, her
brother Brent Parker CHS Class of 60 passed on 3-22-13. 

Email from Dick Nelson  CHS Class of 59

After a week long battle with pneumonia in the hospital

(compounded by my emphysema) I am back home and in a

home hospice program. My get around ability has pretty much gone.

I am not bed ridden, but I am limited by the length of the oxygen tube

providing life giving oxygen 24/7.   I am able of having visitors, and

will be spending a lot of time on social media keeping up with

 all of you.  Watch for my sage posts.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers this past week.

Gordon “Dick” Nelson 
Who called?  Try this:
Executive ability is deciding quickly and

         getting somebody else to do the work. – J. G. Pollard 
Sent from my i-teepee while rebooting smoke signal generator!  Ugh! 

BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT Want Ad’s and Children’s Comebacks

These are classified ads which were actually placed in U.K. newspapers:


8 years old. Hateful little bastard. Bites!



1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.


FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.

Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.


COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay bull for sale.



Must sell washer and dryer £100.



Worn once by mistake.

Call Stephanie.


FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes.

Excellent condition, £200 or best offer.

No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.


Thought from the Greatest Living Scottish Thinker — Billy Connolly.

"If women are so bloody great at multitasking,

How come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time?"


Children Are Quick

TEACHER: Why are you late?

STUDENT: Class started before I got here.


TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.


TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'


TEACHER: No, that's wrong

GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

(I Love this child)


TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?


TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.


TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.



TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.


TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '


TEACHER: No, Millie….. Always say, 'I am.'

MILLIE: All right… 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'


TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's c! herry tree,

but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?

LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand…..


TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON: No sir, I don't have to. My Mom is a good cook.


TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?

CLYDE: No, sir. It's the same dog.


TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

HAROLD: A teacher.

Olive …Sorry don’t have any olives … Garden… was Soup-er!

Hello CREW…  Emoji                                                      03-21-13
     Olive Emoji Sorry don't have any olives!  Garden…  was  Soup-er!

                           Ole BTB  had 3 bowls…  yummm!
        Road Rage Rabbit,  Smothered Squirrel and Angry Armadillo!  😉
ATTENDEES:    Ann Driskill, Jack & Linda Young, Clark True,
               Wilt & Donna Wagner, Bill Weinberg, Carole Saxe,

     and one strange token Indian!   SERVER:  Mike, did well!
Get well soon!      Nancy Grothe will be having surgery
                          at Holmes Regional in Melbourne, Florida. 
Per Judy Parker:    Her brother, Brent Parker is in ICU at

                              Waterman Hospital in Tavares, Florida.
                        Brent has been fighting complications from
                        exposure to agent orange while in Vietnam.

Happy 32/30:     John and Peggy Ramsey are celebrating
      32 years in the Auto Business and 30 years of Marriage!
               Crew says…  Congratulations on both events!

PARTY HARDY!    Yikes!  More  Doom  Emoji and Emoji Gloom! 
    Watched 2 videos predicting on Saturday  March 23, 2013
     Civil War and the total USA economic collapse will occur!  
            Ole BTB  will be at  JD's Sports Bar  savoring possibly his
                 last order of HOT WINGS and COLD BEER!  lol
Air Show at TICO!    Huge air show at TICO Airport Friday,
                Saturday and Sunday.  The Air Force Thunderbirds
         will be there to do one of their Amazing Performances!

By popular demand:     Next weeks event will be held at
                                         Longhorn's Steak House on M.I.
                          Hummm running a close 2nd was El Tucan Mexican!        

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
      you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
                                                               – Margaret Thatcher
Sent from my i-teepee while wondering if   3-23-13   will affect luv life?
  14559 Moons ago Ole Indian remember   3-23-73    had big impact! 
                                Wow!  That Squaw could dance!   lol 


This year March has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays & 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years.

Hello CREW…  Emoji                                                  03-17-13
Really?   Emoji      Wednesday is the 1st day of Spring! 
                                  Hummm  did we have a winter?  lol  
Next    HAPPY HOUR CREW   event
              5:30 PM   Wednesday    03-20-13
             205  E.  Merritt Island cswy   459-0306

Gas is how much?    Put in your zip code and this website
                                  will show you gas prices in your area!
This year March has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays & 5 Sundays.
                 This happens once every 823 years.  
Sea Cruising?      Forget Carnival…   During 2 years on the
USS Springfield CLG-7  &  1 year on the USS Dewey DLG-14
    There never was a break-down!  lol   Join the Navy! 
It's spring fever!    EmojiEmojiEmoji     That's what the name is…
     And when you've got it you want – oh,  you don't quite know
       what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache,
                                                                        you want it so!" – Mark Twain   
Sent from my i-teepee while wondering WHAT I WANT?
                                                                       Heh!  Heh!  Heh!