- on the road ....a mishmash of sortees &
June 8-9, 2012 Santa
Monica - Oar House Mini Reunion
Monica will never be the same (of course we
said that in 1975 and look what happened)
February 18, 2012 Phoenix Arizona - Pat Merryman & friends Soiree
PM - back in the news along with the faithful, this time rallying the troops in Phoenix. Ann Michel, Jan Leigton(gracious host), Carol Cromwell Paddock & hubbie Phil, Maggie Chadwick, & others. Memories flew like startled sparrows while the wine, beer & spirits over flowed like the Chips kitchen sump on a Fri. night. Up next - Santa Monica June-
April 1, 2011
An evening with the Atwills - No
Foolin' just Funnin'
Joe Atwill & his lovely wife entertain GAF
veterans in their abode in Santa Barbara.
Everyone was mostly behaved although there
were rumors Joe put knock out drops in the
punch to avoid any swinging from their
Waterford crystal chandelier - MORE to COME!
Glowbird,Great Scott & Pat Flannery in
repose after a hearty repast at the Atwill's
buffet - that's Boo-fay to you
Frank Carone & Jeff Dunstone riveted to
their seats by Scott.
Jeff Dunstone, PM &
Carole Cromwell recall
the fast times with the GAF construction
(left) Frank Carone & Jeff D listen to an
odd ditty from the Great Scott. Say whaaat?
a rather embarrassing pregnant pause in the
conversation, PM falls back on her patented
"pull my finger" routine. Jeff still
pondering PM's last comment obliges her,
much to the chagrin of the other revelers
and a tree squirrel not pictured that fell
from the tree behind on to the payment.
Joe Atwill (right) and his pal
Pat Flannery take time from their
reminiscing to pose for a quick one.
Joe was about to give Pat the rabbit ear
treatment but just missed it.
Kelly (my daughter) and I got out to see
Jules in New Jersey. He looks great! It's
hard to believe it's been twenty years since
we had seen each other - Kelly, Kevin (my
son) and I visited him when he had the house
and bar (Hoagie Barmichael's) in Newport
Beach - I'm guessing around 1990.
Anyway, about a week ago Jules and I had
some great laughs over shared memories - day
to day happenings at the OHBC and party
apartments of our friends that left us
wondering could there be another day or
night THAT amazing/unbelievable/funny again;
the Going Out of Business Sales; Beer School
at Busch Gardens/unlimited beer for friends
of Augie Busch/Larry Wheeler's broken nose;
my first night at station 6/what if that had
not happened; how we both started at the Oar
- did you know Jules was going to be a
schoolteacher and was just out in Calif for
the summer? Or that Jules - now 66, B-day in
early May - was born in Poland (I think
Poland - I know in Europe - came to the U.S.
when he was very young - I think five.) His
Mom is still alive and an absolute delight!
Cute as a button!!
Jules and I both know that the OHBC days
were the absolute best of times and we think
about our great friends a lot - cheers to
all of you for being part of our shared
memories and lives. PM 5/27/2010