Saturday, February 02, 2013

Bud Crew Weekend - November 2012

On the weekend of November 10-11, we had a Bud Crew Weekend at Jerry's house in Lehman, Pennsylvania.  We were finally able to have all four of us in the same room at the same time!

It was great catching up on old times and, of course, new ones!  Kevin brought along a photo album containing pictures from various parties and events that spanned almost 30 years!  It was great seeing these again!

We were supposed to go to a shooting range, but as it turned out, we wound up laughing about old times, drinking plenty of Sam Adams and other micro-brews, and watching Springsteen concert DVDs.  I believe we all finally turned in around 2:00am.  That was about 12 hours of drinking!  Not bad for a bunch of old men, eh?

We vowed to do more of these.  But, it's challenging with Kevin in Delaware, Rich in Connecticut, Jerry in Pennsylvania, and myself in New Jersey.  At least we are living withing a few hours drive from each other.

In the attached photo, the Bud Crew is, from left to right, Jerry, Kevin, Mike (that's me), and Rich.

We Are Back!

After a an extremely long hiatus of more than six years, I will be resuming blogging on this and potentially other out-dated blogs that I have started.

Sorry for the long down time!

Kevin, Jerry, Rich, and I hope you will enjoy this blog!

Mike (aka Junior)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

How It All Started

The Bud Crew started to form in September 1977. Mike (almost 16) had recently moved into East Hanover, NJ from Moonachie, NJ with his family. He met Jerry (15) at the bus stop on the first day of school at Hanover Park High School. Mike was starting the school year as a Junior, and Jerry was starting the school year as a Sophomore. Mike's first class was English (Miss Orlowski was the teacher). It was there he met Kevin (16). It turned out that he too had recently moved to East Hanover from Union, NJ with his family. All three of us started to hang out after school. We'd do our homework in Kevin's basement while listening to newly released albums from Boston (Boston), Kansas (Leftoverture), and Fleetwood Mac (Rumors). Can you say "That 70's Show?"

We met Rich sometime in 1978 when Jerry and Mike worked at the East Hanover Burger King. Rich attended Whippany Park High School because he lived, well, in Whippany.

All four (4) of us were eligible to purchase alcohol at the age of 18. So our beer of choice was, of course, Budweiser.

So here we are almost 30 years later. Three of us (Kevin, Rich, and Mike) have been married, had kids, and been divorced. At this time, Kevin has a significant other, Rich has been remarried, and Mike is engaged to be married again. Mike always says that Jerry was the smart one since he was never married.

So we hope that you enjoy some of stories that the four of us will be posting. There are 30 years of anecdotes that we feel you will find interesting and humorous.

We would also appreciate your comments, so we hope you contribute blog entries.


The Bud Crew.