A MORE VIVACIOUS GROUP NEVER MET
Ed had told Carl he would pick him up the day before. O/A 1105 Ed
pulled into Carl's driveway, Carl as usual pacing, cigerette in hand, a
cloud of smoke trailing. His beautiful wife also there. Then requested I
drop Greta off at the caddy shop, no, not the golf course. It seems she
had battery trouble. Ed, of course was more than happy to oblige, so both
boarded the Jimmy and off we go. Few moments later, stopping at at red
light close to her destination, Greta jumps out, Ed & Carl continues on
to Cocoa Beach.
arrival at Captain,s Grill, Earl awaiting patiently, his face lighting up
seeing his mentor, Ed. Carl bounds out of vehicle making a beeline for
his first heave around. Lo & behold on entering front door came upon
Diane feverishly trying to unlock, open bar door, hoping to get the glass
at the table before the sitting of Carl. She didn't quite make it, but
Carl's attention diverted as Dick walked in, mentioned Disney canceled his
program because his nickname - Dick was considered porno. Carl,s hand
automatically open, the glass slipped in smoothly, the first gulp, Carl
had full control of his faculties. Carl & Dick went into tirade over the
Bill V. & Gene Si sauntered in, Gene
with a fistful of baby pictures. It,s a wonder the baby didn,t have eye
trouble with all camera flashes. The baby is cute, definitely no
likeness to his great grandfather, thank goodness. Earl also showed
pictures taken off the internet, one of Ed, which of course, glowed, all
saying what a handsome person. Ed just has it, but is very modest about
Carl & Dick
harshley reprimanded Gene for his poor communications while up north in
Brooklyn. Ed protecting Gene calms the situation. Gene also showed
pictures of the new pier being built at 69th St in
Gary, ambled in late by 10-15 min, stopping to gaze
at the females at the tables, and at the pool, took all of 5 min to get
table side. Gary sitting telling all about buying $1500 worth of hobby
train tracks. He just wont grow up..Gary's Lego & train sets are
unbelievable, wife Mary has to put up with a
Carl & Dick started arguing
again about PC systems, no one pays attention to the two any more. Ed
got Dick's attention, kicking him in the knee, putting a dirty spot. Dick
suggested Ed take off the leg, prop it up in the corner, no feelings at
finally opened up, telling of his boyhood days in Pittsburgh, eating lots
of liver, and blood pudding which Dick also had, UGH. Ed told of a foster
gramdfather who would bathe in bull,s blood. He lived to 105 years. Bill
slinked off early, probably to try to find bulls
30 min later in walks Shirley Lanni, sitting between Carl & Ed. Ed &
Shirley spent a few days at their place on the beach, just up the road
from the Grill. The place is usually rented during the winter months,
otherwise it is used by the family & friends. The welcome mat is out when
the place is available.
Earl & Ed conversed about
boats & planes as to their construction, use, military & civilian, Gene
getting into the conversation, mentioning the recent air accident killing
Carl had Shirley pose for apicture, am sure it will
appear on the internet. Shirley left early, having had something to eat.
On the way out she stopped, patted Gary on the belly, telling him he,s
getting fat. Took Gary full 30 min to calm down.
subject came during the lunch, the honey wagons in Korea...I am sure all
know that human waste is used for fertilizer over there.
was good, green pea & chicken rice soups, salads, beef, meatloaf,
spaghetti w/sauce,scallops, variety of veggies topped off with chocolate
or white cake, washed down with coffee, coke, Vodka by
Carl. All broke up, going their separate ways.
I am leaving 0600 tomorrow for Hilton Head to pick up the Sea Cat.
The owner picked it up here in Cocoa. On the way north one engine conked,
also pump trouble. Owner left it in Hilton Head in disgust, wants it
back in Ft Lauderdale, turned over to a broker, get rid of it. Paid
almost $400.000 and have no idea what the shipping cost from Australia.
Expect get underway PM tomorrow, stop St Simon Is for the night, underway
AM Wed, stop here in Cocoa for the night, thence on to destination
arriving late Thur.
Have faith, Be happy.
Captain Ed - Secretary
Capn Ed in his favorite Greek Skipper's
cap. Ed is author of the MMMM minutes.
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Shirley Drops In
Shirley S. Ingram-Lanni, Capn Ed's
significant other. See free plug for Shirley's business - Glow Title, and Escrow below.
Jaws Sighted Locally
cruises local canal.
comandeere resident's back yard.