|Above, (from left) Mike Collins, Mike Costelloe, Bob Kerns and Tom Cotrel. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Our 44th Annual Dinner
- I thought I would reprint my friend Armand's article. Our group of politically active Conservatives has been meeting every January for 44 years to remember the good old days and bitch about Leftist Commies. This has to be some kind of record. Where has the time gone?
By Armand Vaquer
On this rainy day in the San Fernando Valley, I made the trek to the Studio City area for our annual get-together dinner of former Young Republicans (I guess you can now call us Old Republicans) and other political hacks from our college days. The gathering consisted those from California State University, Northridge, El Camino College, Pierce College and others.
It is hard to believe I've known most of these guys for over 40 years.
The dinner was held at The Man Cave Sports Bar. I had never been there before. Upon walking in, the first thing I saw was a blonde girl, nude, being painted. (Later, more nude women were getting painted.)
Unfortunately (or fortunately, it depends), they weren't a part of our group as we reserved an upper level dining area. So I have no clue what all that was about.
The dinner, as usual, was enjoyable. It was dinner number 44 since the tradition started in the early 1970s. A good time was had by all.
(L to R) An old shot of Glenn Thornhill, Mark Rosenthal, your Editor Gary
and Armand Vaquer. I met Glenn during the Richard Nixon campaign
of 1972. Those were the days.
|The Man Cave in Studio City|