Tuesday, 29 May 2007

The 'Boys' (Men now!)


I have to say I have quite lived my life to the full. I am happy where I am today, and I am glad I am acquainted with such a special group of friends. Friends I have known for 25 years (some for nearly 40 years!).


When I turned 16 years of age I didn't know what would develop over the next 25 years of my life. Between the ages of 14 to 16 I had a long term girlfriend. My first real girlfriend (no I didn't date rubber dolls before her!). One month before my 16th birthday my girlfriend dumped me - I was totally devastated (well, just for a month at least!). For it was one month later I met with a couple of guys who would change my life forever.


It started with just the 3 of us (Palmer, Roy, and Me), but quickly grew to over 25 within the next 6 months. We were all into the same music, Rockabilly. We dressed the part - rolled up jeans, tee shirts, leather biker jackets, and Jeeper Creeper shoes, and combed back hair.


They were all a great set of boys, we were out to have as much fun as possible - wine, women, and song, you might say. We kept our antics within the law (well at least we never got caught!). We liked to go to our local dance and 'Bop' the night away, then crawl home! I have many stories to tell, many that I will be posting on this blog. Happy times and some not so happy times! So keep an eye out for some great stories!


This is a picture of some of my closest mates. It was taken last year in my mate's living room (Biffo) just day's after he died at the age of 39. It was his wish that we have a party in his house the night before his funeral - and what a night it was!
Here's to you boys! ~raises a glass~

11 comments:

~Ambre~ said...

WoW! You're taller than them all! I see you've been eating your Wheaties.
Nice group of fellas, to share in your memories...

Mark Antoney said...

I'm exactly 1.83 metres (6 foot/72 inches) tall. Some of them are really short.

~Ambre~ said...

Well, when your only 5' 2" I guess everyone looks tall...

Mark Antoney said...

Nice things come in small packages!

~Ambre~ said...

Ugggh, I spelled you're, your...Well, I agree with you on that issue..No need to debate..

Mark Antoney said...

certainly not!

~smile~

~Ambre~ said...

~smiles back~

J Morgetron said...

I like all the tats in this picture.

Boys + Tattoos = :)

jadey said...

Hey you what a great pic and I look forward to the stories you have to tell take care.

Mark Antoney said...

Thanks Morg and Jadey!

Rebicmel said...

I love this story. So much meaning and emotion in it.. I hope this goes through, I have tried to post here several times. Crossing fingers.