Uncle Dave Turns 50!Posted: September 28, 2010
So my Uncle David turned 50 on September 19th. I know this post is late, but I will serve no wine before it’s time or some shit like that.
My earliest memory of Uncle Dave is me at the annoying age of 6 or 7 or 9 bothering the ever living shit out of him. Trying to hang out in his room upstairs to play darts and looking through all his cool albums stored in a milk crate. I still remember those Ozzy Osborne album covers, Molly Hatchet posters:
And for the life of me, I can not forget the old-school Lord of the Rings poster on the wall. I had no clue what the hell it was or what the wizard guy was pointing at. I also thought it was wierd the two kids at the bottom of the poster had hairy feet. I never asked him about the poster, just accepted it was Uncle Dave’s poster and moved on in my little world.
He also owned the coolest VCR ever. It was my first experience with hi fi and it was then I truly understood you get with you pay for:
Dave had all the coolest stereo equipment. I remember the record player complete with a little lint brush for the records and how careful you had to be with each album:
Then there was the yellow van of love.I think there was a mural on the side, but can’t remember all that well.
The yellow van with little metal feet on the pedals that I would be allowed to steer from time to time. We would drive the mean streets of Levittown lookin’ for trouble. The van had a plush bed, custom cabinets, and a working sink. Damn it was cool.
I am a NY Giants fan because of him. I was smart enough not to follow his Mets passion, we all can not be perfect.
So now Dave is all grows up and has 3 boys of his own. He bought the house from his parents and now raises his own family there: