Gang" was not a "gang" in the real sense. We were
not into threatening society or controlling our block, we just
had a great time together. Jim, Pat, Harvey, David, Chuck, Jerry
and I formed the "core" of the gang. Honorary members
included Ronnie, Mike, Ricky, and Chuck's brother, Mike.
My good friend Jim
Miner has resurrected some great old photos from "The Fairview
Gang" days. Jim wrote a great little piece entitled "Fairview"
that you can enjoy HERE
We were VERY into
music. Click HERE to get to see "flash from
the past" photos of the Fairview Gang in full band mode.
Jim's sister Jayne and another good friend, Mike Terpak, are included
in these photos. They were also honorary members of the "Fairview
We also had a variety
of "games" that we played to amuse ourselves through
our early and mid-teen years. Click HERE to get a taste of some of the athletic endeavors
we entertained ourselves with. Some were not so athletic. I was
certainly no athlete, which is why you will see no listing of
"real" baseball, football, or basketball. I sucked at
each of these, so I won't bother highlighting how bad I was for