last picture of me
as a bartender
at 'Morgan's' Night club(1998)
In 1986, I had my 2nd job working as a bartender at one of Philly's hot night spot called Second Story.
I've always been a warm body, good for cuddling and stuff. so I asked acquaintances to call me 'bear'.
My manager was from New England area and he had a little accent. when we met I asked him to call me 'the bear' but for some reason it came out 'da bear' and so it stuck.
I worked at 3 night clubs (Ripley's, Second Story and Morgan's) over a 14 year period and met a lot of people and numerous Philly Celebrities.
My ride had come to end in 1998 when I had to stop bartending due to early symptoms of 'ALS'. working with people I needed my voice, and the symptoms had my voice slurring, so goodbye to henny, stoli, heiney and the rest of my serving buddies. it was a great ride, I'll always have my memories.
they say you are what you watch, below are a few of my favorites...enjoy
WHO I M
I M KEVIN, I M DABEAR & I M DAT IGOTU DUDE. I M 48 & THE ELDEST OF 4, I M A BACHELOR, FATHER, UNCLE, SON, BIG BROTHER & NEPHEW. I M 6'2, 180 pounds.
I M LOVED, BLESSED, A CHRISTIAN & A BAPTIST. I M PHYSICALLY DISABLED & A PALS ( person with ALS). I M HETEROSEXUAL & A FLIRT. I M HONEST, GENUINE, INTELLECTUAL, GIVING & TRUSTWORTHY.
I M PRESIDENT OF HE-MAN WOMAN HATERS CLUB (only when necessary). I M A DREAMER & A REALIST. I M CLASS OF 1982. I M A PISCES. I M WILE E. COYOTE - SUPER GENIUS.
I M AN OLD SCHOOL DJ. I M A THINKER, A PROBLEM SOLVER. I M CREATIVE & GOOD WITH NUMBERS. I M BIG HOMIE & A GREAT FRIEND.
I M A POET, PHOLOSOPHER & PHOTOGENIC.
I M A MUSIC & SPORTS FANATIC. I M ALWAYS LAUGHING & SMILING.
I M MEAN (defense mode), DEVIOUS, DEVILISH, RESOURCEFUL, & OPTIMISTIC. I M GIFTED WITH A LARGE VOCABULARY & KNOWS HOW TO USE IT. I M A GENTLEMEN, WISE & SINCERE. I M ADVENTUROUS, CURIOUS, ALWAYS SEEKING & OBTAINING NEW KNOWLEDGE. I M 2 YEARS YOUNGER THAN OUR 44th PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. I M A JERRY SPRINGER FAN (everyone needs some jerry in their lives). I M IN TUNE WITH NATURE. I M HIP & COOL. I M CHEROKEE.
I M PHO REAL.
I M NOT DONE LIVING....
I M NOT DONE WITH MY MISSION (whatever it is) ...
to be continued...