Daves Comments and quips

Jun. 26, 2021

This was my Dad’s birthday poem last week, written by a friend and read aloud for all to hear. ~ Dave Volpe

Apr. 29, 2021

1984 - I was called on a complaint of a "giant rat in my back yard." Instead, I found an injured ferret which I brought to the vet. I named the ferret, "Ferret," and had him a few years until he grew old and passed. He was a good boy.

Apr. 5, 2021

Happy Easter and recent Passover. Here are a few past Easters picked at random. Without Googling, this is what I heard happened: Jesus was laid to rest in a cave and they rolled a huge rock across the entrance. He woke up this morning like 2000 years ago and he pushed on the rock while some man, maybe an angel, outside pulled, and together they moved the rock.

The man decided to hang around in case people had questions so Jesus said, "I am going for a walk, won't everybody be surprised."

Anyway, Jesus walked into the homes of all his old friends, family, and business associates called disciples. Now, he didn't look like he used to so they were skeptical so he had to show them the marks from the crucifixion.

Also, he said things like, "Peter, remember the time I told you the joke about the donkey and the peasant" and stuff like that I imagine.

And so, he partied for 39 days and nights and everyone was happy. Around the 40th day, he said goodbye to everyone. This time, he wanted witnesses so the whole world would believe the story.

Much to everyone's surprise and awe, his whole body ascended into heaven (Only one of three that ever had that honor). If cells had been invented there would be an amazing video!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Feb. 27, 2021

Let's see how much trouble I can get into with this one lol.

Fred Hoyt and fellow Bergenfield Colleagues, NO NAMES please!
I have unfriended people from FB for a variety of reasons; Some had extreme political or religious views, a few were downright angry/nasty, some belittled or cajoled me publicly when they could have easily just sent me a text, tried to sell/post their products on MY string, joined but never participated in ANYTHING like some sneaky spy lol, you get the picture.
This person was unique, the only person/co-worker who I unfriended because she was just, well, too damn distracting to look at lol.
Feb. 24, 2021

I suddenly feel the need to "come clean" about my HS/College wrestling "career." Some people assumed I was good, some people I led on to believe I was good. Point is, I was never good, just stuck with it because it was a family thing (Dad, Brother) and I didn't want to be a quitter.

This photo was my press picture for winning second place in the sub-varsity New England Championships. You see, I had graduated from one of the most powerful HS wrestling schools in Bergen County then walked on to the most powerful wrestling college in New England. It was intimidating and in retrospect, I think I started late and was too gentle natured.

Freshman year of college: the top two wrestlers in each weight class made the team, the varisty man getting a full scholarship, second string 50%. Most of the boys that made varsity were recruited, thus I ended up being second to a New York State champion who kicked my ass for two years (He was a good person). In our weight class was of course an NCAA Champion from Yale which is another story.

I transferred to Rutgers, had to "red shirt” a year, then became a "Scarlet Knight" for the next two years. Rutgers was a whole new game. It was not in the easier New England Division but in the "Easterns," an NCAA Division 1 league. Again, I made the team, but second string.

Those years we had one of the greatest collegiate wrestlers of all time in my weight class (Mike Frick? Another story. Ask my friend Roy Preefer about their match lol).

My fond memories included meeting and working out with Olympic bound wrestlers, having black eyes and mat burns all the time, and feeling proud I stuck it out to the last day. I wish I was as talented as many of my FB friends who can sing, act, dance, play instruments, make spaceships lol, you know who you are! In the end, we have to be who we are and be proud of the gifts God gave us. Whew, I feel better. 

-Dave Volpe