Known Gene since 1977, just after I was married for the first time. He's undergone a sort of change in his old age, putting on a bit of weight (he was around 150 pounds in high school from what I understand). He's an interesting individual, to say the least. He can be a great friend, but according to Jay, one of his classic lines was, "The cats are up here (puts his hand at a high level) and you're down here (and you can imagine how he motioned that).
His favorite state? Unemployed. But now he's retired. And probably works more now than when he wasn't.
Oh well, Gene is Gene. I don't know what the world would do without him. Would be interesting to find out.
Latest as of Dec 11, 2021. Gene and I are no longer in contact. I told him some time back that if he ever said anything bad to any of my friends while I was on the speakerphone with him again, I may not ever talk to him. Okay...it happened several months ago. AGAIN. And that was it. He'd lost yet another job and wanted me to update his resume again (full of half-truths and omissions). This time I said he'd have to do it. And he wanted ME to file for unemployment for him. Ain't gonna happen, Gene.
If you remember that I said I was the culprit in the co-dependance case with Bob (in a previous page), I was certainly doing that for Gene, as well. He'd come to me for EVERYTHING that went wrong with anything he owned and wanted me to do all of his letter writing, pretend to be his lawyer (never did that), and who knows what else. I've had enough for one lifetime, Gene. Now I'm going to enjoy it. And with that, I've solved my co-dependent issues. Just took too long to figure it out.
Above are photos of Gene at his mom's house taken in summer, 2009. I'm in the one with the red car. Lost a lot of weight since then. That car was a rental...a 2009 Chevy Impala. Not bad as long as you don't put any miles on 'em. :-) At least they're great for a long drive. I do have more photos to add so I can bring this page up to date. But probably won't.