Jerry Jerome

The Inquire of Wednesday, 9/19, had an article on three seniors who still maintained outstanding physical activities, and they featured this photo of our own Jerry Jerome.

“It gets in your blood,” Jerome said of the feeling he experiences from rowing. He especially enjoys the competition that racing provides. “It’s not competitive in the sense that I have to win, yet you want to win. We’re generally novices.”

The retired telephone-industry salesman and manager originally discovered rowing through a basketball buddy. [Paul Grexa  See postings of 9/28/2007 and 10/14/2007.  -RW]  As a 22-year-old, he joined the Penn Athletic Club. A move out of the area led to a 50-year hiatus, until he discovered the Rutgers Alumni Rowing Team five years ago and decided to start up again. “It was like I never stopped,” said Jerome, who also coaches the Camden Youth Soccer Club.

It’s a fun way to exercise without putting stress on his knees. “There is something vitalizing about being on the water, and an inspirational part of my rowing is that I do not think of myself as 76.”

You may not recognize the little kid who joined our class right out of St. Philomena’s, so here is a photo of him from our Lahian  with Wanda Anderson who looks bigger than he was back then.

Now for the bad news.  When I downloaded Jerry’s photo from the article, I saw the Inquire had coded it, “20120919_inq_mgloldie_19-a.jpg”

Oldie?  Oldie!  Come on, what do we have to do to get some respect?

RWalck@Verizon.net

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About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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