Ball point pen on paper

Today is my son Andrew's 21st Birthday. Andrew is a senior at Rowan University finishing his undergraduate degree in Mathematics. He will be studying abroad in Rome Italy this summer and plans on applying to graduate schools upon his return.

Apart from his scholastic career, Andrew plays the guitar and bass. Working from my home studio, I've had the privilege to see and hear bands form and practice in my basement. He and his mates have played gigs at the famed Jersey club The Stone Pony, where some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Patti Smith have graced the same stage. He is currently playing bass for Dan Wythoff performing gigs in New Jersey and in and around Philadelphia. Andrew also writes music reviews and conducts interviews for the on-line music magazine Praise For Wallflower.

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Above left: Andrew playing at the Stone Pony

  1. May 21, 2009 -

    Happy Birthday Andrew, sounds like you got it all going on. Great drawing Larry, hope to catch up with you soon, next lunch on me.

  2. Joann McCarthy
    May 21, 2009 -

    Happy Birthday Andrew! Wow 21 years old. I just can't believe how quickly time goes by. We Love You! Aunt Joann, Uncle Paul, Craig and Jenny.

  3. Maisie & Uncle John
    May 21, 2009 -

    Happy Birthday Andrew!!!!! Just seems like yesterday that you were a baby. Time flies. Now you're legal...ha ha. So proud of your accomplishments. Have a wonderful birthday. All our love and best wishes. Aunt Maisie and Uncle John P.S. Have a cold one on me!!!!!

  4. dan
    May 21, 2009 -

    Happy Birthday Andrew! Catch you at the rockets red glare on Friday. Have a great day.

  5. Donna
    May 21, 2009 -

    Happy Birthday Honey. These years are just flying by. We are so very proud of your journey so far and can't wait to see what's waiting for you down the road. Looking forward to the birthday celebration tomorrow and the "rocket's red glare". Enjoy your 21st birthday.....but not too much! Love you.

  6. Alyssa
    May 21, 2009 -

    happy birthday andrew

  7. alice
    May 21, 2009 -

    Happy Birthday Andrew. Granny and I love you very much, in fact 248. Love, Grandma

  8. Pat D
    May 21, 2009 -

    Happy Birthday Andrew, I know that Matt is one of your 21st birthday party goers....hope you all have a good time. Pat

  9. May 21, 2009 -

    Happiest of birthdays, Andrew. Wow--Italy! I'm jealous. He sounds like a very talented young man, and evidently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Larry!

  10. Tom and Carol M.
    May 22, 2009 -

    Congratulations on your 21st Birthday, Andrew. Enjoy and have a great day!!! Remember, you can no longer wear a baseball hat backwards.

  11. Steve and Carla Burke
    May 23, 2009 -

    Wow! Happy Birthday! We just met at Grannys 95th bday, but please know we wish you a Happiest birthday, 21 is a big deal! Be safe and have fun in Rome, but not too much fun.... Steve and Carla Burke

  12. May 24, 2009 -

    Hey Steve and Carla! What a surprise! Thanks to you and everyone else for stopping by and helping Andrew to celebrate his 21st.

  13. andrew
    May 24, 2009 -

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. It means a lot to me.

  14. May 26, 2009 -

    WOnderful personal drawings!!