77: The House of WEEP: At the Barn doing his thing…and a message from Taylor

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Chris Weep Blank Fakie Ollie and Backside air 1987’sh last days of the Barn

Photo’s Steven McDowall (keep em coming)

These shots were taken after the Kanes had sold the property and every session at the Barn seemed like the last. Holes were torn in the ceiling and walls to allow light in and night sessions were now a thing of the past.

Greg Taylor, Kevin Mcdowall, Mike and James Pruskowski are all on deck

Obviously Mrs. Kane has left the house cause everyone is riding with no helmets…Baaad!!

Taylor sent me this story via email:

Jason-

I was just thinking about Weep and all the stories I have about him (like everyone else) and thought of my favorite.

Weep came home (back to NJ) for a visit – I’m pretty sure he was living in AZ at the time.  We all got together to skate, given the time-frame (1990 ish) I’m sure we were going to Cheap Skates.  It was Corn, Fraz, Weep and myself making the drive to PA where we would meet up with Tag & Rocky etc.  When we got there and exchanged hellos, jokes or whatever.  Weep kept going on and on –like he always did, about how great it is in Tempe.  He’s got the sun and the bros and the ramp, the kill job at Circle-K and the girls whewwwww boieey…Tag finally interrupted him and said pointing at a rock in the driveway, “Weep, if you lived under that rock – you would tell us it was the greatest thing ever.”

At the time Tag’s statement was funny as hell – because it was true.  Now thinking back – that was exactly how Weep was.  No matter what – loss of parents, motorcycle accident w/ broken ankle, freezing off toes etc. –  he made the best of the situation and more than that he made his situations ok.

I’ll always remember Weep as the eternal optimist….RIP

Nice one!!

Jason oliva

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