THE WALL OF MEMORIES
STERLING WARREN (BUTCH)
Dear Butch friends, I'm very
happy to have built this web page for an exceptional and unforgetable man who
Please do not hesitate to send me more pictures to me via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your help and God bless Sterling Warren Mr. Butch.
Butch used to tell me "Now think of some recent event that caused in the Coconut Grove community pain and worries. It produced negative feelings, Whoever or whatever caused those feelings was that people was afraid to get old. After having seeing their friends dying from cancer and other, they changed their attitude and killing themselve with legalized drugs, which are alcohol and cigarettes. The old Taurus do not exist anymore, it disappeared to let it place to what the people call "PROGRESS" It's really?
Hi Alan, I like the tribute that you built in your web site. If the people
of the ex "Taurus" New "Tuscany" will think a little bit about the incredible
man who was Butch, But was can I say! this people have difficulties to think
about themselves. How can they think about somebody else?
You are a strong, sexy, sensitive and lovely man, I hope your angel will give you back what you did for others in your life. Love Patricia
Butch had what we ALL want and that was LOVE!
I wrote this poetry to say that I'm thinking very often about you and wont never forget you. I hope this sentences will help people to make their judgement, believing that they are helping others like you did! Did they know that Alan dedicated this web site to you?
IF I KNEW IT?
Butch always used to tell me he was amazed at the number of women who would put up with abuse from fucking men and he would always encourage them to get off the drugs and alcohol and get an education so they could get a good job and get out from that way of life. Yes! He showed us how everybody CAN change his/her life if they really want to. God Bless Butch and thank you! Joan
Back in 1988-1989 I was living in the Miami area (Kendall). I remember several times taking that spectacular drive up Old Cutler Road under the Banyan trees off US Hwy 1 to Coconut Grove and stopping in the Taurus Bar with a female companion and I will never forget especially the first time - seeing Butch there and as you know, every day at Taurus was like Halloween or Mardi Gras as Butch would wear some kind of wild costume and had the wild, wonderful personality to go right with it - truly one of a kind, that's for sure!! I remember talking with him a bit and it was just the right kind of WILD - but yet a kind man!! * Then about ten years later, he appeared in an episode of "City Confidential" near the end of the show where the late narrator, Paul Winfield, starts wrapping the show up with a narrative of "well, Coconut Grove is still the beautiful, laid-back community that it was before the murder..." etc. and then they do an interview with this man sitting in a deck chair on a nice lawn, who starts saying., "This is unbelievable, to wake up and smell the fleas and the bees and all of nature...this is heaven on Earth! My God Almighty, I wouldn't live anywhere else..." - and sure enough, from what I remember he was wearing a Hawaiian shirt with his signature multi-layer necklace with the Hogs tooth at the bottom, etc. and I thought "Hey, there's Butchy!! - I know that guy!!" and it was really neat to see him on TV. I understand he'd been bartending there since the late 1960's!! * I have no idea what made me think of him today but I looked up "Taurus Bar Coconut Grove" today and was very sad to learn of Butch's passing...but you know damn well that wherever he is, he's keeping the drinks filled and keeping them well entertained!! * God Bless You, Sterling (Butch) Warren!!
Butch presided over my daughter ans- son-in law's wedding. As you can see from the photos, he was the hit pf the day, as he was everyday, everywhere he went. We love you Butch and will never forget you. Donald Feldstein 02/11/2010
Hi Butch, I really do miss you. You are the Best. I am sure you are having more fun in Heaven along with the other Taurus regulars. I bet you own a bar. 02/13/2010
I am one of the many who experienced how to live, laugh, dance and love with Beamer. There will never be another. Pamela 02/15/2010
For this new year 2011, I wanted to tell to all who wrote so wonderful messages to our beloved Butch in this beautiful web site, that we will never forget this unique, sensitive, devoted and wonderful man, who was Sterling warren. We loved you and we missed you a lot. Elisabeth.W 12/29/10.V
I was at the beginning of this February 2011 at this beautiful Super Bowl party organized by Debbie & her husband Dwayne. Debbie like every year prepared a delicious diner with dessert, coffee presented on a beautiful buffet table. In my mind as I was looking around, I wondered if one of the 70 guest were watching TV, if one of them has a few second to think about our beloved Butch? I doubt it because today we live like machines, which consume only and forget about an exceptional man, who perhaps with such a great value and personality, that no one want to talk about. People with high value and personality today more than ever scare people because everybody want to be someone, but do not want to pay the price to learn how to become a special person. Alcohol and drugs are much better because it bring them out of the reality for a few moment, but when their trip is finish they came back like they were before! Diana G 02/27/2011
Hello, I’m writing to say what a great tribute you gave on-line for Butch. I’m a friend from the late 60s. I met Butch through Ronnie Hurst, my boyfriend at the time in N.Y.C. Butch was doing his thing at the Chez Madison, a 12 stool bar and café on Madison and 68th St. (if memory serves me) – He would tell stories with such flare and do his dance in that small space. He wowed me from the beginning when we met; and what a pleasure it would be --- knowing him.
When Ronnie and I left for Coconut Grove in ‘Proud Mary’, a second-hand Red VW Bug Year’62…c., Butch stuck a hundred dollar bill in my palm. He said Big Wheels go, Proud Mary….. and save a place for me. We did, on Mary Street. The Columns. The PH 2; …… next to some great neighbors. Butch followed us shortly …. ‘71, and bought a water-bed and had it out on our Patio. He dove into that WB about 5:00 a.m or later after his cruising the grove. He worked various places before that Taurus gig, where he excelled at being Mr. B. !!!
I last saw Butch there early 90s…. and he came around from behind the bar ---- and gave me a big hug and kiss. “Miss Posey” sooooo good to see ya!! We laughed so much with Butch, that my sides use to hurt, before I would head out to my employment at “The Mutiny” ….he was such a great person to be around. Ronnie and he met at the U. of Miami. Butch had done his time down yonder in the service….. in that hellish place just near the Mexican border. My memory is not as sharp as it once was…..Oh, 29 Palms; or something like that!! He regaled us with his adventures and we would laugh into the wee hours on our days off.
Ronnie and I could not go the full distance. I stayed with him for almost five years. I then moved back up North, leaving Butch and Susie behind ….. stayed in touch a bit; but real life knocked me around for awhile. I met my husband when I started a new career in T. V. Syndication. Where did I meet him? At the Fontainblue Hotel, in Miami Beach. They were doing some modest renovations during Jan. of ‘78. There was a detour to the Pool area --- through the basement, where there use to be an Ice Rink…. What did I pass but an old life-size cut-out of Ronnie and his ‘model’ friend doing a Promo for the Hotel back in the 60s; when he filled in for a “sick” pal; and skipped classes at the U. My-my- my!!! as “Butch” would say; You can run but you can’t hide!!!! The past haunts me from time to time; that’s why I googled butch’s name!!! I never stop thinking of those good ole days in the Grove.
I just visited the Taurus and noticed the only thing that didn’t change was the hatch covered tables; sold by Capt. Jay !!! (now outside) and the spirit of Mr. B. floating around and giving me back that magical feeling that only he could contrive!
Take care,Barbara Hosie O’Daly Ocean Ridge, Fl. 07/25/2011
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