Faithful FrontBurnervians may remember Jerry Merwin (pictured) from last year around this time. Jerry’s been the security manager at St. Paul Place, where D is located, for 11 years, under four different security companies. Gruffly authoritative, but calm and loveable, he’s known for his eagle eye — and for the colorful ties he wears every year at Christmastime.
Subtle, they’re not. You might call the ties “festive.” He’s got 11 of them now, and he starts wearing them the week after Thanksgiving. Tomorrow and Friday, we’ll show you two of his newest ones.
The ties are Jerry’s way of spreading Christmas cheer. Not that he’s really all that pumped up about the holiday. Asked what he wants for Christmas, he says, “I have no idea. … Usually if there’s something I want, I go get it. My wife says I’m impossible to buy for.” So, what did she get for him last Christmas? Jerry thinks for a second and says, “I don’t remember.”