Summer of 1965
This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Terri Steele, who was also featured in Hess Apparel’s full-page ad.
New at Frontier Town this year was a prairie dog colony, a wooded picnic area and U-Driv-Em goat carts.
In the column, “Then I Wrote,” the Editor wrote, “One of the liveliest and happiest places in Ocean City is strangely enough the waiting room of Doc Townsend’s office. Here one listens to grandmothers talk of their children, farmers talk of their crops, hunters talk of the coming duck season and businessmen talk of the past summer’s crowds.”
New this year at the Majestic Hotel on 7th Street and the Boardwalk was a guest swimming pool, according to manager W.C. Savage.
In his City Hall report, Councilman C.H. Shuey wrote, “I have talked with dozens of business people from apartment house owners to restaurant operators. Without exception they are doing better this year than ever before — even in the fact of all the new construction — and hence increased competition — this year. I noticed many Quebec cars, Ohio cars, New Jersey cars, even Montana, Texas, and Wisconsin license plates are not uncommon.”
The Coast Guard DUKW (pronounced “duck”) rescued many stranded Ocean City residents during the March Storm of 1962. The odd-looking vehicle played a major role in that storm due to a temporary inlet that had been carved north of 71st Street making Coastal Highway impassable in that area. Developed for use in World War II, the DUKW was an amphibious … Continue reading
A backyard lit up by the moon Reading the paper in the morning in a quiet house Summer nights at home A movie that keeps a group of kids’ interest When “less is more” is true Seeing the love of the ocean in my sons How all the trash cans in Berlin are the … Continue reading
The end of summer break and the start of school this week did not come as a harsh reality for at least one child in the house. He was fine with going back to school. He was looking forward to it and was ready. There was definitely no sleepy child on the first day that had to be drug out … Continue reading
Georgia native Jodie “Joe” Thrasher, Sr. came to Ocean City in 1930 to run a baseball pitching machine game in the Pier building. He didn’t begin his French fry stand until 1939 when he began cooking his fries in frying pans using cottonseed oil. When cottonseed oil became unavailable during World War II, Thrasher switched to peanut oil and when … Continue reading
Summer of 1969 Volume XVII Edition 2 Issue Highlights • Hastings Real Estate Inc. listed a one-bedroom oceanfront condominium for sale for $19,950, including “wall to wall carpet” and “paneled walls.” • A free coupon for the Sky Monorail was included in the bayfront Playland Amusement Park’s ad on 65th Street. • In his After Dark column, which spotlighted the … Continue reading
The tooth fairy has been a frequent visitor of late, and, according to a recent survey, we are cheap. To date, the tooth fairy has visited Beckett’s seven times, and it appears Carson will soon be getting a few visits as well. Pam and I decided pretty early on we were not going to overthink the whole concept of how … Continue reading
When change is a good thing Family days at Jolly Roger When kid sleepovers go well Early-morning runs to start the day Learning something new every day Melted cheese on broccoli Driving with the windows down in our minivan The beach at dusk Smell of a bonfire in the distance Remembering … Continue reading
Getting his little brother in trouble is something Beckett thoroughly enjoys. The problem for him is we have caught on to his antics. It’s common for Beckett, 7, to tell Carson, 5, to do something he’s not supposed to do, but he does it in a conniving way that clearly has devious intentions. For example, while sitting in our beach … Continue reading
Summer of 1962 Volume VIII Issue 1 Issue Highlights The Capitol Theatre on Worcester Street was showing the following movies: Walk on the Wild Side, Samar, Madison Avenue, Cape Fear, The Night Creature, The Outsider and Lonely Are The Brave. Captain’s Hill was being advertised as the “gracious new waterfront community” west on Route 50. Now here … Continue reading