Summer of 1961
• New this year at Frontier Town was the Longhorn Saloon & Beef House.
• The Diplomat Motor Hotel on 26th Street billed itself as “Ocean City’s Smartest Holiday Address.” You could reach them at “Atlantic 9-7148.
• In an editorial, Dick Lohmeyer wrote, “Cullens Jenkins is dead. And with his passing Ocean City loses one of the too few confident, hard-driving business men that are needed to make a town great. Jiggs was a giant of a man whose aggressive recklessness in the world of business made more conservative businessmen shudder. Everything he did was big. He played like a giant, worked like a giant, but he had the heart of a mere mortal, and that in the end, proved to be his downfall. … Goodbye Jiggs! We will miss you.”
• The Eden Roc Motel on 20th Street was advertising, “Where Sophistication Joins With Comfort … Ocean City’s smart new holiday address where free morning coffee, swimming pool, luxurious interiors, air conditioning, is commonplace.”
• Among the new movies playing at the Capitol Theatre on Worcester Street and the Shore Drive-in Theatre three miles west of Ocan City were Midnight Lace, The Parent Trap, Angel Baby, Come September, Brides of Dracula, GI Blues, The Ladies Man, Black Sunday, 13 Ghosts and Butterfield 8.
I had my first funnel cake the other day, and now I get it. Somewhere along the way without me knowing Beckett became a huge fan of funnel cakes. I never understood this love affair. All it now takes is for him to see one and he has a hard time getting it out of his head. Case in point … Continue reading
Saturdays Celebrity Family Feud silliness Watching my kids swim well Paddleboarding with my wife Sundays Hitting the fairway on a tee shot A dog crazy over a ball How hungry my kids get on the beach Fireworks in the summer The truth even if it stings Getting Orioles score updates … Continue reading
Summer of 1977 Volume XXIII Edition 7 Issue Highlights This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Linda Dilks from Wilmington, Del. She was 22 years old and spending her summer working as a waitress at the Bonfire. The newest oceanfront condominium selling units was The Quay on 107th Street. An advertisement suggested 5% down was all that was needed. … Continue reading
Two exhausted sons after a day of fun in the sun Finding a good pen and sticking with it Seeing a little kid catching a fish Listening to Bob Marley on the beach Passionate volunteers The new Fish In OC spread in this paper A great gift idea Low tide beach days … Continue reading
In a house full of males, no food should ever be left unattended. In my home where the men hold a 4:1 advantage (including the dog) over poor Pam, food has been known to disappear quite often. Food can be stolen off unattended plates at any time, and I learned that firsthand the other night when it was just me … Continue reading
There have been some unique advertising devices that have called attention to Ocean City’s attractions over the years. Some of today’s most popular include Ripley’s shark in the pier building on Wicomico Street, the big pirate at Jolly Roger Amusement Park and the Batmobile parking beside Ocean Gallery on 2nd Street. One of the most famous landmarks was the giant … Continue reading
An outdoor shower at night The rare times when my kids admit they are actually tired Summer nights at The Freeman Stage When my phone is not near me Falling asleep early on a Sunday night When I enjoy a kids movie, too The front row at a concert Eavesdropping on tourists’ conversations … Continue reading
Summer of 1972 Volume XVI Edition 2 Issue Highlights At this time, Ames Discount Department Stores were advertising specials at three locations — Seaford, Del., Salisbury and Pocomoke City. Among Dick Lohmeyer’s “Things I Like” were cream chipped beef on French fried potatoes, afternoon naps, picnics anytime, anywhere, peanut chews at the movies and fried Maryland tomatoes. … Continue reading
The summer affords us the opportunity to spend quality time individually with our kids, and it’s amazing how different they are when not together. Pam and I were off last Friday and day care was closed for Carson. Beckett was in camp all week and we gave him the option of attending the last day of camp or spending the … Continue reading