The Resorter … Revisited

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Summer of 1961

Volume VII

Edition 6

Issue Highlights

• 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.

Things I Like

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

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

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

Things I Like

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

The Resorter … Revisited

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