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Retiring to Ocean City good move

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Are you ready for a little bit of deja vu? Whin at a throw back to the days of yore.

Students and local citizens out there walking for a good cause and the University of Maryland women’s basketball team making it all the way to the “Final Four.” Young or old, Ocean City residents are right on top of any charity event. Running and walking ain’t my thing, but  I would gladly participate in a local rocking chair fundraising event. Rocking chairs on the Boardwalk establishment’s porches and a few of the Boardwalk benches, come to mind. Donate to sit on a Boardwalk bench or the beach front establishment’s, rocking chair.?

“Yeah, yeah, you think the old broad has flipped. Benefactors of this fundraiser drive, the local Alzheimer and Dementia associations, of course. All we need now is a chair person.

Naturally, it would have to be on a good weather weekend. Maybe our departed loved ones can pull off that miracle. They’re at the right place at the right time. Early June or September sounds good to me.

Lucky retirees, those folks that chose Ocean City as the place to retire. Why sit home in the big city or nearby county when in Ocean City  you’re…

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Kemp: This has been the winter of disrespect

By: OCsue on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) Oh yeah, this has been the winter of disrespect. Locals are calling it “Spinter.” Everybody wants it to move on and get the heck outta’ here.

All I can think about is the Palm Sunday snow that stopped the world as we knew it for at least four days back in the 40’s. I remember trudging thru knee deep snow to go sleigh riding at the local golf course. The golfers were really “teed off ,” but the school kids loved the extended Easter break. Back in the olden days there was no such thing as a snow day. We trudged thru snow over our heads many a day. That sounds so familiar, h’mmm? Could that be something my dad said?

Many happy returns to birthday kids Anne McDermott, Pete O’Conner, Terri Austin, Jim Geslois, Rita Tindall, Betty Arvin and Nancy Micallizzi. I’m sure that anniversary celebrators  the likes of John and Mary Fink, Jim and Mary Mooney, John and Theresa Cain, Dennis and Carol Roarty and Pam and Earl Jones have somehow managed to muddle thru many a year of weeded, oops, I meant wedded bliss and blisters.

Congratulations kids. Consider yourselves lucky that you landed on Delmarva, where the word, “senior,” is not considered a dirty word.  Celebrate these…

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Kemp finds it impossible to dress for changing weather

By: OCsue on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) Whoa. It came in like a lion and is going out like a tiger. Stop the train and let the old broad get off.

Talk about a touch of spring. When it goes from 90 degrees to freezing in a matter of minutes these days it’s impossible to dress for the weather. Obviously, no one gives a damn any more, they just want it to be over? Not to worry folks, summer is just around the corner. Albeit rain or snow or dark of night nothin’ keeps Ocean City folks from taking flight.

There was a full house at Sunday’s free bingo event at High Stakes on Route 54 in Fenwick Island, Del. Hard to believe that anything is free these days but it’s true. You may actually win an at odd assortment of prizes, socialize with folks like the Kahns, Ryans, Harry and Kathy James, Del Leutner, Bill Shorts and a bodaciously  humongous group of locals, visitors and characters. Drop by for lunch and stay for the fun, entertainment and games.

It’s Lent, wanna’ help the St.Vincent De Paul Society feed the areas needy? Canned or boxed food such as tuna, soup and baked beans, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, boxed cereal, tea and coffee will be   welcome.

Drop your contributions off at St. Luke church…

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