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Senior Slant with Irish Kemp
By: OCsue on December 6th, 2013
(Dec. 6, 2013) Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we try to deceive. Did our tongues really turn black when we lied to our mom? Not too bright, I was the ripe old age of 6 before I tested her little truth or consequences, scam.
We were a one-mirror, family. My mom knew I wasn’t about to climb 40 steps to the third floor to check out the color of the tongue. Almost as hard as trudging thru nose high snow 10 miles to school and back, winter and summer.
Ooops! Sorry about that. That was my dad’s tale of woe. Oh yeah, the same guy that claimed to have seen my lost articles walking down the street. Man was I a dumb kid or what? Would my parents have fibbed, you’d best believe it.
“Been there done that?” Don’t use that as an excuse to pass up Northside Park’s Winterfest of Lights display. Trust me folks, it is truly amazingly beautiful this year. Visitors I talked to agreed whole heartedly.
A few fireplaces, small tables and a rocker or two, near the delicious hot cocoa stand would have been a nice spot to socialize especially for the over the hill crowd, but trust me, I’m not complaining.
Wouldn’t it be great if the victims of the one…
By: OCsue on November 29th, 2013
(Nov. 29, 2013) Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.
In my book, not necessarily true. There is a time for everything. Hang on to that sense of humor – you’ll need it especially when you’re going over the hill. With a passel of eight, as Dobson so aptly put it, my sense of humor crashed big time in the days of yore. To put it mildly, I SPOKE IN A LOUD VOICE.
Nowadays, no one hears me. I assume it’s my corporal punishment for my sins of yore. Those kids could feign deafness at a very early age. I knew they could hear me loud and clear back then. Trust me, there is nothing wrong with my baby boomers’ “forgetteries” these days. They refuse to let loose of the classics.
Their claims of the increduously, horrible things I’d scream, such as, “I’ll be glad when you grow up and leave home. ” Or, “If you take one more step onto that wet kitchen floor, I’ll break your leg… for you! ” All that fell on deaf ears.
Two can play that game: Good grief! Thanksgiving’s over? Santa Claus is in town? Surely they jest.
Talk about sticker shock, how ‘bout the price of turkey these days? The Kemps didn’t pay that that kind of cash for our wedding license or rings.…
By: OCsue on November 22nd, 2013
(Nov. 22, 2013) Communication is funny. It can make a cloudy day sunny….or not. It all determines with whom and what method you’re using to reach out and touch someone. Does “at the present time all our service representatives are busy assisting other customers, your call will be answered in the order it was received,” sound familiar? My advice, for what it’s worth, would be “grab up a basket of snacks and prepare to wait for at least three days.”
Has anybody noticed that all calls soliciting seniors, for whatever comes thru loud and clear on a daily basis, but personal calls go directly to the message route. I’ve been told to call the “Do not call” folks and complain but the waiting time is up to three days.
Turkeys abound around our town, year-round. I’m not talkin’ the Thanksgiving Day feast kind ‘o bird. Coming up on Thursday, Dec. 5, the Delmarva Irish American Club is holding its annual Christmas party. There’ll be a show, plus a bodaciously humongous buffet at BJ’s on the Water on 75th Street. Advance reservations are a must. Tickets cost $25 if you bring a toy, $30 without a toy. Couples are…