Columnist ‘luv’perfectsKemp kids’ vanishing act after years
(Oct. 5, 2012) “Shades of deja vu!” Like father, like kids. During Sunfest last week, I dropped my luv, Skip, off at a Boardwalk bench while I checked out the time of the next show. How could I have forgotten to warn him not to move an inch? A bodaciously humongous amount of friends assured me that he was in the same spot when they stopped to chat; he told them he was waiting for me. A few minutes later when I went to retrieve him, he had disappeared. Obviously, over the years, he had perfected the kids’ vanishing act.
Worry, why do I let myself worry? It’’s blasphemous, I know but it reminded me of Mary and her one. At least when her kid wandered away, she knew he didn’t have her car keys and credit card. All Mary had to do was check out the temple. I wondered if she worried after she found out he could make wine outta’ water?
It’s time to chill out and enjoy fall’s gorgeous “changing of the leaves” show. Harpoon Hanna’s adult-plus seasonal deck party last Wednesday was a standing room only event. Pete and Barbara Rendina, George and Barbara Gantz, Phyllis and Lou Weidner and the dancing Mooneys, Jim and Mary, put on a floor show. That “double over the shoulder, around the neck” move by the dancing Mooneys, the likes of what is rarely seen in these parts, was spectacular. Witnesses to this awesome dance move — Rosy Bird, Cal Hook, Naomi Popoli, Bob Pizza and Betty, Lynn Henning, Bill Shorts, Ken McFarlin, Betty Dolan, Bill Shorts, Rob and Carol Robinson, Sarah Gray, Judy and Ray and Pete and Kathy Weaver — were warned not to try this at home. ’Tis true, the Mooneys were invited to the local “so you think you can dance” show by Simon. H’mmm! Or was that “Ping Pong’s” Susan Sarandon?
Sharon, Steve, Pam, Carol and Ron Somerville, above, enjoy all the things Sunfest had to offer. Held Sept. 20- 23, the fall festival featured live music, food, and a number of arts and craft vendors. (Left) Cris and Dave Fairbanks love the social scene in Ocean City. PHOTOS COURTESY IRISH KEMP Oh yeah kids, I’m losing it. Would you believe I hung over a hot, cardboard stove for hours, baking 65 cupcakes, with icing, of course, to celebrate the inimitable (that’s good, Bob) almost live, Bob Burns’ September birthday, only to discover I had the wrong date.
It would be so nice if everybody comes to Hanna’s 3-6 p.m. happy hour on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with an iced cupcake (tiny candle optional) to celebrate Bob’s birthday, as well as those of October birthday kids, Barbara Giles, Dick Kahn, Evelyn Pitarra, John Staley, Ceil Addicks, Bernie Bowerman, Pat Luckett, Ed Coady, Jack Nickels and Neil and Lee Taylor. Bob just learned the last words to the song.
About my cupcakes, they didn’t rise to the occasion.
Invite a birthday kid to the Hibernians ladies card party and luncheon at St. Andrew’s Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9. For tickets ($20), call Maureen O’Brien at 443-614-5221 or 302- 908-1498. UNO players welcome.
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