Unlike his dad, driver kept cool, even in heavy traffic
(Nov. 30, 2012) Two down, two to go! The Kemps traveled to Newport, R.I., for the Thanksgiving holiday. Chauffeured up and back by our son, Paul, we just sat back in our comfortable seats and enjoyed. Skip claims that I can back seat drive from any seat. Trust me, there was not one “OMG” or #&%* uttered by either one of these totally contented passengers. Unlike his dad, even when traffic was backed up for miles, our driver kept his cool.
Those seemingly, endless trips to and from OC with a parcel of kids in ye’ old station wagon came to mind. The kids fought over the rear seat, facing the oncoming traffic. When we were stuck in bay bridge back-ups, they’d communicate with big magic marker signs with people in the cars around us. Many would respond likewise. They would hold up goodbye signs with the kids’ names on them. Lord only know what other info was traded back in the olden days. One couple informed them they were newly weds.
Members of the Ocean City Senior Bowling League, above, celebrate during a 2011 Christmas party at Northside Park. (Left) Naomi, Cal, Joe, Bill and Charlie share some laughs at High Stakes in Fenwick Island, Del.PHOTOS COURTESY IRISH KEMPPlaces to go and things to do to celebrate Ocean City, Md. 21842, or call 410-289- 6156.
Our town is loaded with opportunities to help the needy, year-round. New in town and wanna’ be found? I urge you to hit the ground running by joining a church or nonprofit organization. Take my word for it, there are a slew of them around our town that hold fun fundraisers all year-round. In the true spirit of Christmas, help yourself by helping others.
Celebrating, congregating, palpitating or just out circulating around town, I found my table meister, John Staley, Fred and Sue Frankowski, Steve and Jackie Nutwell, the Arenas and Jack and Lorraine
the holidays abound. Coming up, the Delmarva Irish-American Club’s Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 6, at BJ’s on the Water at 75th Street and the bay. Doors will not open until 6:30 p.m. This is always a fun, sold-out event. With tons ’o delicious food and entertainment by OC’s fabulous and awesomely talented Pat Garvin. Guests are urged to pay for their reservations immediately. Members with toy, $25; without, $30; guests, $35 and $40. Make checks payable to DIAC and mail to Buck Mann, 220 16th St.,Taylor. Congratulations to anniversary celebrators: a beyond golden for John and Martha Stone and Jim and Bernadette Salembene, and halfway there, Sid and Rita Tindall.
I always feel that December birthday kids — the likes of Joe Cain, Rita Salerno, Mary Ellen Arena, Gerry Furst, Tonya Sas, Anne Gough and Phil Guarino — deserve a little extra attention in lieu of their near-Christmas arrival. If you cross paths with ’em, give ’em a big hug for me. Congratulations, also, to my Washington Post delivery man, Cliff Hedley. Every once in a while on a windy day,the paper takes off. Recently, I opened up a virtually impossible slot between my flowerpots. Would you believe he nailed it twice last week?
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