Down the Shore – Tales From the Beaches and Boards of New Jersey is a story about fun and good times, and about a place that is special to millions of people. Life has been severely disrupted here recently, and the author hopes that this book will serve as a reminder that, even in the face of disaster, our memories are wonderful things to have.
Hurricane Sandy. I am not going to follow the crowd and call it the superstorm, as I do not intend to show her that much respect. We all know how this most horrendous storm recently devastated Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and a whole lot more of the Jersey Shore. Memories, however, are fleeting but stable things, and no act of nature can wash them away or blow them out to sea. This terrible storm reminded me of how easily the things and places we hold dear to us can be taken away, just like that…
In contrast, this little book is all about fun, good times, parties and great places to be. Sprinkled in among the anecdotes are some true statistics and some reference to the popular music as it related to the times when these events took place. Most of what you are about to read here happened in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, though it does follow through straight to the present day. So sit back and relax, and have a good laugh, or maybe a good shake of the head. Take a ride with me down the shore; walk the boards, stroll the beach, ride the rides and revel in the music of the times, while I share some truly fun experiences with you.