Friday, May 27, 2011

{Holiday} Happy Memorial Day

Wishing you and yours a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

**To those that have made the ultimate sacrafice for our freedom, I sincerely honor you and thank you for your service to our country.

**Since it's the official kickoff to summer this weekend, I figured I'd share a pic of something that not only screams SUMMER to me, but also reminds me of what my grandmother's childhood on the Wildwood boardwalk might have been like.

Year 1920's & 30's :: Mommom Dart's {Dorothy June} grandfather owned a salt water taffy shop on the boardwalk {Lowe's Candy & Fudge}, and her family lived in an apartment above the shop until she was eight years old. My mom has old black & white photos of my grandmother and her brother on the boards as young children -- they would play on a nearby carousal and then collapse on the benches that line the boardwalk afterwards :-} I could sift through those delicate, old photos for hours.

Year 2007- present day :: We spend a lot of time in North Wildwood over the summer with my hubby's family, who reside in Grassy Sound, a small community of homes that sit on the bay. We usually brave the boards, which is a much different place now than when my grandmother grew up there, at least once during the summer. I always make sure I walk by the place where Mommom Dart spent her early years. A Dunkin' Donuts has replaced what used to be the salt water taffy shop. Standing, staring, imagining, I conjure up vivid images of my grandmother as an innocent, curly-haired girl spending her days on that sunny, full-of-life, where-dreams-are-made block on Pine and the boardwalk.

Ahhh -- a girl can dream, can't she?


  1. Such a sweet, sentimental post! Looking forward to visiting your lovely blog often.

  2. Thank you, Lissa! Thanks for stopping by!