Friday, April 26, 2013

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Years ago I remember my parents taking the family for the day to Atlantic City when we lived in Wilmington, DE.  I must have been 7 or 8 years old.  It's amazing to me I only remember one thing, the trip home.  I remember Daddy had to pull over because we went through a horrible thunderstorm.  I often think how we store some strange memories of our life.  I have been to Atlantic City one other time and those memories are very clear.  As I have have written I spent my college summers in Wilmington, NC.  I had a boyfriend of four years who also lived there.  Summer of 1981 we traveled to visit his aunt and uncle in Guelph, Ontario so once again I was able to return to the city of my birth and see Niagara Falls.  From there we went to visit his brother in Vermont and then on to spend a half day in Atlantic City.  We strolled the Boardwalk and went in to a few Casinos.  Neither one of us much into gambling spent $20 each to have a little fun at Black Jack and the Slots.  I remember the glitz and glam of the Boardwalk but not overly fond of the city itself.  But the memory I am most fond of is stopping to ask a policeman a question.  My boyfriend was 23 and I was three months shy of turning 21.  I asked the policeman what the legal gambling age was as I sure didn't want to spend any unnecessary additional time in Atlantic City.  He replied with an, 'I don't know.'  REALLY?  A policeman didn't know!  LOL!

Within my collection of photographs from my grandmother are quite a few taken just as the photo is in the layout I'm featuring this week.  Apparently having a photo taken strolling the boardwalk was the "IT" thing to have.  There are three or four I have to scrap.  Pictured in this photo from left to right are one of my grandmother's best friends Bettie McStea, my mother at about 14 years of age, and my grandmother Edith Ramsay in 1948.  My grandmother attended several AGA (American Gas Assoc.) Conventions over the years as American Home Magazine Equipment Editor.

From studying photos of Atlantic City during this time period it looks like they are just outside of the Convention Center.

I did this layout as my example of this month's Heritage Challenge at a A Cherry on Top.  You'll just have to click on the link to see what the challenge is all about!  To me a super fun challenge!  At the end of the month I'll select a winner to receive a $5 GC from ACOT delivered by me to you!

Until next time may you have a Blessed Day!

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