Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Boardwalk

The beach always brings back bittersweet memories for me. I remember my brother, two children, three cousins and I heading out to Coney Island for a day in the sand and surf. We walked along the boardwalk, swam in the ocean and watched animal show in the Aquarium. It was a glorious day with family.

Now with my brother gone, I have not returned to Coney Island. I'd much rather drive several hundred miles to Atlantic City and walk it's casino-lined boardwalk. The throngs of people drown out the sorrow and desolation that accompanies loss. Maybe one day, I'll go back.

Image taken from Wikimedia Commons.


  1. I can't see the words Boardwalk without conjuring up the song. Which frankly didn't make sense to me as a teen as I didn't know how you got 'under a boardwalk'. That'd be like getting under a sidewalk. Now I get it though cuz I am old and wise.
    Ohbytheway - I'm doing this weird thing. I'm making my usual blog visits and after commenting, I'm going over to the blog list - going down five and heading over to it. Unless it is one I have then I'll go down to the next one. Then I'll leave a comment there. Come on - you know you want to! It's Bingo Blogging - I just made that up.

  2. I also asscoiate The Broadwalk with the song.

    Loved the post.


  3. @Jan- That is so funny! When I wrote this, I didn't think of this song but it does fit. :D

    Will try Bingo Blogging today. :)

  4. @Yvonne- Thanks. That song is a great oldie.