Ocean City has long supplemented their budget by attaching memorial plaques to their boardwalk benches. You may have noticed some at our 50th. Here are three I photographed a few days ago. I have no idea who these people are. This one to Bob and Toni Hunter is typical.
The memorial to Kori Wise Beer was puzzling. Was this a person?—or the product of a defunct local brewery? “Draw me a draft of Kori Wise, Barkeep!” According to a quick Google search, she was a well-liked, real person who had her own local PR company and sounds like someone I would want to have known.
I would not recommend living by her motto, or at least the motto someone assigned to her, “Dance as if no one is watching.” A better motto would be, “Dance as if your mother is watching,” but no one wants to hear that. As Thomas Jefferson advised,” whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”
Best of all is the one from Ocean City High School, Class of 1952. They sound like a good bunch. If any of you OCHSers read this, join us at the Music Pier next June 11. We’ll all sit on your bench with you.