On the Ocean City Boardwalk

IMG_9303Ocean 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.

IMG_9307The 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.”

IMG_9304Best 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.


About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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3 Responses to On the Ocean City Boardwalk

  1. Carol says:

    I actually knew Kori Wise Beer. We went to high school together. She was a lively redheaded cheerleader, and a sweet girl. I heard through mutual friends that she took her own life a few years ago. I have no idea why. She was a nice person, and a plaque in OC is the least she deserves.

  2. Andrea says:

    She was a real person and one that I was happy to call my friend. I think she would laugh at this entry. I am glad to hear that there is a plaque in her memory and will make a point to find it next time I am in OC. Great memories with a very special person. Rest in peace my friend…rest in peace. You will never be forgotten…

  3. Marc W says:

    She was my cousin. Her maiden name was the same last name I have. I didn’t know her well – we lived a distance from each other, but I remember going to her bat mitzvah. From what I’ve heard she was a very special person and she is missed. And I still remember her when I was a little kid – she was a few years older than me.

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