Happy 4th of July! Here at the Jersey Shore, Independence Day always signals that summer is in full swing. The area is full of tourists – aka shoebies as us locals call them, days are warm and long, and beach days are plentiful.
The opening paragraph of Chapter 1 of The Other Side of Later always gives me a pang of nostalgia when I reread it.
Some of my favorite childhood memories are from summer days at the beach. Squawking seagulls, rolling waves, ice cream men ringing their bells from the bulkhead, and lifeguard whistles comprised the soundtrack of my summers growing up. It may sound rather cliché, but through the craziness of my early 20s, I always found comfort in living – and raising my son – in the same place that held so many good memories for me. Each time I wiggled my toes in the sand, it took me back to a simpler time.
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