have the original newspaper clipping with photo of President
John F Kennedy giving a speech.
I remember as a kid going to the boardwalk at Easter to
'stroll the boards' and get in my first rides of the season
opening. Then getting a candy apple at the Planter's Peanut Store
(yes they sold candy apples also) and bringing home fudge from
grew up in nearby Sea Girt so going to Asbury park became more
frequent as I grew older.
first apartment was at 5th Avenue & Grand called the
Saxony House Apts.
remember the Paddle Boats and the Swan Ride on the lake
and of course the Palace Amusements. I was one of the
fortunate ones to have gone to the grande dame Mayfair
Theater in all it's splendor with the 'moving clouds' on the
ceiling and it's cousin theater around the corner was the St.
James almost as opulent.
anyone remember the Monte Carlo Pool???(use to be located
where the Asbury Tower was built) It was a huge salt water
pool that was even freezing in July...it also had a separate
diving pool with a high dive !