ANOKS: Jaws

I’ve posted before about our family’s weekly summer trips “down the shore” to visit my grandmother while I was growing up in New Jersey.  Every Sunday, we’d fill the car, drive to The Villas, and then head to the beach.   Like most kids, I loved the beach.  I loved playing in the sand.  I…

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New Traditions

For months leading up, the Beloved would ask me, “What are your family traditions for being at the beach?”  And I would tell her that we had zero experience with spending a week together at the beach as a family (PLENTY of experience with day-trips) but very little in extended stays.  In some ways, we…

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Down The Shore

When I was growing up, we had a summer family tradition – no tradition isn’t quite the right word – "ritual" seems more correct.  Every (and I mean damn near every) Sunday during the summer, we would pack up the family and head “down the shore”.  Specifically, we would drive down and visit my grandmother…

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