As things here in Jersey get back to normal. I can’t help but reflect on how to really lucky myself and family are that we were spared by the storm. We lost power for about 10 days and only had a few branches down from trees and lost our gutters. This is minor compared to what others have lost. We live only about 3 miles from the beach and the devastation is on thinkable.
I am saddened by the fact that the places that I frequented as a child at the shore are no longer there. The many beach clubs in Sea bright my parents belong to as a child have been just swept away by the ocean. But at least I have the wonderful memories of those places.
Point Pleasant Board Walk
My husband and I would take drives along the shore when I was sick from the chemotherapy. I found that the salt air would soothe me as I went through treatment. And then after my hysterectomy I loved to sit in the Sun at and watch my son surf. My son was so so upset to see the roller coaster in Seaside protruding from the ocean. Every year at Easter we purchase books of tickets for the rides in Point Pleasant and Seaside. I don’t know what will be there this summer.
I know in due time it will all the repaired ,but I wonder what the New Jersey Shore look like .Would it have the charm of what once was there?? Or will it have an entirely new feeling? Either way I know it will have something still for me. I am a Jersey girl and we are strong people!