Ocean City — What Is So Rare as a Day in December?

Posted on December 6, 2008


A quiet, beautiful Saturday in Ocean City, Maryland. Bright sunshine, gentle breeze. Temperature at 11:30 a.m. — 41 degrees — but it feels warmer. Regular gasoline — $1.64 and $1.65 on Coastal Highway. Lots of folks out walking  the Boardwalk —  dozens, at least.

Would you believe backed up traffic? Yes, but only because of the Christmas Parade. Santa Claus, marching bands, floats, antique cars, horses. Otherwise, traffic is light to nonexistent.

Last week’s word on the national economy was “Recession.” This week featured two words, “Deflation” and “Unemployment.” We might see $1 gasoline again, someone speculated on television this morning.

Are we near the “bottom?” Let’s not go there. The day is too beautiful. It reminds me that the best things in life are priceless. — Bernie Hayden