From the time I was released from the hospital after my birth, I went straight to Atlantic City for the summer, from Philadelphia. I spent every summer from June until September until I was 18 at the shore.

It was a given that when it rained, we either went to the movies or to Steel Pier. I remember my mother packing a lunch and off we went. It was a fun-filled day.

My favorite was the high-diving horse and I never got tired of seeing it jump off the ramp. Loved the talent show and movies. I remember seeing the Three Stooges one summer.

Also, danced on the Grady and Hurst Show. And the Diving Bell was always very interesting.

It sure was an inexpensive day of fun, and it felt safe being there all day without adult supervision. - Renee Rudolf Scribner, Vineland