Why do people on the East Coast say they're going to the shore when they go to the ocean and why do people on the West Coast say we're going out to the coast? I always get such a kick out of hearing my relatives and friends in Pennsylvania say they're going to the shore. It sounds so turn of the century.
This box was most likely purchased at the shore in the 1950s. Specifically Ocean Beach, Maryland shore. I'm not sure of it's age. I do recall at one point it was a button box and contained all sorts of lovely buttons that I'd dump out and play with as a child. Now it's just a box that I keep in a special cupboard where I store old tins and what-nots. I just went in search of the button jar where most of the old buttons have been stored for the past few decades. I decided to take out the ones that spark special memories and put them in a jar on my bookshelf. Funny how little buttons can bring back so many memories.
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This company, Dolle's Salt Water Taffy, is still in business. I have no idea if I ever went there, but I do have memories of going to the boardwalk as a child and playing on the beach. I remember having one of those little plastic Cupie dolls on a stick with feathers sticking out of it and one of the monkey's that you'd wind up and it would play cymbals. Alas, they never came out of storage (Sneer here!) along with my Mouseketter ears. I know, let it go. It's been decades.