Saturday, July 27, 2013

15 Ways to Know That You're Old School South Shore

1.) You dove off Shipwreck and lived to tell the tale without getting a car antenna in your arm. 2.) You remember the SS Mayflower at Nantasket Beach. I had a head-on crash there in 1969. VW versus a Delta 88. 3.) The Surf Nantasket was your favorite dance hall. 5.) The Rocking Ramrods were your favorite band. Watch this URL 6.) Ridge Arena was your favorite concert hall. I saw Teddy and the Pandas with the Loving Spoonfuls there. 7.) You can't wait for winter to be over, so you can get fried clams at Wollaston Beach. 8.) Big Blue Hill is the highest elevation in your childhood. 9.) You saw a ship launched on the Fore River. 10.) You've driven down to Hull to watch the hurricane batter the sea wall. 11.) You made it from Wollaston to Nantasket in 15 minutes. On 3A 12.) Hojos was your favorite ice cream. 13.) Your hometown was founded by a Pilgrims. Their last names are not yours. They don't call the South Shore 'the Irish Riviera' for nothing. 14.) If you know Tim Wakefield is the most famous person to ever come from the South Shore. 15.) You consider the Neponset River as a protective barrier against Boston. Not its people, but the city. May it run deep forever.

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