Thursday, September 9, 2010

Down By The Seashore

My sweetheart and I slipped away by ourselves to a place I had longed to see. A state park nearby is a favorite of some of our friends at home and I have wanted to see what makes it so special. And what I saw let me know I want to go back again – maybe for another family reunion or just time away from the routine of life with my sweetheart.


We walked through the campground and enjoyed what we saw. We definitely plan to spend time there in our little cabin-on-wheels. The campground was great, the staff helpful and the campers were friendly – what more could we ask? Oh, but then we crossed the road and walked up an incline to the beach. Say no more. I’m convinced! I loved it there and I didn’t want to leave.


What a perfect day to go down by the seashore! A family was busy burying someone in the sand. . .


Kites were flying. . .


And there was beauty all around us.


I wanted to stay but ‘duty’ called – it was time to head back and join family for dinner together. I knew they were waiting but I wished, oh how I wished, we were all sharing time together in this place by the sea. Down by the seashore – that’s where I long to be. I found myself silently singing a song from my childhood:

All night, all day,
Down by the seaside sifting sand.
Even little children love Marianne,
Down by the seaside sifting sand.

I would love to return to this place someday – with my children and grandchildren. Perhaps I, like Marianne, will be found down by the seashore sifting sand – with the children, sifting sand. And we’ll sing this song:

All day, all night
Down by the seaside sifting sand
Even little children love Marianne Adrienne
Down by the seaside sifting sand

and we will laugh and play and love every minute. . .

down by the seashore!


  1. What a beautiful seashore! I remember that song.

  2. I need to go to the seashore. I am missing it greatly. What beach was this? It reminds me a little of Oswald West, but I don't think it it.


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