Archive for September 18th, 2009

ppmI spent my first summer away from home in 1964, earning $10 per week working at the Seabreeze, a motel my grandparents owned in Hampton Beach, NH. After work, I would sometimes hang out with one or both of the chambermaids who cleaned and made up the rooms. To me they were mature women, probably all of 16 or 17 years old. I wouldn’t be twelve until October. The Casino Ballroom was (and still is) a concert hall just across the street from the beach where we sometimes would lie on the sand and listen to whoever was playing the Ballroom. I remember one night lying on the warm sand and listening to Peter, Paul and Mary singing If I Had a Hammer. I’ve been a fan of PP&M, and warm summer nights on the beach, ever since.


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