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The Boardwalk Was My Playground, 1972

The Boardwalk was my home for many years. I lived on Beach St. at the Casa Alta Apartments. Every day I came across the street to the Boardwalk. The security guards took very good care of me, as did all the staff. I ate, played and would help with the puppet show for Jack and Sandy. I loved the old spin ride that would fly everybody off into the air. I was five years old and would ride the roller coaster by myself. My mother worked at Malio’s restaurant on the wharf for many years. Whenever I get to Santa Cruz, I always go see Gilda, she is family to me. Santa Cruz will always be home and the Boardwalk was literally and will always be home to me.


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