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If you were ever around the Seacoast of New Hampshire during the last 53 years you were familiar with KENNEDY'S Restaurant. An icon on the corner of High Street and Ocean Blvd. KENNEDY's was the place to stop and get a quick burger, or dog, after a fun surf session with your buddies. Or, it was the spot to grab a tasty breakfast and a hot cup of coffee, before or after, an early morning session. The man behind that establishment was Bill Kennedy. Bill was a Veteran of both WWII and KOREA. He was quite a character. And once you met him, you never forgot him. He was a classic individual, and KENNEDY'S Restaurant was another sign of yesteryear slipping through the hands of time.
Bill Kennedy passed away on Columbus Day Monday. October 9th, 2006.
There are many surfers in New England who remember Bill. Some young, and some old. Bill was always nice to me. I did quite a few cartoon drawings for him over the years. A lot of the older surfers are going to miss him. Guys like: Jason and Curt Hammer, Bob McNeil, The Evans, Frank Swift, JT, Norm Murphy, The Keefe Brothers, Kevin & Kim Grondin, Jay Gould, The Ritchies, Dave Cropper and his extended family to just name a few.
Anyone whoever walked into that place, in a dripping wetsuit, and ordered a quick breakfast and or lunch. Anyone whoever ate dinner there, and then filled up on some ice cream. We will all miss you Bill.
Thank you Bill for serving our country in two Wars. And Thank you Bill for serving us Surfers when we were tired and hungry. You were one of a kind.
Rest in Peace.
I want to take this time to thank everyone who emailed me about my mother. I saw her today, and she's resting as best as she can. I had her laughing a number of times. It was a good visit. She wanted to hear the story of Max in Hatteras again, losing both his Jersey and his Trunks when he went over the Falls on a 10' wave. And how he Surfed so hard after, and was rewarded with NO score, because he didn't have a Jersey on. She liked to hear how I, along with NNE Director Lenny Nichols, argued on his behalf, with the Judges to get them to acknowledge their mistake. They finally did. Albeit too late.
My mother was always one for a swift and definitive justice being served. She smiled knowing we changed the rules for future young contestants.
I won't bore you with more Mother stories, I'll keep you all posted as time goes on. But, thank you all again for your prayers and thoughtful emails. I won't forget your kindness.
So the Patriots have a BYE this week. The SOX are vacationing in the tropics. The Bruins are...nevermind.
New England Sports...whew!
Hey I keep forgetting to talk about this. It's about a TV commercial for SPRINT. And it has to be one of the funniest dam TV spots I've ever seen. Maybe you've seen it? These two guys dressed in Wild West Cowboy outfits. One guy, with no hat, and the other with a black hat and coat. They are faced off about to draw their guns on each other. The guy without the hat draws his gun in lightening speed and then slaps the other guy across the face before he can do anything. The look on the dude being slapped is hilarious. The camera cuts to some of the other patrons who are all tight lipped and drawn into this strange scene. They repeat this scenario about six times, with each one being more absurd and funnier than the previous. I know this has nothing to do with surfing, but it makes me laugh everytime I see it. I guess I just love the look on the two guy's faces, as the one guy just slaps this one dude silly. It's all Slapstick. Like the Stooges.
I guess it's a guy thing.
Unless you women like it too.
Last week I posted this petition about the Sea Wall
at North Beach in Hampton. Check it out.
Remember my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace. Surf For Fun.
1970 The Art Of The Leashless Kick-Out.