Ocean Grove is a 150 year old small town at the Jersey Shore (ie the Atlantic Ocean.)
On this day, the Chamber of Commerce brought a British Car Show into town on Main Avenue. There were a few ROTC cadets present. You can see the flag, so local artist Jack Bredin called the painting “Patriotism.”
The weather was still warm when Jack showed this scene. A few blocks away there were sun worshippers at the beach.
Main Avenue was closed for this event, and if someone drove a few blocks west, he would come to the intersection of Main and Main (Main Street and Main Avenue.)
The Methodists who founded this town had little imagination for street naming. A preacher named Osborne founded the town as a religious community, but they never got around to naming a street for him.
Here is a song from the Broadway show Brigadoon. It’s also about a small town. It captures the mood in Ocean Grove, NJ that day.
Paul Goldfinger, MD Tropicana Forum.
THE STUDIO CAST FOR BRIGADOON: