Ruth Zavitsanos

January 14, 2009

Delaware Beach Magazine…..

Filed under: Previous Posts — ruthz621 @ 1:04 am


My in-depth article will appear in DELAWARE BEACH LIFE MAGAZINE in the July issue available at area news stands and online the end of June.
…There is a song, that when I hear it evokes a specific time, place, and memory. The song, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, holds such depth for me that anytime I hear it, I have to turn up the music, sit back and allow myself to drift off.  This song takes me back to a time of innocence, absolute freedom, and happiness.  I close my eyes as Otis Redding sings his smash hit with the luxury of You Tube. His voice is as easy as the words with a background of seagulls and a calming tide. “Looks like nothing’s gonna change, everything still remains the same”. Things have changed but in my mind the song keeps those days alive.  “I’m just sittin on the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away.” Though the song came out in the early 60’s my memory of that day in 1974 never washed away. “Sittin on the dock of the bay wastin time.” In my memory these times were never wasted because they became treasured time.  Dewey Beach had a way of freezing time and making memories….


  1. Hi Ruth,

    That is certainly a song that conjures up memories for so many! Your intro makes me want to read the story in it’s entirety and know more about this Dewey Beach.

    All the best,

    Comment by Karen Giachino — January 29, 2009 @ 8:36 am | Reply

  2. What memories there were, Dewey Beach and Bruce Rule! I can’t wait for the article to come out in July. Dewey Beach has provided a lifetime of memories and will always be a special place in my heart. Those memories started out with you and I going crabbing, riding bikes, walking the beach and so much more. I continue those memories with my family now. But those we share in those days of innocence are the sweetest!

    Comment by Ann — May 18, 2009 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

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