When I was a little kid, our family would always vacation at Ocean City, Maryland, in the summer. The time period was the early seventies, during Nixon’s second term. I can remember seeing a small airplane flying above the ocean, several hundred yards out from the beach and following the coastline. Behind it would be trailing one of those long streamers that local businesses used to use for advertising - “EAT AT JOE’S”, that kind of thing. Only this one would read –
“NIXON IS TYRANNY WHICH IS DEATH TO US ALL”.
This many years later, the memory has taken on a weird, surreal aspect. I would almost believe that it was the vague memory of some bizarre dream I had as a child, but my brother swears he can remember seeing the banner, too.
Does anyone else remember seeing that? Ocean City was, and remains, a very popular tourist attraction. I’m sure there must be other baby-boomers and their folks out there who remember seeing that mystery person’s angry political statement. That plane would fly past several times a day, every day.
Does anyone know what I speak of? Who was the person with the banner? Anyone know? It’s been a mystery to me for a long time.