Cool Cape May
“Enjoying the cool ocean breeze and salt water – has a definite relaxing effect” wrote Peggy in 1961.
Every year people come to Cape May to cool off and they’ve been doing it for generations. The moniker “Cool Cape May” dates back over 100 years into the town’s history. It has been printed as the heading on many vintage postcards since the early 1900s. There was even an obscure song written in 1949 titled “Cool Cape May” by spouses Marge and Ludy Love which you can hear a reinvisioned version of on the Facebook page “Cool Cape May.” Cape May’s inherent “coolness” reflects both its climate and atmosphere. The refreshing ocean breeze contributes to so many visitors enjoying this even in the height of summer.
August 6, 1943
We arrived safe yesterday Elsie came with me and Louise got here at the same time, the cool air from the ocean is grand, the house is full and Elsie is staying a week
July 9, 1945
Am spending a week at the shore with the folks where Miles rooms in Phila. Mrs Stull. It is nice and cool here.
August 15, 1949
You can see the big waves coming in. This is where I promenade evenings just to look them over. Thats all. It is lovely and cool here. Expect to go bathing today (Monday)
June 26, 1961
Enjoying the cool ocean breeze and salt water – has a definite relaxing effect
Up here as a delegate from my school to the National Educational Association Convention in Atlantic City June 25. Wish you were here met interesting man. Peggy
June 22, 1968
Dear Abe, we are enjoying your room #14 — Remember! It is all newly painted, pool is open, all very lovely but the air is cool. Wish you were here. Love us