I did night security at the Creek Beach in Bayville from 1995 to 1999. Every morning at about 6:30, Norm would wake up and walk into the street in front of his house and wave his hand high in the air to get my attention. I was in my truck at the beach, but was close enough to his house to be able to see him waving at me. I would lock my truck up and go and hang out with him until my shift ended at 8 A.M. I got to spend time with Norm in his garage, driveway & garden. I helped him with his woodworks and played with his dog and we would get into long discussions about Bayville's history. I got to do this with him 7 days a week. He gave me fresh vegetables from his garden. My Father always talks about how Norm built the best fishing rods he's ever seen. He raved about that. I remember going to Norm's Tackle Shop back in the 70's & 80's. Those were great days. I am honored to have known Norm and grateful that I got those 4 years to spend time with him. I am deeply saddened by his passing. I will miss him greatly, for the remainder of my life and look forward to spending time with him again, in Heaven. Rest in Heaven Norm.
sorry for your loss.your father is Bayille.how many first fishing poles he was apart of.every pole became a memory,for him and the families that got them.your dad and Matthew had something special too ,the garden. He would say 'eat anything you want BUDDY it will make you strong'and he did.thank you for sharring him with us. Bill