Save Doc's Motor Court
I'm not sure if my words will mean anything to you and I'm not sure if you will understand them.
My name is Martin Schmidt Jr and my great grandfather Horace Bennett Derrick started a family tradition that has was born in Colonial Beach. My great grandfather was a nobal man. He was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Free Mason, a high ranking official in the Department of Agricultural in the state of Maryland, but most of all he was a family man. My great grandfather found this amazing little town and loved to walk the beach looking for sea shells and sharks teeth. Mrs. Caruthers would share stories of my Great grandfather walking the beach wearing a pith helmet. lol
So what is my point?
It's Doc's Motor Court and what this place and this town means to so many people. Our memories run deep like swimming inside the nets, the old amusement park, the corner store with things hanging all over the wall, the water slide, the casino, Parkers and so much more. This was all singled around Doc's Motor Court, the place is a landmark. My great grandparents, my grandmother, my parents would take us kids to this town and stay at Doc's. When I met the girl I wanted to marry I booked a room at Doc's so she could experience it. This was a step back in time sort of place. The walls are filled with memories of hundreds of families and couples. As my wife and I started having kids we wanted to also take our children to Doc's and have them experience Colonial Beach.
Doc's Motor Court sits vacant but it's still alive in all of us that know it. I'm not sure why the town has slowly drifted away, maybe the Bay Bridge did divert people to a different beach. Can the powers to be not see that Doc's Motor Court makes the town. If these doors never open again all will be lost. Please save Doc's Motor Court and this town. Bring the families back, keep the traditions.