A candidate for the Ladies Auxiliary?    June 6, 2021. Paul Goldfinger photo.



BRIAN WILSON:      Remembering Gershwin   From Porgy and Bess





“Premonition”–a high school band. Chester Township, New Jersey.  c. 1985. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©




ROLLING STONES    “Waiting On a Friend”




Avon-By-The-Sea. Rt. 71. June 11, 2021. Paul Goldfinger ©






Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Kathy and Mark.    Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger. ©


INDIGO SWING  (They are a “retro-swing” group from San Francisco)



Ocean Grove. Sept. 4, 2015. By Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff. ©

Ocean Grove Schwinn. Sept. 4, 2015. By Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff. ©   Click to raise the seat.


From Jean Bredin:   “One of my favorite movies is Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.  The plot revolves around Pee-wee’s customized vintage bicycle which was stolen.

His bike had doodads, gizmos, whistles, horns, and could fly! Well, this bike has no doodads or gizmos, but it is beautiful nonetheless…and fits right into Ocean Grove’s charm.”





Hurricane Cleo hits Miami Beach in August 1964, demolishing the lobby of the Deauville  Hotel. Paul Goldfinger award winning photograph. © Displayed at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.






Ocean Grove garden June 25, 2020. Be inspired and join the tour. Blogfinger photo.

OCEAN GROVE GARDEN TOUR SITES:  Sunday June 20, 10 am to 1 pm.

a. Eileen and Paul Goldfinger:   113 Mt. Hermon Way  (at Delaware)   Blogfinger headquarters. Front, side and back.

b. Melinda and Bev:  114 Mt. Tabor Way    (at Delaware)   featured back yard.

c.  George and Deanna Griffin:    91 Webb Avenue

d. Jim and Donna Schmitt:  93 Webb Avenue

e. Judy Schmitt: 99 Webb Avenue

f. Annabel Bisset:  77 Heck Avenue  (design by Jean Galle)  “Really cool!”  (There are labels)

g.  Rena:  112 Asbury Avenue  (around the corner from Mt. Tabor)   Side yard.

h.  Lisa and Barry Sokol  123 Franklin Avenue

i. Ginnie Radford  47 Broadway  (cross street is Central Ave.)      Take the A train.

j.  Deb:     122 Mt. Hermon Way  (front)

The actual home base for our People’s Garden Tour is found by clicking on the Garden tour tab at the top of this page, but here you see a list in progress, so please excuse some missing surnames, missing cross streets and missing gardens.  It is a good time for a garden tour because June is busting out all over.

We hope that more of you will sign up.   This is a casual affair  (can I use that word?) and those who participated in the past including visitors enjoyed it very much.

It is June 20, Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm.    There is no schedule.  Just wander around, but pay attention to the geography.  I’ll see if I can post a map of God’s Square Mile, but don’t worry walkers; it’s actually God’s Half Mile.

—Paul and Eileen @ Blogfinger.net

Contact us at Blogfinger@verizon.net   or call Eileen:   732 539 3524   If you don’t want your name posted, let us know.

Visitors:  Try to get around town to visit all the gardens:



cypress corkscrew

Naples, Florida.   Click to see the egret among the cypress.  Paul Goldfinger photograph.




JULIE ANDREWS:   “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins.





—Paul Goldfinger, Editor, Blogfinger.net

Some songs really need to be performed with a vocalist because the lyrics are so beautiful.  And that is true for the jazz classic “All the Things You Are.”  It was written in 1939 for a show called “Very Warm for May.”

Jerome Kern wrote the music while Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the words. These two musical geniuses collaborated for many great songs.  Here are some of the lyrics from the verse, so you can see how remarkable the words are:


“You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song
You are the angel glow that lights a star
The dearest things I know are what you are
Some day my happy arms will hold you
And some day I’ll know that moment divine
When all the things you are, are mine”

But the music is so gorgeous on its own, that in the hands of a great jazz musician you can get this—Dizzy Gillespie and his sextet, recorded in 1945.

Dizzy Gillespie. (1917-1993). One of the most innovative jazz musicians, especially in be-bop and Latin jazz.



BONUS TRACK:  This time with the words.  Carly Simon from her 22nd album “‘Moonlight Serenade.”  (2005)


Jean Bredin’s family album


From Jean Bredin:   “I’m up at Mom’s looking through old photographs.  This portrait is of me (L) with my two little friends sitting at the water pump—about 1946.

“I guess my Dad took the photo.  And I can’t get over what a treasure it is….You had a good eye Pop.”


SARA BAREILLES     “Free to Be You and Me.”


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