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Inside out view of the new Italian boutique: “Love Positano.”   #60 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Jean Bredin photo. 5/8/19 ©

 

Clothing made in Italy. Jean Bredin photo. ©

Hi Paul,

As I walked down Main Avenue today, “Love, Positano’s” door was open…

Well, as any red blooded woman would do, I walked in.    I was pleasantly surprised by everything. Where do you look first?

When April Cornell left, I was disappointed, but things are definitely looking up.

Jean Bredin, our man on the street.

 

Dean Martin:   (Yes friends we know, Roma is not Positano, but it is  Dean Martin…)

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Jean Bredin © Ocean Grove. 4/23/19

 

BLOSSOM DEARIE:

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Spring blossoms by Wesley Lake in Ocean Grove.   Jean Bredin ©. Blogfinger.net.©  4/23/19

 

MAX RAABE AT CARNEGIE HALL WITH THE DAS PALAST ORCHESTER.

 

 

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“Hanging out on the Pier photographing Seagulls.” By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff, in Ocean Grove 4/5/19 ©

 

HITADA HIKARU

 

 

 

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This image, by Jean Bredin on April 3, 2019 in Tent Village, Ocean Grove, captures one of the historic “tents” in its winter garb.  The tents are the most photographed subjects in town, but photos of the hibernating structures are unusual.

The “soft” canvas front ends are put away for spring, but this “hard” component remains to be battered by the elements, as witnessed by the peeling paint.   Within is the infrastructure of indoor plumbing, electric, rooms, etc.

Just as the trees behind will soon bloom again, so will this tent be revived with a new paint job, front end canvas, and most of all, the presence of those who will inhabit this traditional home to bring to life  an important component of Grovarian history.

This yearly coming to life by occupying these “tents” reminds me of the Jewish holiday of Succoth where temporary dwellings are constructed each year.

From Wikipedia:    “As stated in Leviticus, it is also intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt.”

Throughout the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah and many people sleep there as well.”

THE BARRY SISTERS  with a happy song in Yiddish called In “Meina Oigen Bistie Shain” from their album To Life: Songs of  Chanukah and other Jewish Celebrations.  I’ll take a stab at a translation:  ” In my eyes, you are beautiful.”   Somebody else  want to try?

 

 

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Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. © Feb. 16, 2016.

Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. ©    Re-post.  Feb. 16, 2016.   Click to enlarge.

“…..and the rain subsided, the cold snap ended, so it was great for taking a walk. The sky was a panorama of dark gray clouds….it was a dramatic sight…as sometimes it is after rainstorms.”

Jean

THE STORYVILLE JASSBAND    “I Get the Blues When It Rains.”

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Relaxing at the front window of Odyssey. This is what coffee man Joey Lipp hoped for. Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff photo. ©  Ocean Grove, Jan. 18, 2019.

By Jean Bredin.  Reporter at Blogfinger.net

“A cold dank day in Ocean Grove.  Thought I’d head to Odyssey for a cup of brew.

“This coffee house is already morphing into a destination:  Cool music in the background, chatter from customers having their coffee, students reading…

“I was lucky to be sitting in the front window, by the door, watching the world go by.

“People coming and going greeting me with a smile, and then saying,  “Have a nice day” when they were leaving.

“How did I get so lucky?”

CAST OF ON THE TOWN.  Leonard Bernstein:

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Ocean Pathway, OG. By Jean Bredin. Dec 27, 2018. Blogfinger staff ©

“Hi Paul,

“A passerby advised me that the house on this corner was one of four houses built in Ocean Grove from the Sears and Roebuck catalog. It looks cute and is sitting on valuable property, Ocean Pathway.”

Jean

Editor’s note:  There is some more information on this topic in our next post about Ted Bell.

KATHERINE HO performing “Yellow” from the soundtrack of Crazy Rich Asians.   It is actually a recognizable hit by “Coldplay,” but I thought our Blogfinger readers would enjoy this song in Chinese.

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Ocean Grove. Dec. 12, 2018. Jean Bredin ©

LADY ANTEBELLUM:

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Around the Grove with Jean Bredin:

Walking around Wesley Lake today, I came upon a gaggle of Canada geese. Although not very popular with some folks, they are a member of the Natural World.  And I decided to photograph them.When I came upon them, one by one they jumped in the Lake.  They have their own synchronized style of traveling from one end of the Lake to the other.

Turn on the music and then the video.

 

 

 

MICHAEL GIACCHINI   (The main theme from the movie Ratatouille)

 

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