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Tampa Westshore Publix. 3/14/21 Blogfinger photo.

“Took my girl to Florida and now I’m gonna Tampa with her.”

We drove 2 1/2 hours to Tampa, an up -and-coming city on the west coast of  Florida.  We went for our 2nd dose of Moderna vaccine.

The store was beautiful, but I confirmed something which I noticed the first time:  there was a preponderance of 20 some-things, shopping, mostly female, and their dress, or undress, in a public place, was something to behold.

We figured out that the demographic there was because it is near the campus of the University of Tampa.

At this Publix we saw two girls, not together, in an attire which we never saw before:  They were wearing a tiny top–June is busting out all over.

But the outfit was most interesting in that the thong bikinis were covered by lacy pants  (see above) that permitted full view front,back and side.   Eileen said, “She’s practically wearing nothing!”

Like the pandemic, new fashions have a way of spreading, so we will likely be reporting on this again in Ocean Grove this summer.

Historical Society of Ocean Grove.


Ocean Grove July 2020 Blogfinger photo©

Last summer, the Asbury Park Press spent the day on the OG beach shooting about 50 photos,  all of which they published for sale, including many girls in bikinis—many more than we ever posted.

What will the Camp Meeting have to say?  Well, if “what is past is prologue,”  (Shakespeare The Tempest) they will say nothing, even though Stokes had a habit of accosting women regarding their bathing suits, inspecting them from head to toe and berating them. (There is a magazine illustration showing just that.)

As far as we are concerned, it’s a free country.   And we know of no area beach town that has dress standards, only undress–nudity standards.  There is a nude beach at Sandy Hook.  Will Ocean Grove dare to become the first to attempt a dress standard?  I guess they  could do it for their employees.

As the song says, “Lovely to look at, delightful to know…”

Fred Astaire sang that song   (“Lovely to Look At”)   in the 1935 movie Roberta,  and he sang,

“What appeals to me
Is just your charm and dignity,
Not what you wear,
But just an air, of great repose
You are quite perfect from your head down to your toes.”




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A new fashion in town. Butt what would Stoke's say? What would the  Ladies Aux. say?   Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove.  C'mon boys and girls----sing along with Brucie.       7/25/15  ©   Paul Goldfinger action photo on Blogfinger.net.  Click to enlarge.

A new fashion in town. Butt what would Stokes say? What would the  Ladies Auxiliary say?   Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove.  C’mon boys and girls—-sing along with Brucie.    7/25/15  ©   Paul Goldfinger action photo on Blogfinger.net.  Click to enlarge.









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Ocean Grove beach. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Ocean Grove beach. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.  Blogfinger.net




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Graduation Day (Neptune High School) at the Greatest Auditorium. Jean Bredin photo for Blogfinger.net June, 2018. ©. Re-post 2020.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor @Blogfinger.net

Each June, the Township of Neptune honors the Scarlet Flyers with a lovely graduation ceremony in the Great Auditorium.  The students and families at NHS look forward to what has become a multi-generational tradition.

Blogfinger has been present to photograph an event filled with joy. You can search our archive box. (top right) to see some of those images.

Unfortunately, the event had to be cancelled this year because of the virus risks.

Here is Edward Elgar’s magnificent “Pomp and Circumstance.”  At Rutherford High School, where I learned reading, writing and the facts of life, we always went down the aisle in the Rivoli Theater.

I recall my junior year when I was in the pit with fellow bandsmen to play this piece for the graduating seniors. There was a beautiful alto sax solo in our arrangement, and I played it into a microphone with the sound echoing throughout the theater.  Music has such power to cause goosebumps, and sometimes the musicians get them also.





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OG boards. July 14, 2020. 8:00 am. Blogfinger photo.




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July 10. 2019. Paul Goldfinger. Ocean Grove.  ©



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Ocean Grove Beach. 2015. Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger net. ©

Ocean Grove Beach. 2015. Jean Bredin photo. Blogfinger net. ©  Girls in their summer clothes. Click to enlarge.  Re-post by popular demand in anticipation of summer 2020.


LEANN RIMES:  “Lovesick Blues”–a Patsy Cline song.

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Paul Goldfinger photo in Ocean Grove. June, 2015 for our “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” series. ©  Re-post from 2017.


“Well, she was just 17,
You know what I mean,
And the way she looked was way beyond compare.
So how could I dance with another (ooh)
And I saw her standing there.”

Paul McCartney is on his “One on One tour” and he recently performed in Newark at the Prudential Center and then at Madison Square Garden. in NYC.

Suffering Surfer of Ocean Grove attended the 9/11 concert in Newark.  Surfer was excited; he was going with his girlfriend and he was hoping that McCartney would sing “I Saw Her Standing There.”

He even made a song request sign to hold up, but he left it in the car.    The show set-list did not have that song, but McCartney did it as an encore.  Surfer was thrilled.  The show was over 3 hours long, and the audience was tireless.

During the MSG show, McCartney brought Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt up on stage to perform together. Eileen found the link below.

The audio on those YouTube videos aren’t very good, so a better audio version  (Beatles album)  is also posted below.  You will hear the difference.

Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen at MSG in New York. Internet photo.©

McCartney and Springsteen    Video

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….then they all burst out laughing. August 7, 2019. OG Boardwalk. Girls in their summer clothes….Paul Goldfinger ©


BOB GAUDIO    from the original Broadway cast recording of Jersey Boys:




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Beach babies. Ocean Grove,New Jersey. 2015. “Girls in their Summer Clothes”© Jean Bredin  photograph.  Re-post.  Click to enlarge.


FIRST CLASS:  “Beach Baby”   By a British band in 1974.



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