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Ocean Grove. 2016.  Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to be sure.


“It’s a lovely day today
And whatever you’ve got to do
I’d be so happy to be doing it with you”


SHERRY WILLIAMS  (From Call Me Madam)  By Irving Berlin


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Natalie Hart relaxes at her family home on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.  Sept. 30, 2017. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net. Click to enlarge.


Natalie Hart is a 21 year old college student from Bethlehem  (no, not the West Bank–she is from Pennsylvania.)  We were biking west on Ocean Pathway when we spotted Natalie relaxing on the porch of her family’s historic Victorian home.  She readily agreed to be photographed by Blogfinger.

She says that her family has been in Ocean Grove since its 19th  century founding and she has been coming to the Grove since she was “in utero.”

Natalie is a business student in Philadelphia.  She is delighted to be among the beautiful women of Ocean Grove who have joined our select series :  “Girls in Their Summer Clothes.”

You can enter that phrase into our search box (upper right corner) to see others from the series.  This year, so far, we have not posted Cousin Brucie’s song of the same name, so here it is:


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN:  Live version.  The song was released in 2008 and received two Grammy nominations.

“And the girls in their summer clothes
In the cool of the evening light
The girls in their summer clothes
Pass me by…”




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Ocean Grove. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove. 2014. Girls in their summer clothes.  Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net.  Click to enlarge. This former resident of Neptune Township came back for a nostalgic visit.


TONY BENNETT   (Nobody does this 1964 song like Tony Bennett.)


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Ocean Grove Beach. June 6. 2021. Blogfinger photo. Click to enlarge.


Demi Moore created a storm of indignation as well as admiration when she appeared on the August 1991 cover of Vanity Fair naked and 7 months pregnant.  That made this image possible.

At first I wasn’t going to use it, but then I thought if this  mom-to-be was comfortable with it, then why not?  She was proud and she spent quite a bit of time here preening and taking selfies.  I didn’t use the frames which showed her face.

She looks close to term,  but I did deliver 30 babies in medical school, so I was ready.    Incidentally, 2 out of 3 were girls; I kept score in my OB book.

One time, at DC General, one of my group called me in because after delivering a boy, he couldn’t deliver the placenta.  I gave a small tug without success.   Then the intern arrived, but no luck.

Finally, the resident rushed in, gave a quick assessment and said, “It’s twins!”    After that it was smooth sailing.

Note that diagnosing twins was not a piece of cake in the 1960’s.


SUZANNE HENRY    From A Collectors Sondheim:



Paul Goldfinger, MD.   Blogfinger.net.

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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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