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Ocean Grove lifestyles series. August 2, 2015. 7 pm. Asbury Avenue. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove lifestyles series. Re-posted from  August 2, 2015. 7 pm. Asbury Avenue. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net   Click to enlarge

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

The Ocean Grove porch culture often includes dinner on the porch.  It is very common, and some people set up candles or have a chandelier.  They entertain company this way. It is most charming and very historic. Before air-conditioning people would eat outdoors to catch the ocean breezes and they would even sleep on their porches.  This practice also allows for conversations with passers-by. It’s a good way to make new friends.

These al fresco diners are from Germany although they are actually Dutch. The  lady in blue is a neighbor.  The young man is with the international contingent among these porch denizens; he is their son, but he also is an American citizen. The house belongs to these Europeans who used to live here, but now they come back in the summer for a dose of Americana and Victorian charm.

I didn’t ask them what they were eating, but, of course, there was a bottle of wine to make the meal complete.  Come to think of it, I don’t know what they eat in the Netherlands.   I asked their permission to do the photo.  They heard of Blogfinger, so I didn’t have to explain why I wanted their picture. I didn’t ask their names because Blogfinger is a place where people comment without names and where the photographs usually speak for themselves.

I showed them the Netherlands gold coin that I wear from 1604.  It brings me luck.  That was the year that the Hundred Year war ended.  Let’s all make a toast to the end of wars.

These porch people didn’t have any dinner music  but they seemed perfectly happy without it, although I, on the contrary, have to have a soundtrack,  so we will add some music  for this photo.  Let’s see…hmmmm. After dinner we can watch the stars over Wesley Lake:

JIMMY BUFFETT

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Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2013  Click to enlarge.

Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2013  Click to enlarge.  Re-posted from 2013.

THE TWO OF US:

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See anybody you know?    Dec 24, 2017. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger ©

RAY WATERS AND HIS ORCHESTRA:

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Mr. Karloff pauses and enjoys the morning mist. 9/19/15 By Bob Bowné. © Special to Blogfinger

Mr. Paul Eichlin pauses and enjoys the morning mist on the Ocean Grove pier.  9/19/15 By Bob Bowné. © Special to Blogfinger.  Reposted from 2015.

KERMIT RUFFINS:

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Fletcher Lake, late afternoon, Ocean Grove, as seen from Bradley Beach. Nov.22, 2017. Paul Goldfinger ©.  Click to enlarge.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN:  “My Oklahoma Home.”  From  We Shall Overcome—the Seeger Sessions

“My Oklahoma home it blown away
Well it looked so green and fair
When I built my shanty there
Now my Oklahoma home is blown away.”

During the 1930’s and ’40’s, the FSA (Farm Security Administration) sent a team of photographers  to the “dustbowl’ of Oklahoma, Carolinas,  Kentucky and elsewhere to document the poverty and deprivation of that place at that time.  Marion Post Alcott was the first woman to be hired for that high powered team of skilled artists and photojournalists.   During 1938-1942 she produced 9,000 images for the FSA.

This album of Pete Seeger’s music was recorded by Bruce  at his Colt’s Neck farm in 2007, and it is the only album, so far, that he has done not containing his music.  The album was a huge hit worldwide and it was beautifully done, with musicians skilled in that music genre.  Bruce fit right in.

Another FSA photographer was Dorothea Lange. Here is a Blogfinger link to our piece about her:

Dorothea Lange, photographer

–Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

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OG moon glow.  Paul Goldfinger ©  November, 2017.

 

BOBBY DARIN:

 

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Ocean Grove, undated. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. ©

THE TEMPOS  from the film American Graffiti:

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Becca Hamilton, weaker fan. Ocean Grove. September , 2015. Photo by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff

Becca Hamilton, Weaser fan. Ocean Grove. September , 2015. Photo © by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff. Re-posted from 2015.  Worth a second look and a chocolate ice.

Says Jean Bredin:  “Becca Hamilton from Ocean Grove is an OG lifeguard.  I was curious how long has she been enjoying Weaser’s ices. .’Since I was 2 years old, she exclaimed! ‘   She’s a great representative for Weaser’s, our lifeguards, and girls in their summer clothes !”

THE TEMPOS.   From the film American Graffiti.

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December, 2012. Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

 

ELLIS MARSALIS.  From A New Orleans Christmas:  “Christmas Time is Here.”

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Saturday, August 20, 2016. By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. ©

Saturday, August 20, 2016. Ocean Grove, NJ.  By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. ©

KARRIN ALLLYSON      “Many a New Day”  from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

“Many a light lad may kiss and fly
A kiss gone by is bygone
Never have I asked an August sky
Where has last July gone?”

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