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July 2, 2018 © Warming up for July 4. Patriotism in the Grove. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

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ANCHORS AWEIGH (US NAVY MARCH) BY THE BAND OF THE GRENADIER GUARDS:

 

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Deja vu all over again, but they are all somewhat different. Paul Goldfinger © July 4, 2009.  Click to enlarge.

MADONNA:

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Days Kazoo Band. July 4, 2016. Main Avenue, OG. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge this image.

DOROTHY STANLEY AND JOEL BLUM   from Showboat.

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Independence Day 2016. Main Avenue. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net.

THE CROWS:

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July 4 parade on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Running the swan show is Proprietor Linda Occhipinti.. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

July 4 parade on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Running the swan show is proprietor Linda Occhipinti. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

 

MEL TILLIS:

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The parade was a big hit on a beautiful day in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.  Click one image and follow the arrows.  Use the X on the left side to return to civilization.

The Blogfinger photo staff was busy:   Jean Bredin, Eileen Goldfinger, Paul Goldfinger

Yes Virginia, there is a Louis Armstrong—live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960:

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

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

WARREN VACHE´  (trumpet) and BILL CHARLAP (piano)    “Easy Living.”

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Ocean Grove, summer 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

Ocean Grove, summer 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

August 13, 2015,

To the Editor   @Blogfinger.net:

My wife and I along with another couple spent the day in Ocean Grove, NJ. We are from Phillipsburg, NJ and had never been in OG. During the course of the day we sat on a bench facing the ocean as many others do while at the shore.

We were facing lifeguard stand #4, when the clock struck 5 pm. We watched the routine that takes place at the end of a long day in the sun; making sure everyone is safe. My friend and I are both veterans—he Army, me Navy. We are both active in our community with patriotism and Americanism.

We were curious to watch what would be done with the American flag at the end of the shift. We sat in amazement as we watched the lifeguards not only handle the flag properly and respectfully, but we watched them fold the flag in the proper manner.

Very, very impressive! We were so pleased to watch this perfectly executed folding of the flag, we decided to high tail it to the area where the lifeguards from stand #4 store their equipment. We introduced ourselves as veterans and expressed our appreciation and gratitude for the way they conduct themselves on the beach, and for their handling and storing of the American flag. We were informed that all lifeguards perform the same duty and ceremony at their respective stations.

Please know, all veterans, their families, those presently serving and our homeless veterans would be proud of the lifeguards in Ocean Grove.

A true sign of Patriotism and Americanism.

Bill Nixon, US Navy Veteran

Barry Willever, US Army Veteran

Editor’s Note:   Thanks to Bill Nixon and Barry Willever for their service and for their praise of Ocean Grove’s excellent life guards.

OG is traditionally a patriotic place going back to Pres. Teddy Roosevelt and before that to Pres. Grant who spoke to a large group of Civil War veterans in the Auditorium.

Today many Grovers fly American flags with pride, and our glorious July 4 parade, sponsored by the OG Camp Meeting Association, offers a major tribute to our country.  —–Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. July 4, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. July 4, 2015 parade.   Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

From Finian’s Rainbow

“On the day I was born, said me father, said he

I’ve an elegant legacy, waitin’ for ye

‘Tis a rhyme for your lips and a song for your heart

To sing it whenever the world falls apart

“Look, look, look to the rainbow

Follow it over the hill and the stream

Look, look, look to the rainbow

Follow the fellow who follows a dream.”

ASTRUD GILBERTO

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Ocean Grove July 4 parade. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. Bl;ogfinger.net ©

Ocean Grove July 4 parade. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net ©  click to enlarge

THE TURTLES:

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Jean Bredin joins the band and gives us a kazoo eyeful. July 4, 2015. Blogfinger.net

Jean Bredin joins the band and gives us a kazoo eyeful.   Their motto is “23 kazoo.”    July 4, 2015. Blogfinger.net.  Click on photos to enlarge then return with back arrow. ©

Says Jean,   “Today was the ultimate kazoo experience. If you want to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys, join the Kazoo band. We were greeted enthusiastically on every street…there’s nothing that compares to hearing Yankee Doodle Dandy played by over one hundred kazooers!! Days Ice Cream Parlor Sponsored us, and fed us after the Parade with sandwiches, soda and ice cream!”

This kazoo lady attracts a lot of attention.  By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. © July 4, 2015.

This kazoo lady attracts a lot of attention. She is talented, but she can’t play the kazoo upside down. Somebody get her an upside down cake.  By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. © July 4, 2015.

Parade audience puts on a show for photographer Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. July 4, 2015 ©

Parade audience puts on a show for photographer Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. July 4, 2015 ©

She's watching the parade begin. Two minutes later a guy jumps off a fire truck and helps her aboard. Seaya. Paul Goldfinger photo.  July 4, 2015. Girls in summer clothes series at Blogfinger ©

She’s watching the parade begin. Two minutes later a guy jumps off a fire truck and helps her aboard. Seeya. Paul Goldfinger photo. July 4, 2015. Girls in summer clothes series at Blogfinger.net ©

July 4 parade.  Boys in summer clothes for Blogfinger.net  Paul Goldfinger photo©

July 4 parade. Boys in summer clothes for Blogfinger.net Paul Goldfinger photo©

Mauro Bacolo of  Asbury Avenue in OG leads a military contingent.  July 4, 2015. Blogfinger.net ©

Mauro Bacolo of Asbury Avenue in OG leads a military contingent. July 4, 2015. Blogfinger.net ©

 

Jean Bredin photographs the boys in the band.  Blogfinger.net ©

Jean Bredin photographs the boys in the band. Blogfinger.net ©

ORIGINAL CAST OF  “THE LAST FIVE YEARS.”

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