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Paul Goldfinger ©. July 4 parade in Ocean Grove.  Wesley Lake swan boats.  Main Avenue. 2016. Blogfinger.net

BRIAN WILSON:  From  Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Ocean Grove, N.J. Independence Day parade. 2015.  Click to enlarge.



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Firemen’s Park. June 30, 2020© Paul Goldfinger photo.


RANDY NEWMAN  From the soundtrack of Disney’s Toy Story.


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 Zephirine Drouhin roses. (created in France 1868*)  and “bearded” irises were photographed by Blogfinger on Delaware Avenue near Main  Ave.. ©. Click to enlarge the bouquet.

   Note*: OG was founded in 1869.  This rose has no thorns and can withstand some shade.   (per our gardening editor Eileen Goldfinger.)

NORAH JONES:  “Don’t Know  Why”

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OG Flea Market, Ocean Pathway. c. 2016. Paul Goldfinger ©. Blogfinger.net


THE REGENTS. from American Graffiti.  (with Wolfman Jack)


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Mary Lou Armiger, Norm Goldman and son Glenn. Undated.

Mary Lou Armiger, Norm Goldman and son Glenn.  Jerusalem, Israel. Re-post from 2015.  ©

Glenn was studying in Israel, and the family rendezvoused in Jerusalem.  The  Dome of the Rock is the golden top Islamic shrine in the photo  at the Temple Mount in the old city of Jerusalem. —–PG

THE EFFI NETZER SINGERS  “Hine Ma Tov.” Its lyrics are the first verse of Psalm 133 which reads, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

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Founders’ Park. April 24, 2018. Paul Goldfinger ©. Click to enlarge. The yellow forsythia are reliable markers of the arrival of spring. The flowers come before the leaves.  



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OG July 4 parade. Dems win the first annual center fold competition. Repubs need some cheesecake. Paul Goldfinger photo. 7/4/16 ©

OG July 4 parade. Dems win the first annual Blogfinger center fold competition. Repubs need some cheesecake. Paul Goldfinger photo. 7/4/16 re-post.  ©


THE ANDREWS SISTERS:   Song for the Independents in town.  “Undecided Now.”


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Paul Goldfinger ©. c 2015. Asbury Park seen from Founders Park in Ocean Grove.

Scene:  Friday night, Labor Day weekend, 2017, on our porch in OG.  It’s 10 pm and it is dark out. There is an orange streetlight at our corner, and the moon is 3/4 full. But looking west on Mt. Hermon Way  (North End) it’s quite dark.

My son Stephen has been walking his dog Poojah in Firemen’s Park when he stops  to converse with a young woman who can’t find her car.

She’s been visiting a friend on Lake Avenue in A. Park.

She crosses the bridge to the Grove and finds Stephen.  He invites her onto our porch while they discuss her situation.  He calls me down.

Stephen said, “Dad, I don’t know the geography around here; can you help?”

She is in her twenties and she is alone. She is petite and pretty and she is calm and confident. She is lucid and oriented, but she doesn’t share her name.

She:  “I can’t find my car  (smiling.)  I parked it over here on a street named White-something.”

Me:  (thinking, she must mean Whitefield, one block away).   I can tell her where to go, but we are worried about her in the dark.   “Can I drive you around to find your car?”

She: “No thanks, just tell me where to walk.  You know, I crossed the bridge from here  into Asbury  because here the  parking  is free.”

Me:  (thinking–I’m glad she is comfortable enough in our town to trust us.)

“Just go down a block to find Whitefield  Avenue”

She: “Thanks so much, guys.”

She begins to walk into the darkness.

We watch her disappear.

MEL CARTER      “I Worry About You.”

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Paul Goldfinger photo.   2014


Scarlet Flier. Neptune High School.   OG Memorial Day parade. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2014


LA-LA- LAND CAST:   “Another Day of Sun”


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