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Ronald Naldi about to leave for a concert in Ocean Grove. 2015. Paul Goldfinger portrait.

Ronald Naldi about to leave his tent  for a concert in Ocean Grove. 2015. Paul Goldfinger portrait.

We first posted this shot of the great tenor Ronald Naldi one year ago.  Here is a link which tells about this photo and offers a recording of Ron performing on one of his albums of Italian music.  But meanwhile,  here are the Chiffons offering a tribute of their own.

https://blogfinger.net/2015/07/26/a-musical-riddle-on-blogfinger/

THE CHIFFONS:

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Surf fisherman shows up at the OG beach on Nov. 3, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Surf fisherman shows up at the OG beach on Nov. 3, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Ocean Grove portraits.  Click once to enlarge.

 

BLOSSOM DEARIE:

 

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Kathy Bray formerly of the US Army Military Police. December 7, 2015. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger portrait. ©

Kathy Bray formerly of the US Army Military Police. December 7, 2015. Pearl Harbor Day. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger portrait. ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger. Re-post from 2015 Pearl Harbor Day event in Ocean Grove.

Kathy is a member of the Neptune Township Post #2639 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In the past she was an active duty member of the Army Military Police for nine years, stationed in Korea, Germany, Texas and Alaska—she was in a special investigations unit.

Today she joined her friends and comrades, men and women who came to the Grove to honor the 2,400 military victims of the surprise attack by Japan that resulted in our entering World War II.

 

VERA LYNN with a nostalgic song from WWII

 

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Fred Fred “Waterseller” Ohleth at the August 22, 2015 postcard and antique show. Auditorium Pavilion. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @ Blogfinger.net

 

Fred Ohleth, a retired 6’4″ NYC police officer, lives in a tent each summer with his wife Linda. His family goes back in the Grove, so he keeps up the tradition.  In the off- season Fred and Linda (no, not Fred and Ginger) have a condo in the Grove.  Fred is the Commander -in-chief of a small band of water, hot dog  and treats sellers who cover a number of events in town, but they are best known for their supply side activities in the shadows of the Great Auditorium on Saturday nights—-tonight it’s the Beach Boys (as if we don’t already have a few of those around.)

Fred and Linda  travel to the wilds of Pennsylvania for those dogs.  You must try one!   These volunteers work hard and party hard when the show is over.

Stop by and say hello to Fred, Linda, Shirley, Barbara, Mike, Ted and all the others who make sure that no one is hungry or thirsty at the GA  (right across the street from the bathrooms. )   And yes, you can take bottled water into the GA.

 

Link to our article from May 2013:

BF link re refreshments at the GA

 

JANE SUMMERHAYS and NICK ULLETT: Original Broadway cast of Me and My Girl:

 

 

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Moe Demby portrait © Chico (L) and Abby. Ocean Grove. Blogfinger.net.

 

 

PACHALBEL’S CANON  by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Little Eddie and Dad--Cousin' Brucie. Mt. Hermon Way at Delaware. Paul Goldfinger photo © Little Eddie and Dad–Cousin’ Brucie. Mt. Hermon Way at Delaware. Paul Goldfinger photo ©   2014.

 

STEVE AND EYDIE   (LAWRENCE AND GORME´)

 

 

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Jim Carrano. In case you have never seen a GA usher in a full dress uniform, this is it. Blogfinger photo,with permission of Jim, the most respected usher in the Mountains of Ocean Grove.

Jim Carrano. In case you have never seen a Great Auditorium usher in a full dress uniform, here he is.    Blogfinger photo, with permission of Jim, the most respected usher in the Mountains of Ocean Grove.  Repost from August, 2014.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

In order to read this post, you need to start the music first:

 

 

I went to photograph Jim—to ask him for help with Blogfinger,  but he looked at me through his sunglasses, he stared for short while, and then he said, “Paul, we’ve known each other many years, but this is the first time you came to me for counsel, for help. I can’t remember the last time that you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. But let’s be frank here: you never wanted my friendship. And uh, you were afraid to be in my debt. 
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But it was Sunday morning, and Jim was wearing his Great Auditorium suit, complete with a white flower. So I offered him my respect, and he felt compassion and he let me photograph him. I didn’t dare position him on the hatched yellow lines—-no way.  I took only two frames for fear that he would make me an offer that I couldn’t refuse.

Finally he said, “Paul, some day, and that day may never come, I’ll call upon you to do a service for me. But uh, until that day — accept this photograph  as a gift on this fine Ocean Grove Sunday and you will photograph the flowers in front of my house…….won’t you?  And you will put that photograph on Blobfinger!”  (sic)

And we did!

 

Editor’s note:  Jim Carrano and Lois  moved out of the Grove last year.  But those flowers remain. He returns once in a while to make sure that his flowers are OK.

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Cindy (L) and Eileen. Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

Cindy (L) and Eileen. Mt. Hermon Way.. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net   Click to enlarge

 

ASHLEY GRAMINS:   From album Mama Rocks!

 

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Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo about to step onto the stage of the Great Auditorium. By Paul Goldfinger © 8/16/15. Blogfinger.net photo.

Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo about to step onto the stage of the Great Auditorium. He called the GA  “A spiritual, renewal place” and he said that “having love is most important….”     Photo by Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net ©. 8/16/15. Ocean Grove, NJ

 

JOHN DENVER:

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Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Kathy and Mark.    Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

 

INDIGO SWING  (They are a “retro-swing” group from San Francisco)

 

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