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Place Saint-Michel, Paris Left Bank.   By Paul Goldfinger©

 

DJANGO REINHARDT   from the movie Something’s Gotta Give:  “Brazil”

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Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge.

 

PEGGY LEE

 

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10:50 am, and the crowd has already assembled on the Ocean Grove pier. December 7, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photographs. ©

10:50 am, and the crowd has already assembled on the Ocean Grove pier. December 7, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photographs. ©  Click to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, MD.  Blogfinger.net    While we are on the subject of Pearl Harbor Day.

Every December 7, at 11:00 am, a group of service club members and citizens meet at the fishing pier to remember the atrocity which was Pearl Harbor. We lost 2,400 Americans on that day in 1941 “which shall live in infamy”  (FDR.)

The Ocean Grove event is quite unusual as most towns in USA do not have such ceremonies.  Each year the ritual is unchanged:  The Neptune High School color guard is present; military organizations are there; taps are played, a prayer is recited, and “God Bless America”  is sung.  A few words are spoken to remember the soldiers and sailors who died that day, and mention was made of those who made the supreme sacrifice for America in other conflicts.    A floral wreath is tossed into the ocean.

Taps sound and echo over the water. Blogfinger.net ©

Taps sound and echo over the water. Blogfinger.net ©

 

As the crowd began to disburse, a female member of the Neptune VFW  heads back and then enters the beach,  walking slowly to the waters edge, as if to offer her personal tribute.  Then she walks back onto the boards where Blogfinger gets to speak to her for a few minutes  (see below).

Neptune High School honor guard. Blogfinger .net ©

Neptune High School honor guard. Blogfinger .net ©

 

Neptune VFW. Blogfinger.net ©

Neptune VFW. Blogfinger.net ©

 

The color guard must be shown in color. Blogfinger.net ©

The color guard must be shown in color. Blogfinger.net ©

 

RUBY BRAFF AND DICK HYMAN  “America the Beautiful”

 

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Bourbon Street, New Orleans. 1998. Paul Goldfinger photograph ©

Bourbon Street, New Orleans. 1998. Paul Goldfinger photograph © Silver gelatin darkroom print.

 

BYRON STRIPLING  (vocal and trumpet)

 

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By Paul Goldfinger in Paris. © This image appeared in an ad in the Euro Zone. Blogfinger.net

By Paul Goldfinger in Paris. © This image appeared in an ad in the Euro Zone. Blogfinger.net

 

HAVANA CARBO   “Paris” from their album Luna de Varadero

 

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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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Paul Goldfinger © Long Valley, NJ. Christmas day.  Silver gelatin darkroom print.

 

JUDY GARLAND  from Meet Me in St. Louis

 

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Christmas Eve, 2007. Main Avenue. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

Christmas Eve, 2007. Mt. Hermon Way. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

 

 

JIM BRYANT FROM WEST SIDE STORY—-Jim, it’s Santa who’s coming.

 

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South Beach. Oct. 31, 2014. Click to make the boats and the fish bigger. By Paul Goldfinger ©

South Beach. Oct. 31, 2014. Click to make the boats and the fish bigger. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

Many fishing boats showed up this morning at the OG beach.  We’re told that stripers are in town due to the bait fish, bunkers, which are currently going bonkers, swimming by in great schools, attracting the bigger fish.  But the biggest fish, man, has also joined the life chain as he circles around in his little boats.

Others joined the parade included photographers on the pier and boardwalk plus a flock of birds on the shore.  Tourists walking around stared at the spectacle. Two surf fisherman arrived as well, hoping that the guys in the boats knew something special. Maybe they do, with their sonar equipment.

I met a guy at the pier named Chris. He was taking pictures, so I took a picture of him.  We spoke. He said that he lives in Asbury Park, but he comes to Ocean Grove daily to swim.  He starts his routine around Father’s Day and continues to swim every day until it gets cold.  He said that time had about arrived.

 

Chris, from Asbury Park takes pictures from the OG non-fishing pier. ©

Chris, from Asbury Park takes pictures from the OG non-fishing pier. ©

I asked him why he prefers to swim in OG instead of our naughty sister city AP, and he replied that he is not allowed to swim there now for safety reasons.  OG doesn’t have such restrictions which are determined by the Camp Meeting Association.

America still hasn’t evolved to the point where a citizen can’t find a place to jump in the ocean any time he feels like it.

–Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net.

 

OSCAR PETERSON:

 

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Great Auditorium, interior. By Paul Goldfinger. © 2014

The Greatest  Auditorium, interior. Ocean Grove.  By Paul Goldfinger. © 2014

LADY ANTEBELLUM

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