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By Stephen Goldfinger. Bradley Beach.  June 2, 2017  Blogfinger.net © staff.

TIERNEY SUTTON  “Where or When”     From her album Dancing in the Dark;  Inspired by the music of Frank Sinatra. This song, written by Rodgers and Hart, is from a Broadway show in the’30’s called Babes in Arms.

“……and so it seems that we have met before;  and laughed before; and loved before, but who knows where or when?”

Tierney Sutton.

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Sunday Nov. 13, 2016.  Across from the Shawmont Hotel on Ocean Avenue in Ocean Grove.  By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. ©

Sunday Nov. 13, 2016. Across from the Shawmont Hotel on Ocean Avenue in Ocean Grove. By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. ©

KAREN O. and EZRA KOENIG    “The Moon Song.”

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By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. October 23, 2016. ©

By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. October 23, 2016. ©

Paul:

In town yesterday and came across the Reverend enjoying the breeze. Hope all is going well.

Rich

 

Editor’s note:


It’s fitting that Rev. Elwood H. Stokes  is residing permanently outside the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ.   Stokes was a native of New Jersey who began as a bookbinder and wound up as one of the Founders of OG.  Then he became the  first president of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association  (1869-1897).

This summary is from Rutgers University core-Libraries:

Dr. Elwood H. Stokes was the first president of the “Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association”, holding that post from 1869 until his death in 1897. Known as “The Father of Ocean Grove” Dr. Stokes led many projects which contributed to the success of the town. These included drilling fresh water wells, constructing a sewage system, planning the town’s layout, ensuring roads and railroads were in place to transport people and installing electric lights. His most significant accomplishment was overseeing the construction of the Grand Auditorium. This statue in his memory was sculpted by Paul W. Morris and unveiled in 1905. It sits on the Ocean Pathway in front of the Great Auditorium.

The first central place of worship in the Grove was an octagon-shaped preacher’s stand.  But the summer-oriented Methodist campground became popular fairly quickly, and there were three auditoriums built during the first 25 years.  Eventually Rev. Stokes saw the need for something really big, and he was a big thinker.  He was the prime mover in planning for a huge auditorium to hold up to 10,000 worshippers.   This project was achieved late in his life.  On July 1, 1894 the Great Auditorium was officially opened, and Rev. Stokes gave the first sermon.

Stokes was a man of letters:  poet, composer of hymns and an author. He was beloved by the people of Ocean Grove.

The best source of information about the Great Auditorium is the excellent 2012 book by Wayne T. Bell, Cindy L. Bell and Darrell A. Dufresene.  “The Great Auditorium: Ocean Grove’s Architectural Treasure.”  It is available through the Historical Society of Ocean Grove and at Amazon.com.  —–Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR:

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Flag Day. June 14, 2016. Photo by Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. ©

Flag Day. June 14, 2016. Photo by Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. ©

This past winter, the flagpole at the base of Main Avenue snapped.  A new 50 foot flag pole was special ordered and was installed a week ago.

Last year an amazing floral display was placed at the base by the Beautification Project. Keep watching for the repeat.

June 2015. Floral display at the base of the flag. Rich Amole photo, Blogfinger staff. ©

June 2015. Floral display at the base of the flag. Rich Amole photo, Blogfinger staff. ©

THE BAND OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS:

 

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High winds at the Shore. June 12, 2016.  By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. ©

High winds at the Shore. June 12, 2016. On June 11 the winds were up to 55 mph with gusts on June 12 of 35-40 mph.  By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. ©

From Rich Amole:   “What’s a little wind, what’s a little sand blasting, what’s an umbrella blown away, what’s a bad hair day?

“It’s a day at the beach, and there are always two ice cream shops that have no wind for the most part.”

FRANKIE SINATRA celebrates the summer wind:

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Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff.  Fletcher Lake. June 20, 2015

Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff. Fletcher Lake. June 20, 2015

Paul:

Here is the photo you wanted to be sent of the Muscovy parent and some of it’s chicks along  Fletcher Lake.

It’s hard to believe that those little yellow  “Peeps” will turn into the big white feathered duck.

Rich

Editor’s Note:    Rich has been following the progress of this duck family ever since the ‘Peeps” appeared.   The mother duck seems like the bossy type.  My favorite duck  is the Peking variety skillfully served at the Peking Palace in Manalapan on Route 33.  Otherwise, when someone says “duck,” I get under the table.  And Rich, if your say “duck”to him, he thinks of marshmallow chicks.

But a swan is another story.  Makes me think of ballerinas in white dancing to Tchaikovsky.  Here is a link to an Italian swan from Tuscany posted in 2014.  —-PG

Tuscan swan

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB   “Dos Gardenias”

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Ocean Grove. October 18, 2014. By Rich Amole.

October 18, 2014. By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff.

Hi Paul:

 

The two photo’s are from the OG beach Saturday.  Needless to say they were cool to look at with the surfers getting the most out of them.  At one point the Big Mohawk charter boat made a close pass and is seen through the white water in the photo.

With the surfers size and boards as reference probably placed the highest breakers at 9 feet.  Ralph has his backed turned to the waves but could easily here the pounding of the waves when they broke nearby.  Nice fall day on and off the beach in the Grove.

 

P.S.   Has anyone ever thought that those folks siting on the last set of benches at end of that pier are waiting for the next ride to start?

Walk by there and you see what I mean….

 

Rich

 

Editor’s Note:   Rich, it looks  like you’re having a little fun down at the OG beach. It beats Philadelphia—no ocean there.    Thanks for the action photo. Did you get any views of the fisherman leaning over the rails?    This song’s for you.  By TREVOR PEACOCK From the movie Quartet:

 

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