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Auditorium Square Park. Ocean Grove, NJ. October, 2018. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

 

FRANK SINATRA     (First heard in the 1946 film “Three Little Girls in Blue.”)

 

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Ocean Grove, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger ©  2014.

 

THE SAVOY CAJUN BAND:

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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

This was originally posted in June, 2015 on BF.  But each year we  pay attention to girls in their summer clothes. It is a tradition for our seashore community.

Ocean Grove beach, late 1800's. Courtesy of Ted Bell's book: Images of America---Ocean Grove. © 2000.

Ocean Grove beach, late 1800’s.     Courtesy of Ted Bell author of: Images of America—Ocean Grove. © 2000.

Source: hanging at the HSOG museum. Blogfinger photo

Source: hanging at the HSOG museum. Blogfinger photo

By contrast, here is a photograph taken in summer, 2018  on the OG boards.  What a difference 140 years can make in beach fashions:

Coup de foudre: (“Love at first sight.)    Paul Goldfinger photo. Summer, 2018. OG boards. ©

The June day in 2015   (below) started out rainy and chilly, but later in the day it became Sunny and Cher;  it warmed up a bit, but it was still windy.

I went on the boardwalk and saw lifeguards at their stations. A green flag was flying along with “Old Glory.” But no one was swimming. In fact no one was in the water.

OG lifeguards. 6/6/15 Blogfinger photo ©

OG lifeguards. 6/6/15 Blogfinger photo © All photographs  by Paul Goldfinger, Editor @ Blogfinger.   (except for the one by Ted Bell dated 1880.)   Click to enlarge all photos.

I walked up to one of the lifeguard stands and joked with the guards who stayed at their post, like soldiers guarding a “no-man’s land.” An older guard, “Cowboy Dave” was sitting in the rescue boat, 10 gallon hat on and blue sunglasses, but he was facing the water. He is either the first or the last in the lifeboat.  He said that he is from OG and that this is his 16th summer as a lifeguard. He reminds me of Robert Duvall smelling napalm in the morning. (Apocalypse Now)

Cowboy Dave. 6/06/15. Blogfinger photo ©

Cowboy Dave. 6/06/15. Blogfinger photo ©

I asked him if he saw any bathing beauties go by, because all that was out there was the surf. He pointed to some young ladies about 100 yards away who were the only ones on the beach, to the north. Clearly this was not a “no-woman’s land.”

They wore some pretty small bathing suits, so it seemed like a good public interest news photo- op for Blogfinger.

OG bathers. (Left to right) Hannah, Tui, Danielle, and Amelia. 6/6/15. Blogfinger photo ©

OG bathers. (Left to right) Hannah, Tui, Danielle, and Amelia. 6/6/15. Blogfinger photo ©  Click image to enlarge the bathing  suits.

When I walked to their location, it seemed like I should ask them why they are in Ocean Grove on such a bleak day. I was thinking that they looked like they should be in Asbury Park. I did not comment on their attire, but you can’t help but notice that this is much different than 1880.

As it turns out, they are coeds who are camping at Allaire State Park where they are renting a yurt. They were having a great time just being together and laughing and talking and telling yurt jokes. They said that they preferred Ocean Grove’s beach to any others. One of them had come to OG as a child.

They especially singled out Days Ice Cream and the summer tents as favorite spots. I only had one BF card which I gave them to photograph and share.

I said goodbye and walked back to the lifeguards offering to sell them the names of the young ladies. They seemed interested, but ultimately I suggested that they get the names themselves.

So who says that we live in Ocean Grave? It’s time to bury that nickname.

Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Saturday, June 6, 2015, Ocean Grove beach.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN     (live)

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Ocean Grove boardwalk. Paul Goldfinger © 2018. Blogfinger.net

 

GETZ/GILBERTO   Live at Carnegie Hall 1964.  “Rosa Morena.”

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Flea Market. May 30, 2015. Paul Goldfinger ©.

Flea Market. May 30, 2015. Paul Goldfinger ©.  Click to see more stuff.

What to do at night after the  OG flea market? It’s the same 2015 or now, 2018.

It’s the MELLOW KINGS:

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Ocean Grove. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger

Ocean Grove. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger

BOB DYLAN   from his album Shadows in the Night.  Dylan sang this song for David Letterman on the night before his final show.

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By Paul Goldfinger © Autumn View from inside the GA 2013

By Paul Goldfinger © Autumn View from inside the Great Auditorium 2013

Re-post from 2014.

ELIZABETH GANTER.   Mozart’s “Clarinet Concerto in A Major.”   Gordon Turk, please bring this to the Great Auditorium.

 

 

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Mt. Hermon Way at New Jersey Avenue. Nocturnal Grove. Paul Goldfinger ©

 

EVA CASSIDY   “Imagine”

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If the pier is rebuilt, these swimsuit models promise to bring their friends to the new OG beachfront. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

If the pier is rebuilt, these swimsuit models promise to bring their friends to the  OG beachfront. Blogfinger photographer Paul Goldfinger capturing the life style of the new Ocean Grove. ©      And watch for our swimsuit edition this summer.   Photographers wanted for this project.  Click on the photo to emphasize the obvious.   2014 re-post.

ELVIS:

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OG beach front on November 17, 2018. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff ©

 

Editor’s note– ( PG)    After the Fishing Club was wiped out by Sandy in 2012,  there was talk that the Club would shift gears and engage in surf fishing.  It initially sounded like a good idea, allowing the members to teach kids how to fish, as they did before.    But that plan never materialized, supposedly because of liability concerns, but it would seem that there must have been similar issues when a large group of kids would assemble on the pier for the very popular event.

So now, 6 years after Sandy, the Fishing Club remains dormant.

Seeing surf fisherman on the OG beach, as in Jean’s photograph, is a fairly unusual sight, perhaps because such fishermen tend to show up very early in the morning. OG, with its jetties, would seem like a good spot for such sport.

Jean made this image at 2 pm.

Her silhouette black and white image is quite dramatic, so we are pleased to exhibit it on Blogfinger.net.

 

THE RAYS:

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