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At the far reaches of Heck Ave. a successful sale was underway. Left to right: Mike, Nadine, Rosa and Tony. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

At the far reaches of Heck Ave. a successful sale was underway. Left to right: Mike, Nadine, Rosa and Tony. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  5/9/15

 

Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger   This is what success looks like at the Blogfinger OG Town-Wide Yard sale; even with some rain.       Join us on June 18, 2022 for the 11th Annual.

May 9, 2015. Ocean Grove, New Jersey:

The weather man let us down for the 4th Annual Blogfinger Town-wide Yard Sale.  After reports of fine weather for Saturday, fog and chilly temperatures rolled in this morning.  The sales all over town quickly burst into a hive of activity.  Out-of-towners and Grovers used the Sale maps and  address lists which we provided in addition to the Internet post and made the rounds rather quickly.

A lot of goods were sold within the first couple of hours. As predicted, most of the sellers and buyers enjoyed the social interactions as they found all sorts of goodies to buy.  We met a man who was buying gold and silver.  He told us that he paid one Grover over $2,000.00 for jewelry.

 

Grovers catch up. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Grovers catch up. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

People drove, walked and biked to the sale locations.  At around 10:30 am it began to rain.  Although the rain didn’t last long, it did put a damper on the situation.  Some sellers folded their tents, while others battened the hatches  (thank goodness for porches) and then resumed the marketplace later.

I rode around on my bike after the rain and found almost everyone I came in contact with to be happy and excited  about the event.  By 2:00 pm, it began to drizzle and fizzle. But I have noticed that our yard sales tend to poop out by early to mid afternoon.

Not enough room? No problem. Blogfinger photo.

Not enough room? No problem. Blogfinger photo.

I met several sellers who live in Manhattan and Ocean Grove, and they love it in the Grove and they were getting a kick out of interacting with the folks.  All said they wished they could spend more time here.   Parking was no problem for this weekend, so many buyers drove around town, although I did meet some who walked or biked everywhere, from neighborhood to neighborhood.

 

Conversations. The heck with sale---on Heck.

Conversations. The heck with the sale—on Heck.

At our sale, Eileen and I had all sorts of interesting conversations about our for sale items, but others had to do with seeing Grovers who had returned from their winters away as well as other topics such as the guy who recommended the new Asbury beer garden as a place to hear first rate live music.   He said that he was just there to hear a Grammy nominee perform on guitar, doing jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt.

A woman even had something to say about the music we were playing.  She said that she was “acoustically sensitive.”  She was liking Nora Jones—–someone worth being distracted by. We were selling some vinyl 33 1/3 records, mostly of Broadway shows.

A Grover showed up who used to perform in Broadway shows, and we had a great discussion about Jerry Orbach’s career, the best songs in Guys and Dolls, and his life as an actor in The Fantasticks at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in The Village. (He played one of the fathers, and he sang “Plant a Radish.”)  He told us that the  show always began early, so a young performer, getting out of work at 9:30 pm in Greenwich Village, had all sorts of opportunities for good times.   His name?   Carl Swenson  (“Cards by Carl”  in Ocean Grove.)

I visited a number of our sites. Someone sold a bicycle for $150.00. Another couple quickly sold a bedroom set.

Several people approached me with a variety of  “scoops” for Blogfinger—in the spirit of the citizen reporter.  We received enough compliments and words of encouragement for BF to last quite a while.

 

BEVERLY KENNEY:

 

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Ocean Grove. October 25, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Local colors.  Ocean Grove autumn. . October 25, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge

 

BILLIE HOLIDAY. “Did I Remember”   From the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

 

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Ocean Grove. September 4, 2019. Paul Goldfinger near Founders Park.. ©

 

THE BEATLES:

 

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Ocean Grove. Tent City. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Tent Village. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net  Click image to enlarge.

 

ANITA O’DAY

 

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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 snowball fight. By Bob Bowné. 2015. © Special to Blogfinger.

Ocean Grove snowball fight. By Bob Bowné. 2015. © Special to Blogfinger.

 

MINDY GLEDHILL  (“Winter Moon.”)

 

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Boardwalk Pavilion. c. 2005. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin print. ©

Boardwalk Pavilion. Ocean Grove.   c. 2005. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin print. ©

 

 

JOHN BARRY   “Somewhere in Time”

 

 

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Ocean Grove. August 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo © click to enlarge

Ocean Grove. August 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo © click to enlarge

 

DARLENE LOVE AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  at the 25th anniversary  concert of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

 

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Nagles. July, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

Nagles. July, 2014.  Nighttime in Ocean Grove. Bewitched and bewildered. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © Click to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

A little girl in a long red t -shirt is standing in front of Nagle’s clutching an ice cream. She seems a little bewildered by all the people, especially in a nighttime setting when she might normally be in bed; and then Mom leans over and scoops her up to safety. Another magic moment in Ocean Grove.

 

MARVIN GAYE:

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Beachfront Sunrise. By Paul Goldfinger. Ocean Grove. Blogfinger.net ©

 

Hi Paul:

Greetings from Manhattan. I was struck by your quietly beautiful photo, “Beachfront Sunrise,” (posted recently on Blogfinger), and your statement that you preferred sunrises to sunsets because “beginnings are happier than endings.”

Here is the poem, “Dawn,” from my 2008 collection, Father of Water.

 

Best wishes,

Charles Pierre

 

 

Dawn

By Charles Pierre

 

The first hint of morning on the ocean

is a trembling of shadows,

 

a dark hovering of muted tones

that moves with imperceptible pace,

 

a vanishing medium through which

the day brightens and widens,

 

the new light going on for miles and miles

in the shine of emerging surf.

 

BILL FRISELL. “Across the Universe.”

 

 

 

 

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