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Cheyenne girl from the movie Hostiles. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

 

CAFE  CONCERTO.  SCHUBERT:     “ELLEN’S CHANTS, D 839  AVE MARIA”

 

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Tampa, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Tampa, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

 

BON IVER. “For Emma, Forever Ago.”

 

 

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Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©. River Seine.

 

JOSEPHINE BAKER.  “J’ai Deux Amours.”    (Risky business.)

 

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Fort Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014

Portrait of Eileen.   Fort Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014

 

EDMUNDO ROS

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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Kaufmann residence in 1935 for a family from Philadelphia.  It is a marvelous place to visit. Located in a woodsy area in Mill Run, southwest Pennsylvania, it has recently undergone restoration.  Read about it. See link below.

When we went there, there were many photographers. It is considered one of the most important works of American architecture. We learned that Wright designed all the furniture inside and he even wanted to design the clothes for the lady of the house.    Wikipedia on Falling Water

 

Falling Water. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © Click left for bigger view.

Fallingwater. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © Click left for bigger view. Reposted from 2013.

 

 

ART GARFUNKEL.   “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright.”   This song was released in 1970.

 

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West Point, New York, along the Hudson River. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 1999. ©

West Point, New York, along the Hudson River. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 1999. ©  Click to enlarge.

 

USMA BAND AND GLEE CLUB:   “Alma Mater”

 

NOTE:  This morning, Sunday July 4, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”  will be presented by the Ocean Grove Choir and the Hope-Jones organ.  (Gordon Turk) in the Great Auditorium.

 

Here is the US Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus from their album  Duty, Honor, and Country.

 

 

 

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Dad's day on the Upper East Side. Paul Goldfinger photo. © April 19, 2015.

Sunday:  Dad’s day on the Upper East Side.  Paul Goldfinger photo. © April 19, 2015.  Click to enlarge.

 

BOBBY DARIN:

 

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Founders' Park. Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©  2016. This is the Fitzgerald Fountain before it was refurbished in 2019.  Click to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger   Re-post from 2016.

 

The Story of Ocean Grove, 1869-1919 by Morris S Daniels.  Published in 1919 by the Methodist Book Concern in New York City:

“In a little old dingy tent, one of ten erected on the sand drifts of what was later to be known in Ocean Grove as Thompson Park but now called Founders’ Park, there occurred on the night of July 31, 1869 an event of immense significance.

“What happened was not unusual of itself, and the surroundings were not such as to impress one that history was making within the confines of the poor little tent, illumined, as it was, by a few tallow candles; but ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow.'”

Morris Daniels tells us that about 12 people gathered in the tent which belonged to Mrs. Joseph Thornley.  They all had arrived the day before and pitched their tents there.  There were no chairs, so they all sat on rough pine boards.

Daniels says, “The night was dark, save for the stars which twinkled brightly from overhead, while the few candles within cast a weird shadow upon the scene.

“Some had come directly from their own tents while others had preferred to wander over the yielding sands to the edge of the dune overlooking the sea to watch the moon rise from her briny bed.

“But shortly after nine o’clock all had gathered in the little dimly lighted tent for Ocean Grove’s  first religious service—–a prayer meeting.”

 

WARREN VACHE´    “Stardust”

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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

 

When I was growing up in Rutherford, New Jersey, a small town in Bergen County, the main event for Memorial Day was a parade down Park Avenue filled with music, marching military, boy scouts, girl scouts and other groups.

 

Bro' Mel Goldfinger with the Rutherford High School marching band in the annual Memorial Day parade. c. 1965.

Bro’ Mel Goldfinger with the Rutherford High School marching band in the annual Memorial Day parade. c. 1965.

 

Even though it was to remember deceased veterans, the people decided to remember them with living memorials: happy citizens paying tribute.  As a kid marching with the RHS band, it seemed right to do that. But I had never experienced a loss during a war.

4 of my mother’s brothers came back alive from the Pacific as did Eileen’s dad who was in Europe, so as a child, I always knew about war and about the risks of war. Our families were very fortunate.

In 1984 Eileen and I went with her parents on the 40th anniversary of D Day to visit the US military cemetery overlooking the beaches of Normandy.

Our busload arrived just a few minutes before closing, but they allowed us in. It’s a good thing, because Bernie, Eileen’s dad, was determined to visit that beautiful resting place. There is no tangible remembering without the living showing up.  It was a profoundly moving experience.

Recently Eileen and I visited the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. It is not exclusively a military burial ground, but it has lots of Civil War dead there along with two US Presidents.

 

Hollywood Cemetery. Richmond, Virginia. April, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Hollywood Cemetery. Richmond, Virginia. April, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click photos to enlarge.

It is a gorgeous park-like place overlooking the James River. It not only pays tribute to the dead with great natural beauty and artistry, but it is alive with people—especially college students from nearby Virginia Commonwealth University.

I saw several of those students sitting on a rise, chatting, resting and looking at the river. Others were jogging and walking about. Having those young people there added a strong dimension to the experience.

 

Virginia Tech coeds in Hollywood Cemetery overlooking the James River. Paul Goldfinger photo April, 2016. ©

VCU  coeds in Hollywood Cemetery overlooking the James River. Paul Goldfinger photo April, 2016. ©  Click to enlarge

 

It seems perfectly fine and natural to honor the dead with the living, so the festive Memorial Day parade in Ocean Grove also seems appropriate along with a game of Wiffle Ball in Firemen’s Park, a bike ride up and down our historic streets, or a day at the beach.

But it would also be good if we took a moment to remember those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy our great country in peace, joy, love, and security.

 

LADY ANTEBELLUM.  What could be more promising of life  here than the anticipation of Christmas?

 

 

 

 

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Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Trinity Church.  Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to further illuminate.

 

LOUDON WAINRIGHT III   (From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire)  “Carrickfergus”

 

 

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