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Sanibel Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Q2M. February 1, 2021.  Click to enlarge the creature.

 

 

LUND KORALLERNA  “Sankta Lucia”   From, a Swedish Christmas.

 

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Sanibel Causeway. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Sanibel Causeway. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

 

KATE  and ANNA McGARRIGLE

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Key West. By Paul Goldfinger at the Hemingway House. ©  Click left.   Reposted from February, 2014. Slightly modified from that image.

Key West. By Paul Goldfinger at the Hemingway House. ©    Reposted from February, 2014. Slightly modified from that image. Click to enlarge.

ELAINE PAIGE  from the Broadway show Cats.

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Iona district in Ft. Myers, Fla. 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Iona district in Ft. Myers, Fla. 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

RENEE´  OLSTEAD    with “Skylark”  by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Johnny Mercer  (lyrics)—–Johnny was from Savannah; Hoagy from Indiana. Both men composed and sang.

 

Renee Olstead

Renee Olstead

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This image won a first prize and was exhibited in New York City at  Mt . Sinai Hospital.   A Miami hurricane blew out the windows of an ocean front hotel lobby. Paul Goldfinger photograph c. 1963 ©

 

JUDY KUHN SINGS JULE STYNE:

 

 

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Paul holds an alligator. It feels like a chicken. (That means it wants a chicken).

Paul holds an alligator. It feels like a chicken.  Eileen Goldfinger photo © 2014.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

They say that you should never smile at a crocodile, but this one smiled at me, so what the heck avenue should I do?  If you go to the Everglades, you can get to meet crocs.  We saw one munching on a large Anhinga (bird.)

The little guy seemed harmless enough, although I held him/her only long enough to get this photo.

And, from Peter Pan:

“Never smile at a crocodile

No, you can’t get friendly with a crocodile

Don’t be taken in by his welcome grin

He’s imagining how well you’d fit within his skin

Never smile at a crocodile

Never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile

Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day

Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile.”

OK, here’s a joke  (get ready for special instructions:)  An elephant is drinking in the river. A crocodile swims  over and bites off the elephant’s trunk.  The elephant looks down and  says (pinch your nose) , “Very funny, very funny.”

Everglade’s air-boat. Takes tourists on a wild ride through the Everglades Wilderness Waterway. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Riding around the Everglades in an air-boat driven by a local denizen, you can get close to a crocodile.  (I guess it could be an alligator…not sure)   I think the guides have a deal with the neighborhood crocs who secretly get pieces of meat to come near the boat.

Hello. What's that ticking sound? This one came to the boat. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Hello. What’s that ticking sound?  This one came to the boat looking for spare change. He wanted to go for coffee.  I suggested Starbucks.   Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS

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Pat of our super-Mom series from the Lakes Park Market in Fort Myers, Fla. February 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Part of our super-Mom series from the Lakes Park Farmers Market in Fort Myers, Fla. February 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.

 

MARIACHI MEXICO de PEPE VILLA  with” Cancion Mixteca”

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Click to clarify. Lakes Park Farmers Market, Ft. Myers, Paul Goldfinger photo © Lakes Park Farmers Market, Ft. Myers, Fla.  Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

 

 

FRANKIE RANDALL   “As Long As She Needs Me.”   This ballad was sung by a woman in the film version of Oliver.

Frankie Randall    (1938-2014)  was a Passaic, New Jersey born singer and jazz pianist.

When I was a senior at Rutherford High School, across the river from Passaic, Randall performed with his trio. He was about 20 years old then, and the boys in our jazz band were thrilled  because he was using the “cool jazz” style which had just come into vogue.  I don’t recall that he sang. His bio. says that he was known only for his piano playing early in his career.

 

 

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Pastels. Gasparilla Island,  Fla. by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net    Click to enlarge.

 

From the Buena Vista Social Club: “Dos Gardenias.”

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They're not all farmers. This booth is Coastal Driftwood Decor. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©

They’re not all farmers. This booth is Coastal Driftwood Decor. Lakes Park Farmers Market.  January, 2015.  Ft. Myers, Fla. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge. 

DUKE ELLINGTON:  “At a Dixie Roadside Diner”

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