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Super-mom at the Lakes Park Farmers Market in Ft. Myers, Fla. © March, 2017

FRED ASTAIRE   from “The Astaire Story” album:

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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. “He” was changed to “she.”

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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Off the Sanibel Island Causeway. Morning, Feb 26, 2017 © Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Off the Sanibel Island Causeway. Morning, Feb 26, 2017 © Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Wind surfer #2 Blogfinger photo. ©

Wind surfer #2 Blogfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge any of these photos.

Wrapping it up. Blogfinger photo © 2/26/17.

Wrapping it up. Blogfinger photo © 2/26/17.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

They are a group of about eight friends who met on this beautiful Sunday morning, for a session of wind surfing.  The group meets at various locations where conditions might be ideal.  They told me that the winds were good for about one hour this morning, just enough time to form a line and catch the breezes as they surfed around in a big continuous circle, like sail boats do.   It is a strenuous sport, and you have to be in good condition; the surfers were a mix of men and women of varied ages.

I watched their session as the wind caught their colorful sales and propelled them at high speed through the calm surf. It wasn’t easy to stay afloat.

I got a chance to take some photos, then, as they reorganized on shore, we chatted for a while.  One of them, a professional piano tuner, gave me her card. I promised to send them some photos, which I did.

They all seemed to have a wonderful fun time. They were laughing and chatting away on the beach as they explained how good this sport made them feel. One of them said, “It’s a great workout.”

DON CHERRY AND WILLIE NELSON

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Lakes Park Farmer's Market. 2/8/17. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Lakes Park Farmer’s Market. 2/8/17. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to find out.

 

RENEE OLSTEAD

 

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San Carlos Island, Fla. Shrimp boat. By Paul Goldfinger ©. February, 2017.  Click to enlarge

San Carlos Island, Fla. Shrimp boat. By Paul Goldfinger ©. February, 2017.  Click to enlarge

 

MANU DIBANGO

 

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Lakes Park,Ft.Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net ©

Lakes Park, Ft.Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net © Note the Blogfinger card in her left hand. 

 

JANE MONHEIT:

 

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Sanibel Island, Fla. By Paul Goldfinger. 2003.

Sanibel Island, Fla. By Paul Goldfinger. 2003.  Click to enlarge.  Silver gelatin print by the photographer. ©

JOHN RUTTER WITH THE CAMBRIDGE SINGERS AND THE CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA:  “For the Beauty of the Earth.”

 

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Gasparilla Island, Florida. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Gasparilla Island, Florida. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

NANCY WILSON: This song is from 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Ned Washington (lyrics)  It was in a movie Romance in the Dark ( an idea that is a mixed blessing.)

 

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Auditorium Pavilion. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

Auditorium Pavilion. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.Click to enlarge.

GREEN DAY:   From their album American Idiot (2004)

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Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

BOBBY DARIN  from the Rare Capital Masters album:

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