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Central Park. August, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

NNENNA FREELON:

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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.  Originally posted in June, 2015 on BF.  But spring is here, so we must 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

The June day started out rainy and chilly, but later in the day it became Sonny 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  from here down by Paul Goldfinger, Editor @ Blogfinger.  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-womans land.” They wore some pretty small bathing suits, and one wore a thong—the first such sighting this season.   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 1895.

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. Hannah offered to photograph it with her phone and give me back the original . Great idea, but I insisted that they keep the valuable souvenir.

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

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OG Beach. June 2015. School's out, and these coeds chose the Grove. Ocean Grave? No way! Paul goldfinger photograph. ©

OG Beach. June 2015.  School’s out, and these coeds chose the Grove.   Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

MADDIE AND TAE   “Fly”:

“So keep on climbing, though the ground might shake
Just keep on reaching though the limb might break
We’ve come this far, don’t you be scared now
‘Cause you can learn to fly on the way down”

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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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Provincetown, Mass. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff ©

Provincetown, Mass. By Jean Bredin.   With that dress on, who’s looking at the stars?      Blogfinger staff © Click to enlarge.

From Jean:

Hi Paul,
Street musicians are plentiful in Provincetown.. I took this picture today.
She was singing country folk, and darned good at that.

Jean

ps I liked the pic of Boardwalk Entertainer you just posted….

 

THE ROULETTES  “I See a Star.”   Who says these ’50’s songs sound alike?  But who cares,  this is a slow number, so lower the lights in the gym and find Gloria for this dance.

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Ocean Grove Fall Flea Market. Sept. 10, 2016. All photos by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net ©

Ocean Grove Fall Flea Market. Sept. 10, 2016. All photos by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor@Blogfinger.net

September 10. 2016.  Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

The ad said “rain or shine,” but today at the OG Giant Fall Flea Market, there was a bit too much shine. It was hot—nearly 90 degrees, but nevertheless, a large crowd showed up, and there were sea breezes.

The Boardwalk Pavilion was crowded as a group had assembled to enjoy the simple pleasures of the shade along with cool air from the ocean.

I like the ambience of flea and farmers markets, while Eileen is more of a shopper. I, on the other hand, could visit every one of the 385 vendors here today and I would find absolutely nothing that I would want. But the photo ops—that’s another story.

If you are a photographer you can sympathize with me. At noon, with the light changing at every step and with my automatic meter being unreliable, I had to figure out exposures from moment to moment, and it was annoying to manually keep changing the settings.

Noon is the worst time of day to get good photos due to the harsh high-contrast light. I much prefer to shoot in the shade whenever possible. And then there are the flea market throngs, with a giant person stepping in the way just as a Jennifer Lawrence look-alike enters my field of vision.

Some people ask me why I photograph women.   The answer is quite obvious—what is more beautiful?  Even women enjoy looking at pictures of women, especially those unique types whose dress and manner are so graceful, interesting, and enticing.

And especially at the famous flea market on Ocean Pathway in the Grove, by-the-sea, where a photographer cannot deny girls in their summer clothes.

Flea Market  Gallery: First turn on the music.  Then  click on one then follow the large arrows.   To return to this page, click on the small X on the left.

WILLIE NELSON AND LEON RUSSELL  From the album One For the Road

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Paul Goldfinger photograph   2013.  NYC Street Series.

Paul Goldfinger photograph 2013. NYC Street Series.

THE TRAMMPS:  “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart.”  (live)

 

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Ocean Grove Auditorium Square Park. August 2010. ©. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove Auditorium Square Park. August 2010. ©. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net   Click to enlarge

HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA    from Woody’s film Hannah and Her Sisters.

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*This page was scanned (with permission) from Wayne T. Bell’s book Images of America: Ocean Grove.  This book can be purchased at the Historical Society of Ocean Grove.  Pitman Avenue, next to Days  Ice Cream.

HOT SARDINES:

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Ocean Grove, summer 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

Ocean Grove, summer 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

August 13, 2015,

To the Editor   @Blogfinger.net:

My wife and I along with another couple spent the day in Ocean Grove, NJ. We are from Phillipsburg, NJ and had never been in OG. During the course of the day we sat on a bench facing the ocean as many others do while at the shore.

We were facing lifeguard stand #4, when the clock struck 5 pm. We watched the routine that takes place at the end of a long day in the sun; making sure everyone is safe. My friend and I are both veterans—he Army, me Navy. We are both active in our community with patriotism and Americanism.

We were curious to watch what would be done with the American flag at the end of the shift. We sat in amazement as we watched the lifeguards not only handle the flag properly and respectfully, but we watched them fold the flag in the proper manner.

Very, very impressive! We were so pleased to watch this perfectly executed folding of the flag, we decided to high tail it to the area where the lifeguards from stand #4 store their equipment. We introduced ourselves as veterans and expressed our appreciation and gratitude for the way they conduct themselves on the beach, and for their handling and storing of the American flag. We were informed that all lifeguards perform the same duty and ceremony at their respective stations.

Please know, all veterans, their families, those presently serving and our homeless veterans would be proud of the lifeguards in Ocean Grove.

A true sign of Patriotism and Americanism.

Bill Nixon, US Navy Veteran

Barry Willever, US Army Veteran

Editor’s Note:   Thanks to Bill Nixon and Barry Willever for their service and for their praise of Ocean Grove’s excellent life guards.

OG is traditionally a patriotic place going back to Pres. Teddy Roosevelt and before that to Pres. Grant who spoke to a large group of Civil War veterans in the Auditorium.

Today many Grovers fly American flags with pride, and our glorious July 4 parade, sponsored by the OG Camp Meeting Association, offers a major tribute to our country.  —–Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. July 4, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. July 4, 2015 parade.   Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net.

From Finian’s Rainbow

“On the day I was born, said me father, said he

I’ve an elegant legacy, waitin’ for ye

‘Tis a rhyme for your lips and a song for your heart

To sing it whenever the world falls apart

“Look, look, look to the rainbow

Follow it over the hill and the stream

Look, look, look to the rainbow

Follow the fellow who follows a dream.”

ASTRUD GILBERTO

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