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Ocean Grove, July, 2012. Keeping our town beautiful and safe for the kids.  Paul Goldfinger photograph 2016 ©

Ocean Grove,NJ.  Central Avenue.   Keeping our town beautiful and safe for the kids. Paul Goldfinger photograph 2016 ©

By Paul Goldfinger, MD  Reposted from Blogfinger, July 2, 2012.

Location:  Auditorium Square Park near the Tabernacle

Featuring:  Me (on my bike), stopped, camera around my neck, and looking around.  A small boy on a small bike heads in my direction, stops and speaks to me.

Boy:  “Do you have “brownbreeze?”

Me:  “What?”

Boy: “Do you have brownbreeze?”

Me:  (I’m beginning to get nervous. No adults are around watching this kid.  Don’t even think about taking his picture. Remember that guy on Blogfinger who nearly got arrested for taking pictures in Asbury):  “What are brownbreeze?” I ask  (I’m thinking it’s time to ride away)

Boy: “It’s to keep bad people away .”

Me:  (OMG.  He’s saying “boundaries”).  “No I don’t.  I’m a grown up.”

Boy:  “Some grownups have brownbreeze.”    ( I begin to slowly walk my bike away. The situation is making me a bit rattled)

Me:  “Oh, I guess you’re right.”  I move some more.

Boy: “Where are you going.?”

Me:  “I’m going home.”

Boy: “I am going home too.”  (He starts peddling his bike in the direction of some tents around the corner–he smiles in my direction)

Me:  “Be careful.”

Please keep an eye on your kids.

MUSIC:  TAINTED FLOWER  “Close To You.”

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