This summer I did a lot of really neat stuff. My father bought a new car. It's a maroon Buick and we went a lot of places in it.
(Anonymous. Beach & Electric RR. Newport R.I. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inch albumen print with surface marks. (SOLD)
My dad really liked driving this car so we continued on to Massachusetts. I know that we went into the mountains because we rented a boat and did a little camping for two days.
I really do love looking at boats especially sail boats.
It was very hot a lot of the time so we spent a lot
of time at the beach. Sometimes I would just go with my parents and my
sister, but other times we would go with some of our friends and
relatives. Some of them looked Ok in bathing suits and some of them
didn't. There was a place nearby where a photographer had a small studio with
They all looked like they were ready to go into the water and some of them actually went into the water even though it was sometimes very, very cold
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Brothers. Bathing 1895. 5 1/2 X 7 1/4 inch silver print with some surface marks. $75.00)
But, no matter what, everyone always had a very good and happy time on these outings.
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gramps usually spends the summer at Coney Island. A lot of his friends go
there and he likes it a lot. He often sits on the boardwalk or the steps
and watches the people. That's him with the moustache, hat, and suspenders.
We also went to Atlantic City for a couple of days,
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I really liked seeing the people walking along, especially when they used umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun
We also got a chance to spend some time at Asbury Park. I liked boating and swimming.
night, mom showed me this really, really, really old picture
of her grandparents and her parents when they were kids a lot younger than me
The one on the right that got rubbed out is my great-great grandmother. The little girl holding the pail is my gramma. They come from England and used to go to the beach a lot too.
My mom has some other beach pictures which she showed me. Some of their beaches were a whole lot fancier than ours
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some of them had these funny
little wagons where people changed
into their bathing suits.
When we change here, we do things a little differently.
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(Anonymous. The Wading Pool. 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 inch silver print. $25.00)
(Anonymous. Two 8 X 10 inch silver prints. Philadelphia. Some discoloration. $60.00 each)
We also had our share of picnics with lots of good stuff to eat. My cousin Vinny wrote to me from Washington which is very far away. He had gone to a fair and wanted to send me a picture of the Tilt-A-Whirl that he'd taken a ride on.
(Anonymous. Leni Riefenstahl (TNB). Real Photo Postcard. Autographed on Recto. $225.00)
But, my father said that it was too dangerous and rented the video of Alive instead.
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