Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Remembering Summers and the Beach - By Marianne Stephens
I also grew up going to Jones Beach on Long Island. Favorite pasttime during summers in the 1960s. Jones Beach also had a theatre and so I saw lots of plays. We didn't surf. We swam and sunbathed.
Ah, the good old days!
I have fond memories of Jones Beach...and also Coney Island. Yes, got there too. Summers were for working and then fun. What better way to unwind than a day at a beach?
I don't go to beaches now. As an old lady, I'm neither slim nor minus wrinkles. I've seen wrinkled prunes - women - who don bathing suits at any age and hit the beaches. While I applaud their "to hell with what others think" attitude, that's not me.
I've had my fun, have my memories to reflect on, and now don't like the heat, sweating, or sand. Staying in AC places suits me just fine!
None of my stories include a beach love scene...something to consider for another time.
Do you have fond memories of going to beaches? Doing that now?
Photos: Flickr: Joe Shlabotnik, and Eden, Janine and Jim's photostreams.