July 12, 2011

Down The Shore at Ocean Grove!

Ocean Grove, New Jersey


During our day in Ocean Grove, down the shore, we wandered around the beach. 

The powerful Atlantic Ocean had a strong riptide that day. It was also a brutally hot day and hazy, so we couldn't stay long. 

The beach was not officially open because it was early in the season and there were no lifeguards, although plenty of people were on the beach anyway because of the heat.

July 06, 2011

Ocean Grove Camp Meetings!

Ocean Grove, New Jersey tent


Lovely Ocean Grove, New Jersey, down the shore, was founded in 1869 as a Methodist Camp Meeting town. Even though Ocean Grove was eventually required to become part of Neptune, New Jersey, it still has a very strong religious spirit. 

June 03, 2011

Adam Lambert and The Black Eyed Peas



Adam Lambert's so cute. Yes, I know he doesn't play on my team, but he's still cute. And what a voice! The song was co-written by Pink, who I wrote about here.

May 31, 2011

American Gothic Dentist in Montclair



May 07, 2011

Phoebe Snow 1950-2011

Phoebe Snow album cover

Sadly, the great singer Phoebe Snow died recently. Phoebe grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and graduated from Teaneck High School. Phoebe was a marvelous singer with a very distinctive voice and great range. 

She had a big hit with "Poetry Man" in 1975: 


But that year also saw the birth of her daughter, who was born with severe brain damage. Phoebe elected to stay home with her daughter, thus slowing the progress of her career. She did, however, sing on commercials, and sometimes make public appearances and sing with her friends. 

There is a charming story by a friend of Phoebe's on The Huffington Post. You can read it here.

You will really be missed, Phoebe . . .

April 12, 2011

Worcester, New York

 


These photos were taken in July 2009 in Worcester, New York, a tiny town of about 2,000 people near Cooperstown. Above is "Country Boy Realty".  

 

Next is the Worcester Public Library.

April 11, 2011

Rolling in the Deep by Adele




"Rolling In The Deep" by Adele.

We could have had it all . . .