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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween past

I was 7 years old when this photo was taken, and I remember it as if it happened yesterday.   I was dressed as St. Theresa, my namesake.  My mom made the costume, as she did all my Halloween costumes, and usually on the evening of October 30.  And as you might have guessed, I attended parochial school.  (Where else would someone aspire to be a saint?)

My sister is standing behind me, behind the door.  You can see a bit of her school uniform, with a jumper, white shirt and thin bow tie at the neck.

My favorite candy was Bit o Honey and Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddies.  And Almond Joys.  In those days I don't think there was such a thing as "fun size."  Fun meant big, and that's what most of the candy bars were in my neighborhood.  My mom made jelly apples by the hundreds for the trick or treaters, and my brothers did so much trick or treating that they filled pillow sacks with their candy, which lasted until Christmas...

What candy did you like?


Friday, October 7, 2011

The (real) Jersey Shore

Many of you know I'm originally a Jersey Girl. I visited my daughter and son-in-law last weekend at their home in the heart of the Jersey shore, and we went for a walk on the Seaside Heights boardwalk.  It felt so good to be "home."

Gotta love the spotted pig prize.

Shoot the Guido?  Gotta be Jersey.

Yes, it's the "See The Jersey Shore" skyride.  (Takes you past the JS house.)

Note this boardwalk bar says, "We love Bennies."  For the
uninformed, Bennies are people who live outside
the Jersey shore area.  Funny thing is, since most of these outsiders  are
unfamiliar with this term, the sign won't lure many in.

My daughter and son-in-law in front of the Jersey Shore tv show house.

My son-in-law explained the JS tv house command center to me, as he worked in
this facility for some time.   (see my notes on the photo)

Coming to Jersey? Here are the nearest cross streets for the house.

I couldn't resist photographing this.

Really?  Someone needs underpants that say these things?

Not the Jersey shore without the lemonade stand.

I love this shot of the ferris wheel, with the tumbling clouds in the background.

Unlike those tv shows you see these days, this is my Jersey Shore.