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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Janet and Kermy: 1959

Janet and Kermy: 1959

August 1959. "Janet & Kermy." Our second example of these slides found on eBay, Janet last seen dressed as a daffodil. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Those Were the Days

Kermy and I are about the same age, and back in 1959 I had the same physique. Today I look exactly the same except I lost the hair, have a grey beard and am 125 lbs. heavier.

I thought that looked like Myrtle Beach water!

Or maybe Cherry Grove. Is anything else known about them besides being on the East Coast for vacation?

[The venue of this foamy frolic is Cape May, New Jersey. -Dave]

South Mission Beach

I wonder if J & K were in the Pacific just north of the jetty at South Mission in San Diego. There used to be a weather monitoring platform on the horizon which looked like the structure in the picture, not a ship. There's not quite enough clues to be certain.

[They're on the East Coast. - Dave]

Hurry up with that picture!

I'm guessing by the look on these youngsters' faces the water is a bit chilly.

 
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