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My Grandfather and I

My Grandfather and I

Photo taken at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 1970. View full size.

[Uploaded by stonefish. -Ken]

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We couldn't resist...

...taking the same shot again in 2016. The location is staged, wardrobe was coincidental (I apparently dress like a 75 old).

I spent summer 2008 in

I spent summer 2008 in Rehoboth, was working close to this place in ice-cream store. actually i'm from russia and spent that summer in USA. it was interesting to find out that between 70 and 08 looks the difference is not too big. Lovely photo!

Family vacations

Hey, that's my grandfather and cousin on that bench. I remember when we went on a family vacation together to Rehoboth. We stayed in cabins and we had to bring our own sheets. I remember walking to the beach for pizza. Family vacations are so important to make happy memories for kids and enjoy family time for the parents. Look, no iPod or kids texting, just enjoying the wind and sea. Thanks for sharing the photo. DJ


Shows you how much of the 50s look was still around in the 70s - the building, the sign, the strolling family.

Dolle's Taffy

The sign is still exactly the same. Every time there is a major storm they repair or replace it as quickly as possible. This has been a major trademark and landmark on the Rehoboth Boardwalk since before I was born in '49.
I was born and raised in Delaware and spent much time at both the Delaware beaches and the Jersey shore, and one must make sure to always call them by their proper description.

Having just recently relocated to the west, I cannot yet make any comparisons with beaches on this side of the country.

Good shot and nice hat.

What a nice shot

I'll bet he was a great Gramps. I hope your memories of him are fabulous.

I wonder if the salt water taffy place is still around. The East Coast beaches I have visited have a different vibe than those out here on the left coast.

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